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· August, 2011

Stories about Caribbean from August, 2011

Guyana: Supporting T&T's State of Emergency

Demerara Waves reports that Guyana has officially declared its “support of Trinidad and Tobago’s limited state of emergency that has been imposed to quell a spike in drug-related murders and...

Trinidad and Tobago: Debating a State of Emergency

On Sunday 21 August, the government of Trinidad and Tobago declared a national state of emergency to deal with the violent crime that has afflicted the Caribbean nation in recent...

Trinidad & Tobago: Dr. Pat Bishop Passes On

Netizens of Trinidad and Tobago are coming to terms with the loss of one of its patriots: artist and musicologist Dr. Pat Bishop, who collapsed during “a meeting with a...

U.S.V.I.: The Power of Film

“Is there any artistic medium that raises more ugly questions of representation and power than film?” In the context of this, A Nation or Nobody blogs about film and neo-colonialism.

Bermuda: Who's Driving the Bus?

a bermudian's view weighs in on the country's bus strike.

Caribbean: Watching Irene

Bloggers are keeping a close eye on Tropical Storm Irene in Jamaica, Cuba, the U.S. Virgin Islands and Haiti.

U.S.V.I.: Saying “No” to Plastic Bags

“Plastic bags too often find their way into the waters of the island and end up wrapped around coral reefs”, says News of St. John, which is why “members of...

Trinidad & Tobago: Honouring Andre Tanker

Lisa Allen-Agostini is thrilled “that a group of artists has been drawn together to do a tribute concert to the late, great Andre Tanker,” a musician who “played the soundtrack...

Barbados: New CJ Appointed

Two different takes on the appointment of Barbados’ new Chief Justice, here and here.

Jamaica: Technology & Business

“Smartphones have truly revolutionised the way we interact”: Pray, laugh, grow! wonders whether “a BlackBerry pin [is] the new business card.”

Curaçao: “The re-enslavement of Tula”

Controversy is brewing over a film about Curaçao's “liberation warrior Tula” – read why, here.

Bermuda: BAD Call to Boycott

“Bermudians Against the Draft have launched a campaign to persuade young black men not to cast their ballot in the next general election [because] neither political party supports their position”:...

Belize: Breakfast Fare

Ever wondered what a typical Belizean breakfast is like? Diaspora blogger Rice and Beans shows us, here.

Jamaica: Harmony with Nature

Labrish Jamaica refers to the theories of environmentalist Paul Shepard and psychiatrist Carl Jung to support “modern man’s ability to have a right relationship with the earth, even amongst the...

Haiti: Bishop Kébreau's Political Statement

Wadner Pierre examines whether “Bishop Louis Kébreau, President of the Haitian Episcopal Conference, call[ed] on Haitian President Martelly to be ruthless and dictatorial”, adding: “I am very disturbed by the...

Jamaica: Marcus Garvey's Birthday

Diaspora litblogger Geoffrey Philp posts a poem to honour the anniversary of Marcus Garvey's birthday.

Guyana: Chemical Yellow

“My Irish ‘auntie’ remember. She been napping that Thursday afternoon, windows open to let in blueness, sky, sea-wind. Thick chemical choke she dreams. She pelt out o’ she bed to...

Trinidad & Tobago: Tweeting for Anya

“trinidadian beauty queen turned superstar designer anya ayoung-chee is mashing up the competition and she needs our support”: inkblot*photography is drumming up online support for Trinidad and Tobago's hopeful in...

Trinidad & Tobago: Meet Morvant

“As a true-blue, third-generation Morvant denizen, I realize that most people know not of the Morvant of which they speak”: Outlish fills us in about life in this Port of...

Jamaica: No Love for Gays?

“The situation in Jamaica concerning the status and well-being of its homosexual citizens continues to evolve in a one step forward-two steps backward manner”: Active Voice explains.

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


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