Stories about Puerto Rico (U.S.) from February, 2006
Puerto Rico: Ice skating
Vivir Latino reports that the first US Olympics medal in ice dancing since 1976 was won by a Puerto Rican duo.
Caribbean: Hurricane season
“My Caribbean and Florida bloggers, do you realise we are less than 16 weeks away from hurricane season”? asks Cayman Islands-based blogger Ri.
Caribbean: Food stories
Iriepeople.com publishes a recipe for Escovitch Fish, while Can Cook Must, Cook hunts for a good roti in London and reviews a new Caribbean cookbook.
Puerto Rico: Education ills
Gil the Jenius compares the Puerto Rican Department of Education's announcement that they're laying off of 5,000 personnel to “a patient with cancer-riddled internal organs being told he's about to have his appendix removed,” and offers his own diagnosis of the problems plaguing the Department.
Puerto Rico: The Stones play PR, while blogging grows
GuerillaPop posts a report (ES) on the Rolling Stones concert at the Coliseo de Puerto Rico, complete with video and photos. And several bloggers link to to an piece on blogging in a local publication, including Shery (ES), DigiZen (ES), Jonathan Hernandez (ES) and Eugenio Martínez (ES), who's quoted extensively...
Caribbean: Cricket World Cup in jeopardy?
The West Indies Cricket Blog links to a Guardian article which casts some doubt upon the Caribbean's ability to host the Cricket World Cup in 2007.
Puerto Rico: Closer to Latin America?
RazaTaina is intrigued by the assertion by the widow of Puerto Rican independence activist Filiberto Ojeda that Puerto Rico considers itself more a part of Latin America than the US. The 72 year-old Ojeda, who was wanted in the US, was killed last September in an FBI raid.
Caribbean, South Africa: Legacy and succession
South Africa-based Caribbean blogger Crossing Worlds wonders whether the struggle begun by the architects of the independence movement is safe in the hands of the current generation. “As the US Civil Rights leaders, the black power activists and the liberation leaders begin to die, it seems even more important to...
SVG, Puerto Rico: Children, schools & parenting
Two interestingly divergent views on children, schools and parenting from Abeni in St. Vincent and Lowatel in Puerto Rico.
Caribbean: Caribbean Single Market ignored
Barbados Free Press notes the striking lack of attention paid to last week's historic ratification of the Caribbean Single Market by the international press.
Caribbean: Plantains & film
The Caribbean Beat Blog links to a NY Times article about an ingenious new plantain peeler, and reports that the 1957 film “Island in the Sun”, which was filmed in the Caribbean and stars Jamaica-born Harry Belafonte, is now available on DVD.
Caribbean: Countdown to Cricket World Cup
The West Indies Cricket Blog notes on February 4 that there are “exactly 400 days left until the opening ceremony of World Cup 2007“
Caribbean: Bloggers invited to tourism press conference
Don Dunnigton at the IAOC Blog reports that bloggers have been invited to attend a press conference hosted by the Caribbean Tourism Organization in New York, which causes the Caribbean Beat Blog to wonder whether bloggers have arrived, and also whether Caribbean governments might be persuaded to implement free municipal...