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· August, 2012

Stories about Caribbean from August, 2012

14 August 2012

Caribbean: Regional Sports Academy?

Trinidad & Tobago: Flood Relief

Puerto Rico: Jaime Espinal's Silver Medal Makes History

Puerto Rico celebrates Jaime Espinal's Olympic silver medal, the first to be won for the country in the freestyle wrestling. This is the second medal won for Puerto Rico in...

12 August 2012

Guyana: Linden Still in Crisis Following Shooting

In July, three people were killed and twenty injured in the mining town of Linden, Guyana after police fired upon a crowd protesting the increase in the electricity tariff. Nearly...

Trinidad & Tobago: Dark Cloud, Gold Lining

Heavy floods pounded the northwestern part of Trinidad yesterday morning, as two rivers burst their banks following torrential rains from a tropical depression. But the nation's spirits were to be...

11 August 2012

Guyana: Violence in Linden

Jamaica: Caribbean Region Rallies Behind Bolt

Jamaican bloggers - and indeed netizens from the wider Caribbean region - are continuing to celebrate the island's successes at the London Olympic Games. Unsurprisingly, Usain Bolt is at the...

10 August 2012

Kirani James Delivers on Grenada's Olympic Dream

Earlier this week, Kirani James won the Gold Medal in the Men's 400 Metres race at the London Olympics with a time of 43.94, making him the first person from...

7 August 2012

Cuba: Food Measures

6 August 2012

Jamaica: 50th Celebrations Enhanced by Olympic Performance

Today, Jamaica celebrates 50 years of independence from Great Britain - and thanks to the incredible performance of the country's track and field athletes at this year's Olympic Games, netizens...

3 August 2012

Cuba: In a Decade

2 August 2012

Create UNAOC 2012: Apps and Games for Intercultural Dialogue

The recently launched Create UNAOC 2012 competition is an opportunity for developers across the world to produce innovative apps and mobile games to promote intercultural dialogue, in a bid to...

1 August 2012

UK: Empty Seats at London 2012?

As the games enter their 5th day, Olympic fans are struggling to find tickets to the various venues in London. Many were shocked to see empty seats during the early...

Trinidad & Tobago: Central Bank Governors

Caribbean: Marking Emancipation

Today, many Caribbean territories celebrate Emancipation Day, which commemorates the abolition of slavery. Each year, bloggers mark the occasion, but this year, online attention to the holiday is rather low-key,...

Trinidad & Tobago: Who's Policing Us Now?

The Prime Minister of Trinidad & Tobago recently announced the resignations of the Commissioner of Police Dwayne Gibbs, and Deputy Commissioner Jack Ewatski, whose tenure was marked by several controversies....

Haiti: “Dear Ayiti”