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· March, 2006

Stories about Dominican Republic from March, 2006

DR: No to “sexual liberty”

Andrés Duque reports that language referring to “sexual liberty” will be removed from a current draft amendment to the Dominican Republic's Civil Code. One of the fears among critics of...

Caribbean, US: US-Caricom meeting

Larry Smith discusses the recent US-Caricom meeting in the Bahamas in the context of both recent US foreign policy and Condolezza Rice's career. He quotes a Bahamian diplomat, who says:...

Caribbean: Books for birders

“It's many years now–I might even say decades–since I've considered myself a real birder, and I stopped keeping a lifelist ages ago, but birds continue to have a special fascination...

Caribbean: Carifesta 2006

Jeremy Taylor at the Caribbean Beat Blog looks forward to seeing what the Caribbean arts festival Carifesta 2006 has in store. “I still remember the excitement of the very first...

Haiti: Pros and Cons on Resurrecting the Army

While President Preval wishes to dissolve the Haitian army for good, a recent commission would like to resurrect it. AyitiCherieConnexion weighs in (FR) with an analysis of the Haitian army's...

Caribbean: Women writers’ blog

Over at BlogHer, Karen Walrond announces her new project, The Pan Collective, “a community blog featuring the voices of wonderful women writers from the Caribbean”.

Dominican Republic: Trivia questions

Bracuta posts a list (ES) of Dominican Republic-specfic trivia questions.

Caribbean: Another bad hurricane season?

Bermuda-based photoblogger Tom Q reports that Reuters and MDA EarthSat Energy Weather are predicting “another year of potential category 5 hurricanes”.

Caribbean: Indigenous languages

The CAC Review links to an excellent web site on indigenous languages of the Caribbean which features vocabulary lists, sound files and some grammar instruction. Among the languages represented are...

Caribbean: Proverbs, anyone?

Fun and games over at the blog of Caribbean-born sci-fi writer Nalo Hopkinson, as she asks readers for suggestions of Caribbean proverbs.

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