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· August, 2006

Stories about Caribbean from August, 2006

Caribbean: Licensing sex workers

Barbados Free Press has some questions for the government officials who are considering licensing prostitutes (or is it “sex workers”) for the duration of next year's Cricket World Cup tournament.

Barbados: Development double standards

The Mulllins Bay Blog slams the double standard that allows wealthy developers to construct destructive barriers of dubious utility on the seashore, while “the few small home owners remaining in...

Trinidad & Tobago: Port of Stain

Walking through Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago's capital city, The Manicou expresses despair at the amount of litter in the streets, but has little hope that this will ever...

St. Vincent & the Grenadines: A Vincentian Paris Hilton?

Abeni is disturbed by an e-mail she receives featuring photos of a Vincentian woman “in various states of undress as well as engaged in some sexual acts”.

Trinidad & Tobago: Reviewing the draft constitution

Jeremy Taylor parses Trinidad & Tobago's new draft constitution, and concludes that “there are some very strange things in this draft, which would have the effect of increasing the power...

Aruba: Waiting for Ernesto

“It's hot. It's humid. There is no blessed, cooling wind,” writes Arubagirl as the tropical disturbance known as Ernesto passes through the area, creating some dramatic wave activity that she...

Global Food Blog Report #29

#1: Maika's Blog on Haitian Food: "Griot" (pronounced: greee-yo ) a popular Haitian original.  Which is fried pork shoulder accompanied with a spicy hot as habanero cole slaw like condiment...

Trinidad & Tobago: Parliament TV

“I'm wholly in favour of wasting a TV channel on this, because it will show just how absurdly tedious parliamentary affairs have become,” writes Jeremy Taylor, reporting on Trinidad &...

Jamaica: Better policing

Gela relates an incident which paints the Jamaican police in a less than glowing light: “The police is one of the public sector groups who are currently agitating for more...

Haiti: Travelling heavy

Nightshift makes fun of Caribbean travellers’ legendary inability to travel light: “If successful, Mr. Lafargue will complete the feat first attempted by Jean-Jean Jean-Michel in 1976 when he tried traveling...

Guyana: Wild garden

Guyana-Gyal's mother likes a wild garden.

Trinidad & Tobago: Eco-friendly

Is the eco-resort you plan on visiting really that eco-friendly? Karen Walrond shows you how to make sure.

Caribbean: Exporting Carnival

“. . . it's interesting how these festivals have echoed, in a small way, the evolution of their original model in Trinidad, as a vehicle of solidarity, an assertion of...

Jamaica, UK: Linton Kwesi Johnson

Geoffrey Philp extends birthday greetings to Britain-based Jamaican dub poet Linton Kwesi Johnson: “He became only the second living poet to be published in the Penguin Classics series. His poetry...

Bermuda: Rum terrorism

Valentine Michael Smith reports on the vicious attack on Bermuda's rum supply perpetrated by a group called Al-Cassava: “the group’s demands are said to include increased moped parking, a reduction...

Antigua & Barbuda: Quizzing the Labour Party

John has a list of pointed questions for the Antigua Labour Party.

Trinidad & Tobago: Tourism truth

Asks Trinidadian Elspeth Duncan: “Can our ‘tourism truth’ continue to lie in pretty cliches, unchanging statistics and glossy, tropical images Photoshopped to seduce foreigners?“

Barbados: Terrorism euphemism

Barbados Free Press calls euphemistic the Barbados's Minister of State's pronouncement that “the threat is “terrorism” itself”.

Bahamas: Not press freedom

Lynn Sweeting gets at what may be the real issue behind an English editor's position at a Bahamian newspaper. As one commenter put it, the issue is “the hiring of...

Bahamas: Education upgrade

Bahamian educator Neil Sealey lays out the steps necessary to upgrade the Bahamian education system.

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