· May, 2011

Stories about Caribbean from May, 2011

Bahamas: Help with Crime?

  20 May 2011

“Mr Dwayne Cartwright, an employee of the Department of Environmental Health has been murdered by senseless thugs that are running wild on our streets”: Jerome Pinder at Weblog Bahamas wonders if the country is at the stage of needing “outside assistance”.

U.S.V.I.: “The Caribbean Writer”

  19 May 2011

A Nation or Nobody is enjoying his new copy of The Caribbean Writer: “The topics…rang[e] from the Virgin Islands’ place in the Caribbean community to concerns over the homicide rate in the territory…”

Guyana: Caribbean Law

  19 May 2011

Signifyin’ Guyana interviews regional legal expert Abiola Inniss about her new book and possible “solutions to some of the major issues which plague Caribbean law today.”

World: FIFA Election – House of Knaves or Knights?

  18 May 2011

Football fans have been treated to some really interesting times in the last few months. The latest is the FIFA election, which comes at a time when one of the most powerful non-governmental bodies in the world has suddenly has started looking vulnerable.

Barbados: Sir Hilary's Gaffe

  18 May 2011

Sir Hilary Beckles recently compared cricketer Chris Gayle to Jamaican drug don Christopher “Dudus” Coke, provoking action from WICB Expose and causing Barbados Underground to comment: “Sir Hilary has engineered a gaffe of colossal proportion…the decent thing to do is to press home his apology with a resignation letter from...

Bermuda: Gay Rights = Human Rights

  18 May 2011

Wishful Thinking says that “discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation” is a human rights issue and asks compatriots to “send a message that we've waited long enough and leave no doubt in the minds of our parliamentarians that we expect action now.”

Trinidad & Tobago: Dangerous Dogs & the Bigger Picture

  17 May 2011

Globewriter posts an interview he did with the President of the T&T Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. Against the backdrop of a recent spate of dog attacks, they discuss the existing law as it pertains to dangerous dogs, as well as responsible pet ownership, animal welfare and...

St. Vincent & the Grenadines: Women & HIV

Abeni writes a thoughtful post about HIV awareness, saying: “The judgmental stances do very little to help the issues at stake which is HIV transmission/infection. The reality is that women are the ones most affected by this disease and the onus is on them to protect themselves.”

Bermuda: New Politics

  17 May 2011

Bloggers are “energised by the emergence of the One Bermuda Alliance”, saying: “We can’t afford any more ‘professional politicians’ who simply demand respect as our Leaders while wallowing in a constant circus of mismanagement and financial excess.”

Trinidad & Tobago: A Prince Among Wolves?

  16 May 2011

Plain Talk says that “political wolves are gathering” around the leader of the Congress of the People, noting that the party “needs at its helm a true champion divorced from business as usual, energized and able, armed with vision for Party and country and set on fire with purpose.”

Trinidad & Tobago: New Politics?

  16 May 2011

“The PP government is establishing a ‘new normal’ insofar as ethics and acceptable standards of behaviour in public office are concerned”: Despite the mixed signals, Afra Raymond welcomes the new direction.

Trinidad & Tobago: The Firing of King

  13 May 2011

Bloggers are still reacting to the firing of the Minister of Planning, with aka_lol saying, tongue-in-cheek: “I think it is wise for any Government to promptly get rid of any Minister who can’t even manage to carry out an everyday piece of corruption effectively.”

Haiti: Taking Responsibility for Cholera

  13 May 2011

Stanley Lucas thinks that “this [UN] mission needs to be held accountable for its actions, including the cholera, and should be more responsibly managed – or it needs to be closed.”

May 11, 1981: 30 Years Ago, Bob Marley and François Mitterrand

  13 May 2011

“François Mitterrand and Bob Marley, united for eternity on May 11th 1981″, [fr] is a post on the blog Calédosphère commemorating the 30th anniversary of the passing of the “God of Reggae”, Bob Marley, and the election of former French President François Mitterrand. Bob Marley fans can visit the blog [fr]...

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