Stories about Jamaica from November, 2007
Jamaican Geoffrey Philp blogs about the land of his birth.
Montego Bay Day By Day continues her Wordless Wednesday series by posting a photo of a colourful chattel house in Negril.
Babalu Blog finds “alarming” the prospect of “a new Latin American and Caribbean regional police force modeled on Interpol.”
Thanksgiving may be a traditionally North American holiday - but more and more, the Caribbean seems to be taking notice - so much so that many regional bloggers have been paying a warm West Indian tribute to Thanksgiving…
Thebookmann attends the launch of Jamaica-based artist Roberta Stoddart's exhibition, which “shows a body of work that deals with the subject of discomfort and unseen social obligations.”
Marlon James writes a Top Ten list of the types of men men hate.
Geoffrey Philp reflects on the mission of his blog: “We need to preserve our literature. For what else is literature but memory and promise: who we thought we have been and what we imagine ourselves to be.”
“It's one of those moments when you stop waiting for something to happen, and you make something happen,” writes Francis Wade, as he sets about helping to fix certain roads in Jamaica.
“When I travel back to the U.S. I am blown away by how often the message is beamed at me to ‘BUY NOW, OR ELSE.’ Here in Jamaica, however, things don't quite work like that” – and Francis Wade likes it that way.
Barbados Free Press continues to follow the story on the Jamaican lightbulb scandal, comparing it to corruption in their own country.
“It hurts me to say the truth — those of us in Jamaica who are educated and employed benefit from those who aren't,” writes Francis Wade, as he blogs about economic realities.
“Yesterday while at work, I looked on the computer clock, noted that it was past 4:00pm and silently cheered. When did I become a clock watcher?” asks CityGirl.
“Coming back to work in the Caribbean has meant getting used to using words of endearment that professionals in developed countries have long eschewed”: Jamaican Francis Wade tries to strike a balance.
Geoffrey Philp features Our Caribbean: “an anthology of lesbian and gay writing from across the Antilles”.
Abeni‘s heart goes out to a grieving friend whom she only knows through blogging, making her realise “that just maybe friendship needs no definition, no qualifiers”.
Chronicles from a Caribbean Cubicle is convinced that “companies…are good as how they treat their vendors.”
Babalu Blog links to an article printed in the Jamaica Gleaner that he believes is “twisted logic”.
Montego Bay Day By Day features a photograph of one of the Jamaican town's push cart vendors.
Stunner‘s taste buds are excited about Kingston Restaurant Week.
What's “thick and long and fat…and just big enough to keep a few thousand Jamaicans from ever moving home permanently”? Francis Wade spills the beans.
Barbados Free Press blogs about the Jamaican lightbulb scandal and says: “Citizens of Barbados should pay close attention”, while Stunner's Afflictions asks: “Will there be criminal charges? Or will we see more bawling in the house of Parliament?”