Stories about Caribbean from March, 2010
Bahama Pundit‘s Larry Smith wonders whether natural gas can solve the country's power problem.
Trinidadian bloggers discuss the Prime Minister's behaviour during a recent “walkabout”.
Bermudian bloggers comment on term limits. Politics.bm: “The requirement to prove Bermuda status for entry is draconian and unnecessary…”; Vexed Bermoothes: “I believe that term limits are very dangerous, particularly combined with all the other mixed messages sent by this Government towards international business.”
St. Vincent and the Grenadines has finally got a touch of rain – and Abeni is rejoicing!
KnowTnT.com links to “a report entitled The Tragedy & The Hidden History of NAPA” and comments: “I'm hoping that the accusations are fully investigated and that, if they are true, that the powers that be are stung into changing their reprehensible treatment of our artists.
Trinidad and Tobago's environmental Green Fund is supporting two worthwhile projects – a reafforestation initiative and a plastic recycling drive. Greenlight Network has the details.
“I am generally ambivalent on gambling, I don't see it as a tourism silver bullet or a social death knell, and while I have little interest in it myself I do have some serious affiliated concerns”: Politics.bm thinks that Bermuda needs to “reform first. Gambling might follow.”
“Without newspapers, local blogs would be dead in the water. Try as I might to disagree, a poll of Trinidad and Tobago blogs reveals that this is fairly true”: KnowTnT.com examines the relationship between social and mainstream media.
Water issues continue to plague the Caribbean region.
Trinidad and Tobago bloggers weigh in on the Calder Hart scandal.
Jamaican bloggers take on the issue of the United States’ extradition request regarding Christopher “Dudus” Coke.
As some posts on GV have shown recently [Eng], the Caribbean has been going through a severe drought for the past few weeks. In the French West Indies, bloggers react to this natural disaster which influences their everyday life and affects even politics.
On March 14th and 21st, French people (including Overseas residents) will be asked to vote for the “Regional elections”. In Guadeloupe, blogger Gwakafwika condemns [French Creole] the local press, which he sees as a vehicle of propaganda for the current President, Victorin Lurel.
Today marks two months since the January 12 earthquake devastated Haiti - and even in the midst of other natural disasters, bloggers still seem to be struggling to come to grips with what this tragedy actually means for the people of a nation that is often referred to as "the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere."
From St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Empath says: “This drought is the longest in my memory.”
Bloggers continue to comment on the latest woes of the Trinidad and Tobago government.
Bahamian Nicolette Bethel questions the staying power of a Ministry of Tourism marketing campaign which commissioned 14 films from British filmmakers. Here's what peeves her: “It’s the idea that lies at the heart of the way in which the Bahamian government spends its money: ‘their output is likely to be...
KnowTnT.com feels “compelled to write about the elephant – or in T&T, the Manicou – in the middle of the room. Inertia.”
Trinidad and Tobago's fake Prime Minister blogs from the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting, here and here.
The blog of the National Gallery of Jamaica pays tribute to the late painter and sculptor Osmond Watson.
Barbadian bloggers report that three men have been charged with the recent murder of a retired senior police officer.