Stories about Caribbean from September, 2007
Jamaican Francis Wade wonders: “What is the cost of a promise that falls through the cracks?”
IMHO.bm thinks that fixing the problems with Bermuda's youth requires a return to family values.
Barbados Underground refers to an article which suggests that “Barbados maybe losing the battle against the spread of sexually transmitted infections among the youth.”
Seldo.Weblog reviews the $100 laptop: “This feels like the real deal.”
KnowProSE.com spends some time in Mayaro, on Trinidad's south east coast.
“Now, I am not necessarily enamoured of our leaders, our government and our politics, but I am proud of our Republic status”: Lifespan of a Chennette wishes Trinidad and Tobago a happy Republic Day!
“Alarmed by the rising rates of non communicable diseases in the Caribbean the Heads of Govermnents recently held a summit dedicated to addressing the issue”: Abeni puts in her two cents’ worth.
“It goes without saying that the list of writers that haven’t won will always be more impressive than those who have, but that’s matter more of volume than taste”: Marlon James puts forward his picks for this year's Nobel Prize in Literature.
Ever seen a live Tattoo (considered a “wild meat” delicacy by many West Indians)? Then Free Spirit‘s pictures will have to do…
“Due to our most recent hurricane scare, Carnival was rescheduled to yesterday”: Belize-y Livin’ mixed fun with responsibility as she “handed out the condoms and HIV/AIDS literature to adults when we were walking behind the float…HIV/AIDS affects Belize more than any other Central American country.”
Living in Barbados asks: “Why is it that with a solid Caribbean regional network C&W cannot provide a simple, seamless, means of accessing services like voice mail within the region?”
In every society in which they find themselves, the world's 370 million indigenous peoples are among the most vulnerable and marginalized. After over 22 years of negotiations and consultations, the United Nations approved the Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples earlier this month, a broad, non-binding agreement articulating basic...
Montego Bay Day By Day posts a photographic account of the moving of a “chattel house” in Jamaica.
Cheese-on-bread! joins her fellow Barbadians in celebrating International Peace Day.
“Three cheers for a politician that finally has the guts to speak the truth on a highly political matter,” writes Rick Lowe at WeblogBahamas.com, as the country's Prime Minister makes a statement on price control at the recent CARICOM Summit.
The bookmann reviews an exhibition of various elements of Trinidad and Tobago Carnival, currently on display at BRIC'S Rotuda Gallery in Brooklyn, New York.
Now is Wow recalls her days of giving flowers to complete strangers…
Jamaican Geoffrey Philp wonders whether V.S Naipaul was right about book-buying in the Caribbean being considered “an extravagance” and asks his readers to weigh in on the subject.
Notes From The Margin discovers an ode to Barbados via a YouTube video: “Maybe someone should tell the tourist board about this one!”
Living Dominica has what is possibly the best view on the island…
Atillah Springer is a journalist, activist and blogger from Trinidad and Tobago and a member of a protest movement which, earlier this year, succeeded in driving the aluminium industry giant Alcoa out of a community in rural Trinidad where they had proposed to establish a smelter under somewhat dubious circumstances. In this podcast I talk with Atillah about the movement's use of the Internet in their organising activities.