Stories about Curaçao
Curacao: Remembering Our Heroes
TRIUNFO DI SABLIKA remembers the day in 1795 when “Tula and the rest of our liberation warriors [were] executed after they revolted against the Dutch slavery system”, saying: “One of the main reasons you forget about the killings of our freedom fighting warriors easily is because we have a cultural...
Curacao: Changes Needed in Court of Justice
“A Dutch European lawyer indiscriminately lambasting a prime minister and a party leader in front of four innocent new judges…indoctrinating them from day one how to judicially digest post-colonial power struggles from a sole Dutch white privileged position is borderline dangerous”: TRIUNFO DI SABLIKA thinks it's time for “this constant...
Curacao: Financial Reality
“Yesterday an IMF delegation presented their 2011 Article IV Consultation Discussions: Preliminary Conclusions with the usual rhetoric, cut, reform, kill mantra”: TRIUNFO DI SABLIKA posts a poem intended to show “that these programmed Washington DC economists are not gods.”
Curacao: Images of Slavery Inappropriate
TRIUNFO DI SABLIKA takes issue with certain images on the Golden Coach, which has become the symbol of the Dutch monarchy: “The sidebar ‘Tribute of the Colonies’ activates great resistance from us. On that side are half-naked black men and women who offer their riches to the royal king. In...
Curaçao: “The re-enslavement of Tula”
Controversy is brewing over a film about Curaçao's “liberation warrior Tula” – read why, here.
Aruba, Curacao: Eloquent Arguments
The lawyer as orator? Karel's Legal Blog discusses “a sensitive subject.”
Curacao: Attorneys’ Image
Karel's Legal Blog looks at the image of lawyers.
Latin America, Caribbean: Increase in Food Prices
Bloggings by Boz writes: “The FAO reports that February 2011 was a yet a new high on food prices. This has led to several warnings from organizations in Latin America and the Caribbean including ECLAC [Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean] and the IICA [Inter-American Institute for Cooperation...
Curacao: Netherlands Antilles is no more
“A new journey has started on a route never taken before. Let us all take pride in our heritage and let us embrace our new country and mix the two with love and respect”: Karel's Legal Blog congratulates Curacao on its new country status.
Curacao: Experiencing Space
“I must admit that I thought it was a joke at first (and now I just feel very old indeed)”: Repeating Islands confirms that Curacao is gearing up to “be the home of the Caribbean Space Port called Space Experience Curaçao (SXC) [which] envisions realizing a commercial space line and...
Curacao: Kayaking through Caribbean
Repeating Islands blogs about an activist from Curaçao, who “has paddled more than 1600 kilometres in a kayak to raise awareness for the environment.”
Trinidad & Tobago: Silicon Reality
Taran Rampersad debunks “the Myth of a T&T Silicon Valley.”
Trinidad & Tobago, Curacao: Sweet Tooth
Lifespan of a Chennette blogs about traditional sweets from Curacao: “It was a reminder that even if names were different, and languages, the people and food of the Caribbean do share so much!”
Curaçao: Protesting for Autonomy
Repeating Islands reports on a demonstration in Curaçao, “in opposition to a political reform agreement just concluded with the Netherlands.”
Bermuda, Curacao: G20 on Offshores
Vexed Bermoothes has been following the G20 Summit and notes that “Bermuda is on the greylist of 39 ‘jurisdictions that have committed to the internationally agreed tax standard, but have not yet substantially implemented'”, while Karel's Legal Blog is pleased that “The Netherlands Antilles and Aruba do not appear on...
Dominican Republic: Upset at World Baseball Classic by Dutch Team
The 2nd edition of the World Baseball Classic tournament is underway and features Major League baseball players representing traditional baseball powers like the the Dominican Republic whose roster was filled with professional All-Star talent. The tournament also features countries with less tradition playing this sport, such as the Netherlands, who pulled off two improbable victories over the Dominican team eliminating them from the competition.
Anguilla: Dolphin Pros & Cons
“We would all have heard by now that the Ministers have agreed to give the ‘swim with the dolphins’ company a licence…for their new facility”: Corruption-free Anguilla raises some questions.
Trinidad & Tobago: Visiting Curaçao
Lifespan of a Chennette makes a trip to Curaçao and gives us a guided tour…
Trinidad & Tobago: Infinite Island
Antilles highlights Infinite Island, a contemporary Caribbean art show which opens tomorrow at the Brooklyn Museum.
Caribbean: Contemporary Art Exhibition
“Brooklyn sometimes feels like it is part of the Caribbean,” writes Caribbean Beat Blog, reporting on an upcoming exhibition of contemporary Caribbean art at the Brooklyn Museum.
Caribbean Women's Forum
Collectif Haiti de Provence points to a Radio Kiskeya news article stating (Fr): “The 2d Caribbean Women's Forum ended the evening of November 10th in Fort-de-France, Martinique with the participation of a Haitian delegation led by Feminine Condition Minister Marie-Laurence Jocelyn Lassegue … Delegations from various Caribbean countries (Guadeloupe, Dominica,...