Stories about Caribbean from April, 2010
A mainstream media news story which highlights “the problems posed by continued food aid to Haiti”, grabs the attention of Ellen in Haiti, who says: “The problem with the article is that it just talks about food aid….in Port au Prince. There is so much else in Haiti that needs...
“No time for distractions, in this election season”: Afra Raymond continues his quest to learn the lessons of Trinidad and Tobago's UDeCOTT fiasco.
Trinidad and Tobago News Blog continues to report on the lead-up to the country's general elections on May 24, saying: “History was created at Charlie King Junction in Fyzabad when before a mammoth cheering crowd, the nation’s Opposition parties signed a historic ‘Declaration of Political Unity’, last night.”
Litblogger Geoffrey Philp blogs about the 10th annual Calabash International Literary Festival in Jamaica, saying: “This year’s event will bring together an extraordinary mix of new and established writers from around the world for the most anticipated annual literary event in the Caribbean region.”
In honour of Earth Day, Guyana-Gyal wishes everyone “plastic-free…poo-free seas flinging up liquid diamonds”, while Survivein’ Trinidad adds: “A little will certainly go a long way if we all make a conscious effort to take better care of the environment.”
Concern Blogs reports that “the United Nations has determined that 9,000 of [Haiti's] Bourdon Valley’s residents are at immediate risk of losing their lives in this area due to dangers posed by the rains.”
The Haitian Blogger republishes an article by Melanie Newton which suggests that what happens in Haiti post-earthquake “is a question of world historical significance.”
This Beach Called Life‘s inability to find a replacement pair of shoelaces in Trinidad causes him to blog about “the level of contempt the selling class have for the buying class.”
Keltruth Corp. reports on a shooting in Barbados which left an eleven-year-old dead, prompting Allegiance to wonder if Barbadians are being treated equally under the law.
Bahamian Nicolette Bethel is “one of the million or more ‘ash refugees’ around the world.”
Dominica Weekly highlights three must-see attractions of the Morne Trois Pitons National Park.
“How dare you squander the resources by giving so much lip service and not doing much of anything…Shucks, did you think I was talking about the PNM/ UNC/COP?”: 5am at Mango Media Caribbean has a message for the voting population of Trinidad and Tobago.
Peter Sam contributes a one-of-a-kind story to Signifyin’ Guyana that deals with “the usefulness of the eggplant”.
Pleasure blog posts an interview with Trinidad-born writer Monique Roffey.
“Someone, please, show me a platform and make the platform for a political party the center of discussion. Let us discuss issues. Let us discuss the future”: KnowTnT.com wants something to vote for.
Sidney Sweeting at Weblog Bahamas is appalled at the way in which some of his compatriots treat animals.
KnowTnT.com has some news for the Minister of Culture when it comes to the “design flaws” in the newly completed National Academy of the Performing Arts building: “If the builders have to make changes to the design…these are not covered by any warranty. They will have to be paid for...
“Since the start of the year, some 463 persons have been murdered”: YardFlex.com laments the escalating Jamaican crime rate.
What is “good” writing? Signifyin’ Guyana has a few thoughts on the subject.
The upcoming general election date has been announced, according to Trinidad and Tobago News Blog.
“You could see some parents crying by the streets watching other neighborhood kids leaving for class; their kids had gone to school once, on January 12th, and never came back”: For Inside Disaster, Emmanuel Midi reports on back to school time in Haiti.