· August, 2010

Stories about Caribbean from August, 2010

Trinidad & Tobago: Unique Deal

  24 August 2010

Afra Raymond says that comparing the CL Financial bailout to the US situation is “nothing less than public mischief”: “The only resemblance to the US bailout is in name only. Real Trini-ting. Duprey and his cohorts negotiated a Blank-Cheque Bailout at zero interest, without losing any of their assets. That...

Jamaica: Policing Style

  24 August 2010

Jamaica Salt says the kill-or-be-killed approach to controlling crime is ineffective: “When things are tough it’s hard not to look at possible solutions like this. But this has been a style of policing in Jamaica for decades now and it is not working. The murder rates speak for themselves.”

Barbados: CARICOM Pappyshow?

  23 August 2010

As the Secretary General of CARICOM takes his leave, B.C. Pires is more convinced than ever that “the whole enterprise is one big pappy-show, an elaborate skulls that mocks integration of a people while enriching the lifestyles of a few persons…”

Haiti: Beauty & Controversy

  23 August 2010

As controversy swirls around Haiti's representative for the 2010 Miss Universe beauty pageant, The Haitian Blogger says: “The assassination of Miss Haiti's mother was a terrible tragedy. Unfortunately the sad event is being used by many to demonize Haiti's first real democratically elected government and the Lavalas political party.”

St. Vincent & the Grenadines, Haiti: Access Denied

  23 August 2010

Abeni has been following Wyclef Jean's bid for the Haitian presidency and says: “Now that Wyclef's candidacy has been stalled…maybe Wyclef's next bid should be ensuring that the media continues to shine a light on the Haitian situation.”

Barbados: Paper Trail?

  23 August 2010

As a police raid in Trinidad and Tobago reveals alleged illegal activity at a deceased contractor's house, Barbados Free Press “want[s] to know…if the Anti-Corruption Investigation Bureau found any paperwork relating to Karamath’s connections to the Barbados politicians and officials who awarded him big government contracts here.”

Haiti: Student Visas

  19 August 2010

The Caribbean Camera reports that the Haitian community is concerned about the relatively low number of Canadian student visas being granted since the January 12 earthquake, saying: “This problem comes just as Haiti needs international education as much as investment to get back on its feet.”

Barbados: How Many More?

  19 August 2010

“Fortunately no one died in Tuesday’s bus crash in Christ Church but 22 people were injured”: Barbados Free Press thinks it's high time the country introduced breathalyzer laws.

Haiti: Presidential Candidates

  18 August 2010

Can Wycelf run for President or not? Dessalines’ Children republishes a report which confirms that “Haiti’s electoral board [has] decided to push back to August 20 its release of a final list of presidential candidates…”

Jamaica: R.I.P. Seya

  17 August 2010

The National Gallery of Jamaica Blog “deeply regrets the passing of Seya Parboosingh” and pays the artist tribute.

Jamaica: Art About Dudus

  17 August 2010

“The Dudus Chronicles is a body of work I’ve had the opportunity to watch as it took root and developed in front of my eyes”: Annie Paul is excited about the exhibition's official opening, and republishes a series of Facebook comments in response to news of the upcoming show.

Haiti: Reparation?

  17 August 2010

As Repeating Islands takes note of the pressure on France “to repay the 17 billion euros (£14bn) ‘extorted’ from Haiti in the 19th Century”, Bahamian Nicolette Bethel comments: “Simply erasing the debt is not enough; there is also the long-term damage done to the core fabric of Haitian democratic society…”

Jamaica: Dance!

  16 August 2010

Tallawah posts photographs from the National Dance Theatre Company of Jamaica's 2010 season.

Haiti: Education Challenges

  16 August 2010

“Following the Jan. 12 earthquake, 1,263…schools in western Haiti were destroyed; 376,000 students were out of school and an unknown number of teachers and students were dead or wounded”: HAITI, Land of Freedom takes a look at the country's education struggle.

Bahamas: Breakdown

  16 August 2010

“Many of us are more educated than ever. Many Bahamians have more money, assets, and creature comforts than ever…”: Yet, says Rick Lowe, the intolerance is pervasive.

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


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