· October, 2007

Stories about Caribbean from October, 2007

Trinidad and Tobago: Youth and Politics

  25 October 2007

Ramblings and Reason refers to a controversial song called called Trinidad and Tobago Sucks to illustrate the sentiment of “a certain segment of the under-thirty population who have educated themselves on the issues and find the local brand of politics, which refuses to deal with those issues, more than distasteful.”

Guyana: Iwokrama

  25 October 2007

Guyana-Gyal tells the fascinating story of Iwokrama, “part of one of the last four intact rainforests in the whole wide world!”

Guyana: Give the People what they Want

  24 October 2007

“Guyanese people Abroad so home sick they does crave every juicy detail about things happening here. If ants belch, they need to know what decibel”…so Guyana-Gyal gives them what they want.

Haiti: Constitutional Amendments?

  24 October 2007

“Is a Constitution a living document?” asks Bryan Schaaf at Haiti Innovation as he raises the issue of modifying certain sections of the island's existing constitution “for the betterment of the country”.

Jamaica: That Jamaican Touch

  24 October 2007

“One of my biggest challenges has been to control what my wife calls my ‘Jamaican touch’,” explains Geoffrey Philp.

Trinidad & Tobago: Music in Politics

  23 October 2007

“If religion is the opiate of the masses then music must be the amphetamine”: Blogging from Trinidad and Tobago, Shivonne Du Barry examines the phenomenon of political parties using local music to appeal to voters.

Dominica: Creole Traditions

  23 October 2007

“During this season, every village…strives to show its neighbors how well it is preserving heritage and traditions”: Living Dominica celebrates “Creole time”!

Belize: Fish In Trees

  23 October 2007

Caribbean Beat Blog reports that “scientists have found one of the oddest fish known to mankind in abundance in Belize.”

Bahamas: We the Jury

  23 October 2007

Craig Butler at Bahama Pundit makes a case for passing the proposed bill to amend the island's Juries Act.

Trinidad & Tobago: Poli-tricks?

  22 October 2007

“Trinidad and Tobago politics is a lot like dentistry – the politicians constantly pull on our teeth,” says KnowProSE.com, while Francomenz is “so stunned” at the latest political ramblings, she “can’t think of a single witty thing to say”.

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