· January, 2008

Stories about Caribbean from January, 2008

Barbados: Election Issues

  10 January 2008

“With one week left to go before elections, Barbados is in the grips of one of the most intense election campaigns in recent memory,” says Notes From The Margin, while Living in Barbados thinks “the issues are as usual getting mixed up with nonsensical activities.”

Anguilla: Dolphin Pros & Cons

  10 January 2008

“We would all have heard by now that the Ministers have agreed to give the ‘swim with the dolphins’ company a licence…for their new facility”: Corruption-free Anguilla raises some questions.

Barbados: The Abortion Issue

  9 January 2008

Barbados Free Press suggests that a political candidate's position on abortion may play a role in whether he is elected to Parliament or not.

Bahamas: Tourism & Crime

  9 January 2008

“The government, and Bahamians at large, must recognise that tourism is a multi-dimensional phenomenon that calls for much more than a handful of sand, a tan and a dip in the sea”: At WeblogBahamas.com, Adrian Gibson blogs about tourism – and crime.

Central America: Nations to Form a Union?

  9 January 2008

Could the Central American nations form a united Central American union? Aaron Ortiz of Pensieve provides a little bit of historical background on the region and links to several organizations that work across the region.

Caribbean: Obama in Iowa

  9 January 2008

Senator Barack Obama's astounding success in Iowa - the first of the caucuses that will ultimately result in the victorious nominee from each of the two main political parties going on to contest the 2008 US presidential election - has struck a chord with many Caribbean bloggers. Some think he's the perfect candidate for the next US president, others aren't so sure, but there's no doubt that the Senator for Illinois is giving the Caribbean blogosphere something to talk about...

Belize: Election Date Set

  8 January 2008

Following the announcement of an election date that is less than a month away, Back to Living in Paradise advises Belizians to “make up your minds fast”.

Bermuda: Female Representation

  8 January 2008

“Bermudian women are severely underrepresented in the government in the backbenchers, cabinet and senate”: A Radical In Bermuda thinks the island needs a new feminism.

St. Vincent & the Grenadines: Music & Crime

“With 36 homicides recorded last year it seems as if the last thing we need is a performer glorifying the gangsta life”: Following news of a singer being banned from performing in St. Vincent, Abeni blogs about “the role of music as a stimulant on impressionable minds”.

Bermuda: What's The Point?

  7 January 2008

A Limey In Bermuda, referred to by other bloggers as “the guy who pretty much started all this for a lot of us”, sees “little point continuing to blog…until there is a significant improvement in Bermuda's political climate.”

Barbados: Entertainment & Politics

  7 January 2008

“Does political victimization exist in our entertainment industry?” Blogging from Barbados, Boyce Voice says: “It is not you who should fear politicians but them who should fear you. They are the ones who need your vote…”

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