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Stories about Cayman Islands

29 May 2015

Too Soon to Joke About FIFA Arrests? Not in the Caribbean!

There was also a video featuring a popular local puppet as he spent a night in jail with Jack Warner, a Trinidadian former FIFA vice president who was indicted.

8 February 2014

Station's Rights to Sochi Games Leave Caribbean Viewers in the Dark

Six regional teams are competing in this year's Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia. Caribbean fans would love to cheer them on - but cable providers are blocking the feed.

20 January 2010

Caribbean: Ready for another earthquake?

As stories and images of devastation pour out of Haiti, bloggers elsewhere in the Caribbean wonder if the earthquake-prone region is ready for the next major tremor.

14 December 2009

Caribbean: New Media & Celebrity Fascination

The fascination with celebrities has always been at a fever pitch, but in the current age of new media and consumer-generated content, it’s at an all-time high. While Caribbean bloggers...

23 December 2008

Caribbean: 2008 in Review

From natural disasters to lightning bolts of the athletic kind, 2008 was a busy one for the Caribbean blogosphere. Here are some of the highlights...

A Caribbean Christmas

'Tis the season - and nowhere celebrates Christmas quite like the Caribbean! Here's a glimpse into what bloggers are doing to get into the spirit of the festivities...

7 August 2008

Jamaica: Independence Day

Jamaica just celebrated its 46th year of Independence from Britain and several bloggers marked the occasion with posts that ranged from thoughtful critiques to excited celebration...

21 August 2007

Jamaica, Cayman Islands: After Hurricane Dean

As Hurricane Dean continued its devastating progress across the Caribbean, bloggers in Jamaica and the Cayman Islands reported on emergency preparations, and post-hurricane images uploaded to Flickr showed damage to...

17 August 2007

Caribbean: Bracing for Hurricane Dean

The Caribbean blogosphere is abuzz over the impending arrival of Hurricane Dean, the first official hurricane of the season: Steve's Dominica reports: “Dean will be passing over us around 6am...

9 October 2006

Cayman Islands: Cruising for bruising

In the caption to this photo, Flickr user George Chang touches upon one of the dilemmas facing small tourist economies: There are 6 cruise ships that you can see in...

18 June 2006

Haiti: Telecom Wars

Digicel billboard, Martinique. By blogger Greg at Jamaica-based Caribbean telecom giant Digicel has a presence in over a dozen countries in the region. Digicel officially launched operations on the...

6 June 2006

Global Voices, Caribbean Accents: report on Caribbean blogging roundtable

THE CARIBBEAN STUDIES ASSOCIATION (CSA), one of the major assemblies of scholars of the history, culture, and society of the Caribbean region, held its annual conference in Port of Spain,...

28 April 2006

West Indian literature online

One of the crucial elements in the rapid development of the literature of the Anglophone Caribbean in the 1940s and 50s was a weekly radio programme called Caribbean Voices, broadcast...

17 April 2006

Village cricket match, Caribbean-style

Easter Sunday cricket match — Howsen Village, Trinidad. From caribbeanfreephoto At this time of year, thoughts in the English-speaking Caribbean turn to the game of cricket. Travel around any of...

15 April 2006

Don't go near the sea on Good Friday, and other Caribbean Easter traditions

The Easter Weekend in the Caribbean arrives at the height of the dry season, with gorgeous weather and Christian traditions conspiring to make it a time both solemn and fun-filled....

21 February 2006

The silencing of Cayman Cop

Finally — a Caribbean blogging controversy. Involving a blogging policeman, a local newspaper and a witch hunt by an irate constabulary. In — of all places — the mild-mannered Cayman...

31 January 2006

The Caribbean Single Market

It's rare to find Caribbean bloggers across different islands talking about the same issue at the same time, but one would have thought that yesterday's historic signing in Jamaica of...

13 January 2006

11 key moments in [Anglo-]Caribbean blog history

THE INTERNET ARCHIVE IS preserving copies of many early blog pages, but most bloggers are too busy posting to think about otherwise documenting what they're doing. The history of the...

16 December 2005

Selections from the Caribbean blogosphere

Barbados – Campfyah, writing from Caracas, fills us in on some of his Christmas activities and Barbados's participation in an international Christmas charity fair. – In a post which sparks...

2 December 2005

The talk in the Caribbean blogosphere

I'm writing this post on December 1st, which is also World AIDS Day. There were 24,000 AIDS-related deaths in the Caribbean this year, and as Abeni of St. Vincent &...

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