Stories about St. Vincent & the Grenadines from November, 2005
Central America, Caribbean: Garífuna Summit Declaration
Roberto Borrero posts a copy of the Garífuna Summit Declaration signed by six Central American and Caribbean heads of state to safeguard Garífuna culture.
The Caribbean Blogosphere: Football fever and more
If only in terms of sheer volume, the leading story in the Caribbean blogosphere this week was the Trinidad & Tobago football team's qualification for the 2006 World Cup on November 16. The team Trinidad & Tobago beat in order to qualify was Bahrain (hence the oft-repeated line that whichever...
A taste of the Caribbean blogosphere
Barbados Titlayo's view of noted Barbadian poet Edward Kamau Braithwaite “as some sort of iconic academic abstract figure” is altered by the poet's accounts of his fight to hold on to his house and land. Belize Manolo Romero reports that “celebrated Belizean writer” John Walter is doing well after undergoing...
Selections from the Caribbean blogosphere
Expat Wolfgang has his tongue firmly in his cheek when he says that his is not a Bahamian blog. The bloggers at Bahama Pundit had plenty to say this week, with Larry Smith reviewing a book on pre-Columbian languages and offering a useful overview of the Bahamian blogsphere, Sir Arthur Foulkes reminding Bahamanians not to be complacent about civil rights and Nicolette Bethel calling for a different approach to tourism. And Lynn Sweeting finds the absence of women's rights from the current discussions around national heros problematic. Barbados Two reactions to the October 26 march staged in Barbados by the group Lifeline Expedition, in which descendants of slave owners donned chains in an effort to apologize for slavery: Jdid calls the event "a travesty, a mockery, a despicable imitation which trivializes a serious part of our history" while Titilayo is relieved it's all over and happy that Barbados was continuing to forge alliances with African nations. Belize Andy Hunt reports on the progress of the Belize Jungle Dome project.. Bermuda The Limey wonders whether the creation of a National Drugs Control Ministry is a good idea, and suggests that hunting--of realtors!--would be a good addition to the island's tourism offerings. And an "Open Mike" post about the national cricket team's removal from field during the recent tour of Namibia sparks a stream of lively comments. Cayman Islands Odd Blog talks about "light pollution" in the Cayman Islands. Dominica Billy posts a short report on the 27th anniversary independence celebrations in Dominica. Grenada YingYang engages in some eye-rolling at the notion that the region's banana growers are surprised that the recent WTO ruling didn't go in their favour.
Saint Vincent: Weighty Issues
Abeni's post on rising obesity in St. Vincent and the Grenadines sparks a lively comment thread filled with surprise, anger, and analysis.