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· February, 2011

Stories about Caribbean from February, 2011

Jamaica, Haiti: Insensitive Treatment?

“The Haitians are clearly hurt and humiliated” over the treatment of its youth football team, writes Active Voice, some of members of which were found to be suffering from malaria.

Jamaica: Awaiting Word on Buju

As the jury in Buju Banton's second drug trial continues to deliberate, Jamaica Salt “keep[s] looking for the result – but if the jury couldn’t decide last time, things are...

Trinidad & Tobago: Child Found Dead

Guanaguanare and gspott are devastated over the murder of an eight year old boy.

Cuba, Trinidad & Tobago: The Gay Agenda

Could prioritizing the gay agenda be diverting attention from more pressing issues? Iván's File Cabinet explores the possibilities, while gspottt says the Trinidad and Tobago government “has its priorities on...

Jamaica: On “Buju Watch”

“Once again the Jamaican nation is on Buju watch”: Active Voice highlights the posts of some fellow bloggers to underscore her point that “Jamaicans are taking this very personally, it...

St. Lucia, T&T, Cuba: Literary Festivals

“All indications are it promises to be a grand affair with an eclectic mix of creative offerings that are sure to appeal to literature fans from all over the world”:...

Turks & Caicos: Now Is The Time

The tcipost is calling on “every Turks and Caicos Islander with access to the Internet [to] please use all the social networks at our disposal to demand our right to...

Jamaica: Get Up, Stand Up

“Next year…Jamaica will celebrate 50 years of being an independent nation, but unless we take Bob Marley's words to heart and emancipate ourselves from mental slavery, our jubilee will represent...

Jamaica, B.V.I.: Non-Indigenous Species

Lemurs in the Caribbean? Labrish Jamaica calls on Sir Richard Branson to do the right thing.

Jamaica: Banton Jury Deliberates

Jury deliberation in the drug trial of reggae icon Buju Banton begins today; YardFlex.com is keeping a close eye on developments.

Turks & Caicos: Using Social Media for Democracy

The tcipost wants fellow islanders to “remember that the people of Egypt this month used the internet to strengthen their voices and share information”, suggesting that they can use the...

Dominica: First Indigenous Lawyer

The Voice of the Taino People Online is proud to tell the story of “Pearl Diane Williams…the first indigenous Kalinago Carib person from Waitikubuli (Dominica) and possibly the Eastern Caribbean...

Jamaica: Malaria Cases

YardFlex.com reports that the Ministry of Health has identified three imported cases of malaria.

Trinidad & Tobago: “Arima” in Kiddies Carnival

“Arima — which means both ‘place of the beginning’ and ‘water’ — is an indigenous Amerindian place name for what is now a large town in eastern Trinidad”: Alice Yard...

Guyana: Mashramani Festival

“On February 23, people from the ten regions of Guyana converge on the country’s capital to participate in the grand, massive carnival-like event, with costumed bands and a float parade”:...

Trinidad & Tobago: Same Sex Marriage

Lisa Allen-Agostini thinks “it’s great that we have begun to think about the question of same-sex marriage in Trinidad and Tobago…[but] we have a long way to go–legally as well...

Jamaica: The “Dudus” Enquiry

Jamaica and the World identifies the key players in the “Dudus” Enquiry.

Bahamas: Fire on Bay Street

Weblog Bahamas‘ Rick Lowe posts photos of yesterday's tragic fire in Nassau, commenting: “What a sad loss of those beautiful old buildings.”

Bahamas: Dr. Keva Bethel Dies

Womanish Words pays tribute to the late educator Dr. Keva Bethel: “Bahamian women of my generation can be especially proud of her and grateful to her for a life and...

Trinidad & Tobago: Songs of Our Youth

“There’s no soca like the soca of your youth”: Lisa Allen-Agostini says that's “the reason soca gets ‘worse’ every year. It’s not the music, darling. It’s you.”

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


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