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· January, 2006

Stories about Cuba from January, 2006

The Caribbean Single Market

It's rare to find Caribbean bloggers across different islands talking about the same issue at the same time, but one would have thought that yesterday's historic signing in Jamaica of...

Caribbean: BlogHer's site launches

BlogHer's new “internationalized” site is now online, with Karen Walrond covering Latin America and the Caribbean.

Caribbean: The Taíno & Catholicism

Indigenous issues blog Voice of the Taino people links to an article entitled “Christianity, Capitalism, Corporations, and the Myth of Dominion”, noting that the “Roman” Catholic Church still has not...

Caribbean: McWatt wins literary prizes

The Caribbean Beat Blog announces that Guyanese writer Mark McWatt has taken both the Commonwealth Writers’ Prize for best first book in the Canada/Caribbean region, and the prestigious Casa de...

Caribbean: Does “pre-Columbian” also mean Chinese?

JT at the Caribbean Beat Blog writes about the “ancient-looking map” which turned up last month, suggesting that a Chinese admiral may have visited the Caribbean before Columbus.

Caribbean: Introducing Indigo Leaf magazine

Karen Walrond unveils her ambitious new venture, a Salon.com type web site called Indigo Leaf magazine featuring work by writers and artists previously unpublished in the US.

Caribbean: A blogger's book awards

For the fourth year in a row, Trinidadian Nicholas Laughlin publishes the “Nicholas Laughlin Book Awards” for Caribbean books — “i.e. books written by Caribbean authors, set in the Caribbean,...

Caribbean: Caribbeing

“In this CSME time. In this time of dancehall self-righteousness versus soca wutlessness. In this time when Trinis don't want to hear about “small islanders” reaching to the Billboard charts...

Cuba: Summary and Description of Cuban Blogs

After writing in a comment that he is considering starting a blog about Cuba by someone based in Cuba, Ernesto – a programmer in Havana – has written two excellent...

11 key moments in [Anglo-]Caribbean blog history

THE INTERNET ARCHIVE IS preserving copies of many early blog pages, but most bloggers are too busy posting to think about otherwise documenting what they're doing. The history of the...

Caribbean: Plays, pantomimes, identity

The Caribbean Beat Blog solicits opinions on a newspaper review of this year's Jamaica pantomime, encourages Caribbean bloggers to engage in a “round of collective soul-searching” and publishes “outtakes” from...

Caribbean: Art, film & the Seven Caribbean Wonders

The Caribbean Beat Blog links to to a conversation between the director of Jamaica's National Gallery and the guest curator of a current exhibition; an article about a Hollywood film...

Caribbean: Best to quote Best

Nicholas Laughlin finds he could have saved himself the work of writing his long post about “Caribbeanness” simply by quoting renowned Caribbean thinker Lloyd Best.

Caribbean: Wayback when

The Caribbean Beat Blog has some fun with the Wayback Machine, linking to early – and in a few cases embarrassing – incarnations of a few Caribbean web sites.

Caribbean: BlogHer goes international

Karen Walrond announces that she's been recruited as editor for the Caribbean section of an internationally-minded new web site soon to be launched by BlogHer.

Caribbean: What does the word before the colon mean?

“What does “Caribbean” mean? What a vast weight of confusion & possibility & debate those four little syllables have to bear,” says Nicholas Laughlin in a thoughtful post inspired by...

Guyana: Dressing for the press

MediaCritic follows his scathing critique of Guyanese President Bharat's Jagdeo's attire during a recent press briefing with a selection of photos of other world leaders facing the press. Among those...

Cuba: Fidel Castro's House on Google Earth

Rui Ferreira of the Miami Herald describes the small controversy on Google Earth surrounding the exact location of Fidel Castro's house in Cuba. George of The Real Cuba has screenshots...

Cuba, Venezuela: Bloggers Interviewed

Aleksander Boyd of Vcrisis and George of The Real Cuba were both interviewed on Clandestine Radio durring the week between Christmas and New Years. The audio interview is available for...

Caribbean: MIDS and other Caribbean afflictions

Writing from Trinidad, Taran Rampersad weighs in on the global challenges faced by the Caribbean.

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