· February, 2006

Stories about Puerto Rico (U.S.) from February, 2006

Puerto Rico: Ice skating

  23 February 2006

Vivir Latino reports that the first US Olympics medal in ice dancing since 1976 was won by a Puerto Rican duo.

Caribbean: Hurricane season

  21 February 2006

“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

  20 February 2006

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

  15 February 2006

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

  13 February 2006

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...

Puerto Rico: Closer to Latin America?

9 February 2006

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

  8 February 2006

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...

Caribbean: Plantains & film

  6 February 2006

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: Bloggers invited to tourism press conference

  2 February 2006

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...