I'm Global Voices’ Managing Director. I'm a media producer and writer from Trinidad and Tobago. I've worked in independent media in the Caribbean and elsewhere since 1989, covering areas such as culture, music, film and sport. I started my media career at the pioneering Trinidad and Tobago television production company Banyan, and am a founding member of Earth Television. In 2005, I started Caribbean Free Radio, the Caribbean’s first podcast. Special fan of: books, bicycling, photography, jazz, travel, swimming, architecture, justice for all humans beings.
Latest posts by Georgia Popplewell from December, 2005
Aruba: Throwing pagaras
Some time before tonight at midnight, the majority of households and businesses in Aruba will throw a pagara to ward off fuku, says ArubaGirl.
Belize: News portal update
Melody reports that the Belize Free Press news portal has been updated. The site features links to Belize newspapers, magazines, radio and television stations and online news sites.
Guyana: A reptile at the bank
While waiting in line at the bank, Guyana-Gyal gets the chance to touch an iguana for the first time.
Jamaica: Bloggers meet-up
Scratchie and Dr. D. report on the bloggers’ meet-up last night in Kingston. Dr. D, who also posts a photo of the all-male group, describes it as a “wikid encounter with irie vibes”, while Scratchie wonders “WHAT HAPPEN TO ALL DI WOMAN DEM?”
A conversation with Guyana-gyal
“I GON TELL YOU stories, true, true stories. Like me gran'pa and me nanee and cha cha used to do, and they ancestors too. Take half, leave half, cry or laff. Enjoy the gyaff, what you learn is up to you,” promises Guyana-Gyal on the home page of her flavorful...
Cayman Islands: The Blue Dragon Trail
OddBlog announces the arrival of the Blue Dragon Trail, a series of 15 giant iguana sculptures “released” throughout Grand Cayman to raise awareness of the Blue Iguana Recovery Programme. The Grand Cayman Blue Iguana is the most endangered iguana in the world — it's estimated that there are as few...
Bahamas: The Hawaiian model
Andrew Allen suggests that the Bahamas take a look at Hawaii's tourism development model.
Anguilla: A traditional wedding
Bob Green's Anguilla News has photos and a brief report on a traditional 1940s Anguillan wedding recently reenacted at a local church.
Caribbean: R.I.P. Kerry Packer
Ryan Naraine and Richard Jobity remember Kerry Packer, the Australian media baron whose controversial World Series Cricket tournament was a key factor in the development of West Indies cricket. Packer, who died on December 27, was also the inspiration for a famous calypso by the Mighty Sparrow.
Haiti: Election observers wanted
CaribPundit announces that the Haiti Democracy Project is looking to recruit international observers to witness Haiti's national elections, which are scheduled to begin on January 8, 2006.
Guyana: Wine not rum?
MediaCritic considers a senior government official's assertion that he favors red wine a slap in the face of the Guyanese rum industry.
Trinidad and Tobago, Venezuela: Why Trinis speak Spanish at Christmastime
English may be the official language of Trinidad, but at Christmastime the country sings in Spanish. De Cooler : Soca News announces the results of the National Parang Championships, the competition which showcases Trinidad's traditional Christmas music, while Caribbean Free Radio plays a few parang tracks and explains the genre's...
Grenada: IMF reports & indifferent politicians
YingYang lists the highlights of a recent IMF report on Grenada, adding that the Grenadian Prime Minister has ignored all requests from the Grenada Chamber of Commerce, the Grenada Trades Union Council and other private sector organisations for face-to-face meetings to discuss the redevelopment of the island, which was devasted...
Bermuda: Conversations v. Monologues
In replying to those who believe politics scared him away from the Royal Gazette, newspaper columnist-turned-blogger A Limey in Bermuda scores one for the citizen journalism team. “I find conversations more interesting than monologues,” he says.
Selections from the Caribbean blogosphere
Barbados – Campfyah, writing from Caracas, fills us in on some of his Christmas activities and Barbados's participation in an international Christmas charity fair. – In a post which sparks a healthy string of comments, Jdid spares a thought for Stanley “Tookie” Williams on the day of the latter's execution...
The week in the Caribbean blogosphere
I'm starting to write this on Wednesday 7 December, as tomorrow I leave for London to attend the Global Voices '05 Summit, so apologies in advance for not including anything posted in the latter part of this week. A couple of days ago I posted the meeting agenda at Caribbean...
The talk in the Caribbean blogosphere
I'm writing this post on December 1st, which is also World AIDS Day. There were 24,000 AIDS-related deaths in the Caribbean this year, and as Abeni of St. Vincent & the Grenadines pointed out, “in the Caribbean the infection rates are second only to Sub Saharan Africa.” Here are a...