· January, 2008

Stories about Caribbean from January, 2008

Bahamas: Tipping Point

  17 January 2008

Larry Smith at Bahama Pundit is convinced the Bahamas has reached a tipping point: “If we are not very careful, we stand to lose not only our quality of life but our very existence as a functioning society.”

Jamaica: Crime Analysis

  16 January 2008

“Just in case any Jamaican is scratching their head wondering where much of our crime comes from, it's not only from a poor economy and significant disparity”: Francis Wade explains…

Dominica: Walk the Talk

  16 January 2008

“As our Government takes a step closer to turning Dominica into an oil refinery for Hugo Chavez, it's worth remembering what they said in 2006″: Steve's Dominica reminds us…

Bermuda: Thin Is In?

  16 January 2008

Breezeblog puts in his two cents’ worth on Apple‘s unveiling of the MacBook Air: “Looks great but $1,799?! Are you kidding? For now, I could live with the extra two pounds on a MacBook.”

Barbados: New Government Elected

  16 January 2008

As Barbados wakes up this morning to a new government, Keltruth Corp., Barbados Underground and Barbados Free Press congratulate the winning party, but note that “after the celebrations are over, it will be time to deliver on the promises.”

A Haitian Blogger on the Next American President

  16 January 2008

Pascale, a Haitian living in Abu Dhabi who blogs at Natifnatal, wrote a post about the American presidential election from a “Third World” perspective. Given America's impact, the outcome of this election matters not just for U.S. voters, but people around the world. Can politicians like Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton help the US write a new chapter?

Barbados: Election Predictions

  15 January 2008

“I'm no pollster or election pundit, nor do I owe any allegiance to any political party. I'm just a sucker for punishment with a blog”: Cheese-on-bread! makes her election predictions.

Jamaica, Haiti: Every Life Counts

  15 January 2008

“We must refuse to accept any idea that does not hold every human life as priceless. Every life counts”: Jamaican Geoffrey Philp draws on an experience he shared with Haitian writer Félix Morisseau-Leroy to emphasize the dangers of becoming immune to disturbing news.

Barbados: Faith and Elections

  15 January 2008

“One only needs to take a cursory look at the ruling party’s campaign leading up to January 15th’s general elections to appreciate the gravity of these messianic themes”, writes The Bajan Dream Project, while Keltruth Corp. wonders if faith should influence how people vote.

World's Eyes on Obama

  14 January 2008

As his ratings continue to slip in the primaries, US presidential hopeful Barack Obama's popularity is on the rise among bloggers around the world. Global Voices Online editors and contributors joined hands to bring us the reactions of bloggers from Japan, Haiti, Republic of Macedonia, Pakistan, India, Ukraine, Singapore and Chile in this article.

Barbados: Close Race?

  14 January 2008

As Barbados faces the polls tomorrow, Keltruth Corp. explores the idea of hope in light of the current government's performance, while Barbados Free Press says: “We aren’t about to proclaim a victory in hand for David Thompson and the DLP, but we do see, hear and feel a sense of...

Bahamas: Policeman Gunned Down

  14 January 2008

As a policeman is killed in the line of duty, Adrian Gibson at WeblogBahamas.com says: “The fear of crime has left many citizens practically incarcerated in their own homes. The peacefulness and harmony that once depicted the Bahamas is now lost to the ages.”

Anguilla, Bermuda: Blogging

  14 January 2008

Corruption-free Anguilla refers to recent developments in Bermuda to answer the question of whether blogging makes a useful contribution.

Haiti: Cost of Development?

  11 January 2008

“Dictators, Peace Corps Volunteers, governments, activists, non profits, for profits, companies all talk about development – but can we agree on what it is?” asks Bryan at Haiti Innovation, as he blogs about a hydroelectricity project on the island.

Dominica, Venezuela: Done Deal?

  11 January 2008

“Apparently Hugo Chavez announced today that construction will begin soon on the oil refinery here”: Living Dominica wonders if she's missed something.

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