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· October, 2006

Stories about Caribbean from October, 2006

Trinidad & Tobago: Rock band offers free downloads

Christopher Yee Mon reports that Trinidadian rock band Tripped and Fallen is offering their latest album as a free download.

Jamaica: Firefox party

There'll be “Firefox parties” taking place throughout the world this weekend, reports Leon Robinson, including Jamaica.

Jamaica: When Prime Ministers doodle. . . .

Ria Bacon offers an update to an earlier post in which she discussed the matter of a close-up photograph of the Prime Minister's notepad taken during a debate on a...

Guyane: Anti-Violence Demonstration

Blada.com posts (Fr) a reminder of a day of protest taking place in Kourou tomorrow October 27th to force the town's authorities to address crime.

Bermuda: Island-specific search engine

Mark Carey announces a Bermuda-specific search engine that he built using Google's new Co-op platform.

Trinidad, UK: Between two worlds

Trinidad blogger Jeremy Taylor returns to the “quiet corner of the mudder country” (England) where he grew up: “There ought to be a name for this state of mind. (Perhaps...

Jamaica: Chutzpah and politics

Jamaica-based Linguist Ria Bacon uses the example of the Jamaican Minister of Information's statements about a recent political scandal to demonstrate the meaning of the Yiddish word “chutzpah”.

Jamaica, Dominica: Jean Rhys's “remarkably screwed up life”

After seeing a play based on Dominican writer Jean Rhys's “remarkably screwed up life”, Jamaican novelist Marlon James wonders: “Must every great artist have a self hating streak? Didn't Jean...

Trinidad & Tobago: Crime comes home

Trinidadian blogger Jonathan Ali receives a stark reminder that the country's deep-seated crime problem affects everybody.

Martinique/Guadeloupe/Guyane: Voting One Day Early

Le [Blog de Moi] announces (Fr) that Martiniquans, Guadeloupeans and other overseas French departments will vote one day early in the upcoming French presidential election taking place June 10 and...

Trinidad & Tobago: Anti-smelter movement gains momentum

The movement protesting the establishment of an aluminium smelter in a community in south-western Trinidad gains momentum with the setting up of a protest camp in the north of the...

Trinidad & Tobago, UK: Review of “Londonistan”

Trinidad blogger Jeremy Taylor reviews the book Londonistan by British journalist Melanie Phillips: “What causes intelligent people to slither across the political spectrum from left to right (and sometimes the...

Bahamas: Violence in cabinet

Sir Arthur Foulkes is highly critical of the handling by the Bahamian Prime Minister of a fight between two members of parliament in the Cabinet room.

Bermuda: Another anti-expat flyer

A new anti-expat flyer hits the streets of Bermuda. Christian S. Dunleavy reports.

Barbados: “Abortions provider” candidate

Barbados Free Press wonders whether a political candidate's affiliations with a clinic that provides abortions — which are legal in Barbados — will affect his candidacy.

St. Vincent & the Grenadines: Rewriting the anthem

St. Vincent & the Grenadines blogger Abeni wonders whether her country's national anthem could be re-written: “It's clear that verse was written from the perspective of the main island-St Vincent....

St. Lucia, Venezuela: UN Security Council Seat

While he's not against supporting Venezuela for a seat on the UN Security Council, St. Lucian blogger Matthew Hunte cautions against not factoring self-interest into that and similar arguments.

Jamaica: Pam Mordecai

Jamaican writer Pam Mordecai is the subject of the second installment in Geoffrey Philp's “In My Words” series.

Dominica: The dubious benefits of CWC 2007

Kenny Green of Dominica isn't put off by reports that the Cricket World Cup, which is set to take place next year in the Caribbean, may be moved instead to...

Cayman Islands: Celebrity adoption

“Following on the heels of Madonna’s adoption of a little Malawian boy, eccentric actress Renee Zellwegger has announced her intentions to adopt a Caymanian,” writes Cayblogger.

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Janine Mendes Franco is the Caribbean editor. Email her story ideas or volunteer to write.


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