Stories about St. Vincent & the Grenadines from August, 2007
“The passage of Hurricane Dean was a deadly reminder…as to how vulnerable our economies are,” writes Abeni, as she notes the complacency of St. Vincent and the Grenadines towards hurricanes.
Barbados Free Press reports that even the St. Vincent Prime Minister is concerned about the “sloppy service” of LIAT, a main regional carrier, while Notes from the Margin says: “In an environment of soaring air fares a Trinidadian entrepeneur has taken up the challenge of providing affordable inter island transport.”
Blogging from St. Vincent, Abeni examines the recent appointment of the Prime Minister's son to the post of UN Ambassador: “Never in my life have I seen such a calling out of troops to present and defend any ambassadorial candidate before.”
Today is Emancipation Day. On August 1, one hundred and seventy three years ago, freedom from slavery was won in the Caribbean – and Caribbean bloggers still have a lot to say about it… Jamaican blogger Geoffrey Philp sets the tone by quoting one of the most beloved lines from...