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· August, 2008

Stories about Caribbean from August, 2008

Trinidad & Tobago, Jamaica: People Power

“The pictures of the Jamaican track teams facilities haunt me. But what they prove, perhaps is that all the high tech this, that and the other can’t take the place...

Trinidad & Tobago, Jamaica, Cuba: Olympic Medals

Caribbean Beat Blog congratulates Jamaica and Trinidad and Tobago on their gold and silver medals in the Men's 4 x 100 Relay, while Child of the Revolution thinks that “Fidel...

Jamaica: Patwa Power

Annie Paul gives a rundown of Jamaica's outstanding Olympic achievements, making the point that “the phenomenal performance of the Jamaican athletes is also due to the cultural self-confidence they feel…this...

Bermuda: War on Drugs

The Bermudian government has plans to introduce a SWAT team to tackle the war on drugs, but 21 Square thinks that “cracking down on supply without solving the problem of...

Bahamas, Guyana: Walcott's Warning

At the opening of the Carifesta Symposia in Guyana, Nobel Laureate Derek Walcott warned that regional governments are killing their artists – making Bahamian blogger Nicolette Bethel even more convinced...

Anguilla, Bermuda: Parental Liability

Bermuda considers passing legislation that would make parents liable for the criminal behaviour of their children. Corruption-free Anguilla thinks the idea has merit: “It is what happens or does not...

Blogger of the Week: Janine Mendes-Franco

Today's installment of the Blogger of the Week series is taking us to the beautiful island of Trinidad and Tobago, home to Global Voices regional editor for the Caribbean Janine...

Bahamas, Cuba: Inconvenient Truths?

“The Bahamas standard of living reflects the effect of free trade and a relatively limited government. Citizens here are still far better off than in many countries in the region...

Jamaica: Campbell-Brown Wins Gold

“The U.S. team will return home without a gold medal in the individual sprint events for the first time since they boycotted the 1980 Moscow Olympics”: YardFlex.com congratulates Jamaican sprinter...

Guyana: Carifesta Preparations

Both Living Guyana and Propaganda Press provide updates on the last-minute rush for Carifesta.

Grenada: Thinking About Poverty

Letters from Grenada blogs about everything from education to land use as part of Blog Action Day 2008.

Barbados, Jamaica, Guyana: Winning Ways

“I feel that a lot of people misinterpreted Bolt's gestures, for innocent or malicious reasons. There may be more than one level of culture clash at work–race and class, being...

Trinidad & Tobago, Jamaica: Olympic Inspiration

The Caribbean Librarian is inspired by the Olympic performances of the Jamaican sprinters: “What have we learnt? When faced with innumerable problems (our economies, lack of infrastructure, lack of resources...

St. Vincent & the Grenadines, Barbados: UWI Sued

A Rhodes Scholar sues the University of the West Indies for failing to give him first-class honours and Abeni from St. Vincent and the Grenadines says: “I really do not...

Bahamas, Guyana: Host Nation

“It’s a very frustrating job, hosting this event…and at the same time dealing with Caribbean governments, all of which appear to operate in a similar inefficient fashion”: Bahamian blogger Nicolette...

Jamaica: “Lightning” Strikes Twice at Beijing Olympics

Jamaica's Usain Bolt continued his phenomenal run at the Beijing Olympics with a record-breaking win in the men's 200m Wednesday and Caribbean bloggers are celebrating just as much as he...

Trinidad & Tobago: I Blog, Therefore I Am

“It seems blogging is an inevitable part of our evolution since one characteristic of being alive is to be noticed in as many ways possible”: Blogging from Trinidad and Tobago,...

Jamaica: Bolt Wins 200m

Jamaica's Abeng News Magazine is thrilled to report that lightning does indeed strike twice as Usain Bolt cops the Gold – and sets a new World Record – in the...

Barbados, Jamaica, China: Mistaken Identity

A case of mistaken identity in China courtesy a newspaper that could not distinguish between images of Usain Bolt and Dwain Chambers – Barbadian blogger Jdid is not taking the...

Guyana: Embracing Your Heritage

Guyana Providence Stadium visits The Guyana Heritage Museum, calling it “one of my most enjoyable experience every time I visit the homeland.”

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


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