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 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 the document ratifying the Caribbean Single Market (CSM), might have created a little buzz. That, however, is exactly what it...
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 properly addressed the call by the Taíno and other Indigenous Peoples world wide for the revocation of the 1493 Inter-Ceatera...
Grenada: Kick ‘em Jenny
Yamfoot posts two photos of Grand Anse beach, and wonders if the sea's unusual turbulence in the second could mean that submarine volcano “Kick ‘em Jenny” is acting up.
Guyana: Conversations & CCH Pounder
MediaCritic has begun posting a series of conversations with anonymous Guyanese figures. So far he's conversed with London-based Guyanese, Prodigal, a journalist who's moved to another island, and Young Bright Guyanese Female. And Guyana Diaspora profiles CCH Pounder, Guyana-born star of television series The Shield.
Belize: Flooding and highways
Caribbean Colors ventures out on to the highways and byways of Belize during the recent flooding, and takes some photos.
Belize: Friends and business
Simone posts Part 4 of her “Moving to Belize” guide, and solicits input from people who've “tried to set up a business abroad with friends”.
Barbados, Venezuela: Patilla amarillo
Caracas-resident Barbadian Campfyah discovers patilla amarillo.
Barbados: Music awards
Titilayo writes about the newly launched Barbados Music Awards, and thinks the event signifies good things for Barbados's music. But she also wonders whether they'll last.
Aruba: Buying a house
At 25, ArubaGirl is wondering whether it would be wise for her to buy a house. “Am I being crazy to cling to the land?” she asks.
Trinidad & Tobago: Carnival
Nicholas Laughlin is finally embracing Carnival, the national festival of his homeland of Trinidad and Tobago. Caribbean Free Radio, on the other hand, may just have seen a few too many.
Trinidad & Tobago: The sacred and the profane
CaribPundit notes with delight that Trinidadian Carnival designer Peter Minshall is back after a two-year absence with a Carnival band called “The Sacred Heart”, reporting in the same post on an incident in southern Trinidad where police attempted to quell a demonstration over poor road conditions using tear gas, mace...
Trinidad & Tobago: Calypso exhibition
Richard Bolai discusses the travelling exhibition “Calypso Music, Photographs and Illustrations in Postwar America from 1945 to 1960″, now on in Port of Spain, Trinidad.
Puerto Rico: Island without a coast?
Tinta Digital (ES) contemplates the possibility that Puerto Rico could become “an island without a coast” unless the laws which allow people and organizations to restrict access to beachfront are changed.
Bermuda: Don't say no to tourism
Christian S. Dunleavy warns that the government's attitude, in particular the Tourism Minister's recent rebuff of a potential investor, will harm not only tourism development in Bermuda but also “cast doubt over the whole island as a business friendly and attractive jurisdiction for investment.”
Jamaica: We're not the only homophobes
MadBull takes issue with the notion that Jamaicans are more homophobic than the citizens of other Caribbean islands, noting the uproar in Grand Cayman over the government's decision to allow passengers from an all-gay cruise ship to land in the island.
Guyana: Ratings & charity walk
Roopster rates some of Guyana's online newspapers and web sites, and draws attention to the Guyana Flood Website, which has been documenting the destructive flooding occuring in several parts of the country. And the Guyana Diaspora blog profiles a Canada-based Guyanese who's walking for charity.
Barbados: The talk on the forums
Titlayo combs the forums for commentary on the current political situation in Barbados.
Bahamas: Majority rule redux
Sir Arthur Foulkes continues his discussion of majority rule in the Bahamas.
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 las Americas prize for Caribbean literature in English or Creole.
Puerto Rico: Taking the mickey out of a PSA
A slogan in a public restroom inspires (ES) Shery to mount a mischievous campaign satirizing the public-service campaign “¿Qué nos pasa, Puerto Rico?” (“What's happening to us, Puerto Rico?”).