· January, 2008

Stories about Caribbean from January, 2008

Belize: Mourning Palacio

  22 January 2008

As Belize continues to mourn the death of Andy Palacio, Belizean posts a short bio of the country's most iconic musician.

Bahamas, Bermuda: Law Enforcement

  22 January 2008

“If they can minimize these minor crimes that would be a good start”: Sidney Sweeting at WeblogBahamas.com attends the induction ceremony of the Bahamas’ new Police Commissioner.

Barbados: Time for change?

  21 January 2008

The 15 January general election in Barbados, which brought a new government to power, triggered a flood of commentary and analysis from the country's politically active bloggers.

Trinidad & Tobago: ‘Mas in April?

  21 January 2008

“They should save their symposium-organising money and use it for something else, because the idea is just plain absurd”: Caribbean Free Radio responds to news that a group of “Carnival stakeholders” is proposing “that Trinidad and Tobago’s age-old pre-lenten Carnival be moved to a more ‘convenient’ date”; while Nicholas Laughlin...

Belize: Palacio Passes On

  21 January 2008

Belizean and The CAC Review acknowledge the passing of iconic musician Andy Palacio, who died of stroke-related complications at the age of 47.

Bahamas: Serving Justice

  21 January 2008

An episode of Law and Order causes Nicolette Bethel to reflect on justice in the Bahamas, particularly in the recent case of the Sea Hauler tragedy.

Barbados: Boys’ Club?

  19 January 2008

“Last time I looked about half the population were women, so what’s going on here?” asks Barbados Free Press, on realising that “there's only one girl in government”.

Jamaica: Plastification

  18 January 2008

“What makes Jamaica so very beautiful, and so unique is the fact that is has not undergone the ‘plastification’ that abounds in…developed countries”: Francis Wade explains.

Dominica: Discussing the Refinery Issue

  18 January 2008

“Dominicans are clearly thinking about these issues and asking important questions,” writes Living Dominica, as she continues to blog about the government's plans to build an oil refinery on “the nature isle”.

Jamaica, Bahamas: Fact and Fiction

  17 January 2008

“I never thought I'd be a non-fiction writer. I grew up reading the fantastic. As I grew older, though, I came to realize that fiction is shaped by fact”: Geoffrey Philp features Bahamian writer Nicolette Bethel in her own words.

Dominica, Venezuela: Refinery Work Started?

  17 January 2008

“We had occasion to drive through Jimmit today, and traffic was being diverted by PetroCaribe signs. Can it be that construction of infrastructure for the benighted Chavez Oil Refinery has begun?” Living Dominica is stunned by the possibility.

Barbados: Blogs and the Elections

  17 January 2008

“Welcome to the future. Most of us newly-active Bajan voters are young and idealistic… and we are online”: Barbados Free Press is not impressed that blogs and new media are not being given their due in influencing the outcome of the Barbados election, adding: “The old Barbados news media can...

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