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Stories about St. Maarten

Will a World Cup joke force France to have a necessary conversation about Africa?

"By calling them an African team it seems you are denying their Frenchness."

The Caribbean Comes Together After Hurricane Irma

"We need to see and hear and interact with each other much much more. That's the message Irma has brought to me".

Chikungunya on the Rise in the Caribbean

The Caribbean is used to its share of mosquito-borne diseases, but now there's a new one: Chikungunya, which has been spreading across various regional territories since late last month.

Explaining the Evergrowing Tradition of “Chanté Nwèl” (Singing Christmas) in the French West Indies

Between late November and December 25, a unique tradition is taking place every year in the Francophone Caribbean islands, especially in Martinique and Guadeloupe. “Chanté Nwel” [fr] is a time when...

Caribbean: the meaning of identity

Creative Commess hosts a blog symposium “about Caribbean people, about West Indian people, about our contemporary experiences … ranging through race & identity to culture, mental health to constructs of...

Caribbean: Caribe Wave 11, the first simulated tsunami alert

On Wednesday, March 23, the first full-scale simulated tsunami alert exercise will take place in 33 countries in the Caribbean to test the effectiveness of alert, monitoring and warning systems...

Latin America, Caribbean: Increase in Food Prices

Bloggings by Boz writes: “The FAO reports that February 2011 was a yet a new high on food prices. This has led to several warnings from organizations in Latin America...

St. Maarten: Garden Isle

“Citizens of St. Maarten have been urged to mark their new political status…by taking practical steps to transform the new Dutch Caribbean nation into a ‘Garden Isle,’ with a view...

Jamaica, St. Maarten: R.I.P. “Yaya”

Geoffrey Philp's Blogspot acknowledges the passing of the St. Martin folklorist Laurelle “Yaya” Richards.

Curacao: Kayaking through Caribbean

Repeating Islands blogs about an activist from Curaçao, who “has paddled more than 1600 kilometres in a kayak to raise awareness for the environment.”

Guadeloupe, Martinique, St. Maarten, French Guiana: Autonomy?

Repeating Islands notes that the French Overseas Territories “are to vote on more autonomy in January 2010.”

St. Maarten: Book Fair

Repeating Islands reminds us about the 7th annual St. Maarten Book Fair, which starts this week.

Caribbean: WI Cricket Website

West Indies Cricket Blog thinks that “the official website of the West Indies Cricket Board…is now a waste of space on the world wide web. An embarrassment and a disgrace…”

Caribbean: Region Scores Big in Stanford 20/20 Cricket

U.S. billionaire Allen Stanford is trying to remake the face of cricket. His latest "big idea" is a 20/20 contest in which the winning team walks away with US$20 million...

St. Vincent & the Grenadines: Windies Beat South Africa

“This victory is so huge given the history of South African tours”: Abeni is thrilled that the West Indies cricket team have finally won a test match.

Trinidad & Tobago: More of the Same

“Does anyone actually know of any (other) company where this sort of thing happens and the persons responsible are not seriously reprimanded?” asks West Indies Cricket Blog, on hearing news...

Caribbean: Earthquake Update

Caribbean bloggers provide timely updates on yesterday's earthquake...

Dominica: Dengue Fever

Living Dominica reports that the incidence of Dengue Fever is still high in certain Caribbean islands.

France: The use of the French language in international communication.

The general delegation for the French language and languages in France, a branch of the Ministry of Culture and Communication recently published a report on the use of the French...

Caribbean: West Indies Cricket Board Elections

“You might think that the position is so blighted that no one wants it, or you may think it just odd that only one name apiece was tossed into the...

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