Stories about Caribbean from March, 2008
Trinidad & Tobago: Robbed!
Trinidadian blogger Shivonne Du Barry‘s cell phone is stolen – recounting the incident, she says: “This country has me more emotionally conflicted than a cheating man. I love it so much but things keep happening to make me feel I have to get out. Still, I know it will pass...
Bermuda: Tourist Trap?
After a tourist dies in a road accident, Bermudan blogger IMHO.bm asks: “Are we doing the right thing by continuing to rent auxiliary cycles to tourists?”
Guyana: Learning to Live
“The confusion I come to is this – something new growing in we the people”: Guyana-Gyal says that her fellow Guyanese are “learning to live despite the threats of badness, despite the thought that any minute, Fine Man and he pack can savage again.”
Brazil: Haiti, Rio de Janeiro and the UN peacekeeping mission
Aloisio Milani [pt] is promoting an in-depth analysis of “the possibility and feasibility of the blue-helmets’ performance to become a doctrine of intervention by the Army in public safety in violent Brazilian cities, where organized crime is part of the population's routine”. He has heard Army sources, the Ministry of...
Dominica: 10 Reasons…
Caribbean Man lists ten reasons to live in Dominica.
Barbados: Middle Class
Notes From The Margin has some thoughts on the Barbadian middle class…
Jamaica: Beauty and Race
“What beauty contests say about women is still an open and now tired debate, but what it says about race, particularly in a country like Jamaica is still up for grabs”: Marlon James explains.
Jamaica, Trinidad & Tobago, USA: Obama's Vision
Jamaican Geoffrey Philp thinks that Barack Obama “has a deep understanding of America and that he offers a transcendent vision of America that we haven't had in a long time”, while Notes from Port of Spain quotes Obama's “race speech”: “‘I am the son of a black man from Kenya...
Guyana: Commonweath Writers’ Prize
Signifyin’ Guyana notes that among the regional winners of the 2008 Commonwealth Writers’ Prize “was Guyanese-born, Nigerian-based Karen King-Aribisala for Best Book.”
Haiti: Discovering Jacmel
Blog de Port-au-Prince invites us to discover Jacmel, “the cultural capital of Haiti”.
Barbados: Easter Traditions
Living in Barbados blogs about Easter traditions in the Caribbean.
Barbados: Atlantic Storm
Notes From The Margin reports that Barbados has had one fatality because of “huge waves generated by an Atlantic storm.”
Bermuda: Race Therapy
“Bonds grow through community, not through confrontation,” writes Vexed Bermoothes, as he administers some group therapy for Bermuda.
Barbados, UK: RIP Arthur C. Clarke
Barbadian bloggers Notes From The Margin and Pull! Push! acknowledge the passing of “noted science fiction writer and visionary” Arthur C. Clarke.
Barbados: Riding the Waves?
Blogging from Barbados, Notes From The Margin reports that Eastern Caribbean territories are bracing for large waves as a result of “a deep low pressure centre that spawned tornadoes and thunderstorms across the US earlier this week.”
Bermuda, USA: Watching US Elections
“As the American election process grinds on, I find myself more and more impressed by Barack Obama’s apparent decency and integrity”, writes Breezeblog, while Politics.bm says that “many of the themes” in Obama's latest speech “are very applicable to Bermuda.”
Jamaica: Teenaged Crime
“Apparently the crime rate in the region is the highest in the world for teens ages 15-17″: Jamaican Francis Wade links to an article that gives the details.
Guyana-Gyal gets “first”ed.
Bermuda: Going Green
A Radical in Bermuda shares some tips for going green.
Jamaican Marlon James blogs about tunes he must have on his iPod.
Guyana-Gyal considers going into the business of rumour-mongering.