Stories about Caribbean from November, 2011
Caribbean: Giving Thanks
Regional bloggers are wishing all Americans a happy Thanksgiving Day.
Cuba: Photos of Violent Arrests
Uncommon Sense weighs in on photos showing the violent arrest of “two Cuban female activists, Yris Pérez Aguilera and Donaida Pérez Paseiro, as they tried to leave Yris’ home in Placetas so she could see a specialist for treatment of head injuries she suffered during a beating by a police...
Trinidad & Tobago: Plot Against the Prime Minister
ttgapers.com reports on an alleged plot to assassinate Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar and other members of her Cabinet. Limited Twitter commentary about it is here.
Barbados: CL Financial Back in 2007
Barbados Free Press republishes an article and photos from the Monaco Revue that highlight the presence of Lawrence Duprey and other CL Financial executives at the 2007 Monaco Grand Prix: “What was once an article about the elites having a good time in Monaco is now certain to be of...
St. Lucia, Guyana: The Right to Vote
Amala's View has been “watch[ing] from afar, the campaigning that went on for months [and] now comes to a heated close in two Caribbean nations”, saying: “As the voting day draws nigh, know with certainty that you are involved, know that your vote makes a difference and know beyond anything...
Trinidad & Tobago: Water Not the Only Problem
Jumbie's Watch comments on the recent flooding in Trinidad: “This is a country with 3 desalination plants…flashy skyscrapers, newly built motorways – and they can't solve a ‘water problem’.”
Cuba: Giving Thanks, Cuban Style
This Thanksgiving, My Big Fat Cuban Family “opted to take a traditional Thanksgiving side dish (corn) and added a Cuban spin to it” – check out the mouth-watering recipe, here.
Trinidad & Tobago: Anya's Designs for TRIBE?
Rumour has it, according to Trinidad Carnival Diary, that Project Runway winner Anya Ayoung-Chee will be designing a section for the band TRIBE's 2012 presentation: “The most important question may be exactly WHO will be in the section and how does one get in! Make it work.”
Cuba: Siding with Syria
Bloggers comment on Cuba's opposition against a United Nations General Assembly resolution condemning Syria for human rights violations, here and here.
Jamaica: Miami Book Fair Meetup
Litblogger Geoffrey Philp meets some old literary friends at The Miami Book Fair International.
Trinidad & Tobago: Flood Damage
B.C. Pires comments on the flood damage in northern Trinidad over the weekend: “Somewhere between asking God for strength and not throwing rubbish in the river, there is a lesson to be learned.”
Cuba: Censoring “El Chupi”
Generation Y blogs about El Chupi Chupi, a hugely popular song in Cuba right now, which has been panned by the Cuban Music Institute, saying: “Controversy will arise, of course, and generate debate, but no public official will be able to erase it with the stroke of a pen, because...
Puerto Rico: Who's Running the Medical School?
Gil the Jenius is calling for the firing of those who were allegedly responsible for the San Juan Bautista School of Medicine's recent loss of accreditation (which has since been reversed, pending probation), saying that leaving those involved in charge “would be very much like locking the door after the...
Trinidad & Tobago: The Colman Commission
“The Colman Commission was established about a year ago as a Public Enquiry into the failure of the CL Financial group”, explains Afra Raymond, adding: “The sole Commissioner, Sir Anthony Colman, has now made a statement which outlines his progress in this huge and complex matter…despite all the evidence about...
Barbados: Applauding Anya
Skip to Malou* admits she's “a bit behind on the Project Runway hype”, but says of the winning designer from Trinidad and Tobago: “[She] seems like a down to earth island girl with a big personality and serious determination and we all love to see a West Indian do well...
Cuba: Ladies Detained Again
The Ladies in White were once again attacked this weekend as they tried to attend Mass, babalu reports; two of the group's members are allegedly “still being held in a Castro prison.”
Trinidad & Tobago: The Blame Game
Plain Talk is “flabbergasted” by a statement made by the Minister of Works calling for “an end to what he calls the ‘blame’ game because there is…critical work to be done”, saying: “No Jack sorry, we cannot put an end to the ‘blame’ game, it's the only game we have.”
Cuba: Overseas Voting
“The attention with which the Spanish community on the Island follows the Spanish electoral process is surprising,” says Generation Y, suggesting that “among voters here there is a clear intention to push the policies of Madrid’s Moncloa Palace so that, in turn, something will move in the Plaza of the...
Trinidad & Tobago: Flood!
Trinidad and Tobago News Blog has reports on the flooding that plagued northern Trinidad this past weekend, here and here.
Jamaica, Trinidad & Tobago: Emergency Experience
Chronicles from a Caribbean Cubicle suggests that Trinidad and Tobago could learn a thing or two from Jamaica when it comes to getting into emergency mode.
Trinidad & Tobago: A Father's Rights
Jumbie's Watch “adds his voice” to that of a Trinidadian father who was not allowed to stay in the hospital overnight with his sick son, saying of the powers-that-be: “They find ways of justifying any and everything without referencing policy and behaviour against some higher guiding principle, or logic.”