· August, 2007

Stories about St. Vincent & the Grenadines from August, 2007

St. Vincent & the Grenadines: Invincible?

  28 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, St. Vincent: Sloppy Service from LIAT

  17 August 2007

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.”

St. Vincent & the Grenadines: Nepotism?

  13 August 2007

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.”

Caribbean: Emancipation Day

  1 August 2007

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...