Stories about Caribbean from April, 2014
Trinidad & Tobago: Lessons from a Health Scare
Trinidadian diaspora blogger Afrobella shares her mammogram diary in hopes that her experience can help other women.
Caribbean Loses Valuable Steward with Passing of Professor Norman Girvan
Economist, intellectual, Caribbean man: As news of Professor Norman Girvan's death spreads throughout the region, netizens pay him tribute in glowing terms, calling his legacy "powerful" and his voice "magnificent".
Bermuda: Go Fly a Kite!
In Bermuda, kites plays an important role in the island’s cultural heritage. Repeating Islands says that Bermudians are gearing up for the 2014 Kite Fest.
Documentary Unearths the Story of Eminent Puerto Rican Ramón Emeterio Betances
Despite being considered one of “the fathers of the homeland,” Puerto Rican official history barely mentions him, and many people on the island perhaps only know his name.
Trinidad & Tobago Mourns Former Prime Minister & President, A.N.R. Robinson
Twitter users are paying their respects to the late A.N.R. Robinson, former Prime Minister and President of Trinidad and Tobago, who is being hailed as a visionary and a patriot.
Trinidad & Tobago Water Recycling Project Not “Crystal Clear”
Despite the attributes presented by this project, there are grounds for serious concern as to the process adopted and the actions of the various public officials involved. Afra Raymond has concerns about the plan by the Water and Sewerage Authority of Trinidad and Tobago, in conjunction with the National Gas...
Jamaica: Social Art
It can only create a healthier cultural environment if multiple independent spaces, encouraging social interaction and supporting creative practice were operating. ART:Jamaica blogs about the importance of social art spaces.
In Havana, a Book in Exchange for Nothing
"This book belongs to whoever finds it in exchange for giving it away again after reading it so that other people can enjoy it."
Lullabies of the World: What's Your Favorite?
Lullabies aren't just for babies, they're for grown ups too. Submit your favorite sleepy tunes to PRI's new app, The World's Lullabies.
Using Workout Apps in Trinidad & Tobago
“A lot of people are into the fitness craze,” writes T3CHTT, who shares some of the fitness apps he's used, considering that he “like[s] keeping track of [his] activities and sharing them on twitter.”
Exploring Trinidad & Tobago's Digital Divide (Part 1)
A progressive new company is changing the face of data collection in the Caribbean, starting with a project in Trinidad and Tobago that examines the country's digital divide.
5 Fascinating Facts About the Leatherback Turtle
Nesting season is here. Learn a few facts about this sea turtle, which returns to the beaches of Puerto Rico each year to lay its eggs.
Caribbean: An ICT Wish List
From critical thinking to more public data, T3CHTT compiles a list of what the region is lacking when it comes to Information and Communications Technology.
What Now for Jamaica's Vybz Kartel?
One blogger will make you think about the Vybz Kartel murder trial in a new way, offering a glimpse into Jamaican society and suggesting what Kartel's next move might be.
Online Protest as Trinidad Muslims Detained in Venezuela
Protests in front of the Venezuelan embassy in Trinidad have also gone virtual, after local Muslims were detained over an alleged plot to overthrow the government of President Nicolas Maduro.
Jamaicans React to Vybz Kartel Sentencing
Active Voice compiles a selection of choice tweets about the sentencing of Jamaican dancehall star Vybz Kartel, which “will give you a feel of what the mood was like today at the Supreme Court and outside it.”
Jamaica: Vybz Kartel to Face Additional Charge
Even though he has already been sentenced to life imprisonment for murder, Jamaican dancehall performer Vybz Kartel is to face the courts on a charge of perversion of justice related to the case. Jamaican View reports.
Vybz Kartel Gets Life in Prison, Fans Question the Future of Jamaican Dancehall
Life with hard labour; no possibility of parole before 35 years: that's the sentence Jamaican dancehall artist turned convicted murder Vybz Kartel got today, sending the blogosphere into a flurry.
Ministers’ Firing Sparks Debate about Women, Race & Politics in Trinidad & Tobago
Caste, misogyny and race are hot topics of discussion in the Trinidad and Tobago blogosphere, following the recent dismissal of two Ministers of Parliament.
Authors Shortlisted for 2014 OCM Bocas Prize for Caribbean Literature
Regional litbloggers are sharing the news that “two writers from Jamaica and one from Trinidad and Tobago have made the shortlist for the 2014 OCM Bocas Prize for Caribbean Literature.”
Indigenous Research at the College of the Bahamas
As a follow-up to her post about “the absurdity of cutting the budget for the College of The Bahamas”, Blogworld says: Not only is the College the national tertiary level institution, but it’s the only indigenous public institution that is engaged in any form of ongoing Bahamian research.