Stories about Jamaica from May, 2011
Weblog Bahamas‘ Rick Lowe is “all for going green voluntarily…and in time”, while Labrish Jamaica warns: “There is no debate anymore about climate change. It is here. If sea level were to rise only 1 metre in the Caribbean, the impacts would be catastrophic.”
Diaspora litblogger Geoffrey Philp has begun an online movement to clear Marcus Garvey's name – his aim is “to get 10,000 signatures and to deliver the petition to President Barack Obama.”
Girl With A Purpose has the details about recent political resignations and Cabinet reshuffles, here.
So the world was supposed to end this past Saturday - at least according to some religious sects. Caribbean bloggers write about how one man's delusion had an impact on the region and put a humourous spin on surviving the end of the world.
Litblogger Geoffrey Philp posts a poem by diaspora writer Shara McCallum.
More on the Bocas Lit Fest, from Annie Paul.
Diaspora blogger Grasshopper Eyes The Potomac wants to keep things simple.
“François Mitterrand and Bob Marley, united for eternity on May 11th 1981″, [fr] is a post on the blog Calédosphère commemorating the 30th anniversary of the passing of the “God of Reggae”, Bob Marley, and the election of former French President François Mitterrand. Bob Marley fans can visit the blog [fr]...
“He was possibly the first of Jamaica’s artists to develop the idea of working ‘serially’- creating a series of works based on a single theme”: National Gallery of Jamaica Blog honours the life of the late artist Eugene Hyde.
Nearly one year after, Jamaica Salt takes a look at the aftermath of the Christopher “Dudus” Coke extradition.
Charmaine Valere and Annie Paul both give a run-down of Trinidad and Tobago's first Bocas Literary Festival.
“While the US government ponders what pictures to release, I ponder what pictures to try to censor”: Grasshopper Eyes The Potomac blogs about how to explain Osama Bin Laden's death in age-appropriate terms to children.
Diaspora bloggers comment on the news of Osama Bin Laden's death.