Stories about Jamaica from August, 2007
Geoffrey Philp notes that part proceeds from an upcoming tribute and fundraiser honoring the late Jamaican cultural icon Louise Bennett-Coverley, will be donated to victims of Hurricane Dean.
Antilles highlights Infinite Island, a contemporary Caribbean art show which opens tomorrow at the Brooklyn Museum.
Mighty Afroditee is impressed by the quality of films being shown at the Caribbean Film Festival.
Jamaican Geoffrey Philp is excited about the latest issue of the Caribbean Review of Books, while Antilles highlights the issue's feature on Trinidadian fashion designer Meiling.
Francis Wade examines the concept of busyness from a Jamaican perspective.
“Her poor showing in the national debates and the political missteps this week with the declaration of a state of public emergency has made that painfully all too clear – ‘Sista P can’t manage the prime minister wok.'” Jamaica House is not convinced that Prime Minister Portia Simpson-Miller can lead...
“What a difference a day makes!” remarks CityGirl : Her disappointment in Jamaican Asafa Powell's performance as he lost the World Championships Men's 100m Final yesterday has been redeemed by Veronica Campbell's 100m gold medal – the first ever for the island in these games.
“Things are certainly getting back to normal as time goes by,” says Stunner's Afflictions of post-Dean Jamaica.
“The very worst thing to do is to pretend that no language difference exists, and to proceed as if you are being fully understood”: Francis Wade examines the language barriers that exist in Jamaica.
Mad Bull consults his “second favourite Tarot card reader” to determine the results of the upcoming Jamaican elections – and the results are “clear as mud”.
“Jamaica was sailing along towards elections on August 27. Then, buddum! Nature, who has no votes, but often can be critical in how things turn out, wanted to have its say.” Caribbean Comment provides an analysis on how Hurricane Dean continues to affect Jamaican politics.
In the aftermath of Hurricane Dean, confusion reigns over the postponement of the Jamaican general election originally scheduled for 27 August.
“We do indeed grow up in a society where begging is prevalent. Whether we're begging for money, begging for ‘justice’, or begging for a ‘bly’, there just always seems to be large levels of personal dissatisfaction with reality.” Stories of Me blogs about why it's better to be a chooser...
“It actually feels wrong to complain about the ‘agony’ of waiting 4 days to get back electricity just so that I can watch tv and surf the net. After all, there are people who survived the hurricane and are still trying to figure out where they are going to live.”...
“Now taking advantage of disaster is a time honoured tradition amongst West Indian politicians,” writes Notes from the Margin, commenting on the impact Hurricane Dean may have on Jamaica's upcoming elections.
“I am a big supporter of the media and their freedom of speech. I do believe in the public’s right to know. However, I don’t know that the media has some emergency rights giving them free reign over the roads.” Beyondbee wonders what constitutes a “media emergency”.
“A friend of mine saw the hunger in my eyes after the hurricane…and she gave me what she had, two starburst in an easy to open mini pack.” Nuff Conscious Ramblings And Perspectives never underestimates an act of kindness, while Yardflex.com says: “Solidarity in its best form is what the...
Chronicles from a Caribbean Cubicle explores the elements that make vision statements work…or not.
MACO Caribbean Living blogs about the impact of Hurricane Dean on Caribbean tourism.
Wondering what Jamaican entertainers thought of Hurricane Dean? Yardflex.com asks them…
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 be significant but not as severe as feared.