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 February, 2006
VSO/CIDA intern Michiyo experiences Mashramani, Guyana's Carnival, and posts a few photos with short captions (also rendered in Japanese). A sampling: “Everyone is full of glitters. By the time I finished watching the parade, I myself was covered with it.”
Jamaica: Say no to Brokeback
“Now before you gay advocates out there start posting hateful comments, understand that Jamaica is a very conservative country,” says Leon, in defense of the anti-Brokeback Mountain outcry in Jamaica.
Guyana: Sucking teeth
“With one long “stchuuuuup” and you eyes looking thin and mean, you can cut a big man down to li’l boy size,” writes Guyana-gyal in her treatise on the Caribbean art of sucking teeth.
Trinidad & Tobago: Carnival necessities & reenactments
Got your snake oil? Just in time for the official start of Trinidad & Tobago's Carnival on February 27, Attillah Springer makes a list of Carnival necessities. She also posts photos of old-time Carnival and the reenactment of the Canboulay Riots of the 1880s.
Caribbean: World Cup 2007 security
Barbados Free Press has it from “a confidential source” that “British and South African intelligence agencies and counter-terror units are to play major planning and operational roles in providing security for the 2007 Cricket World Cup” (which is being hosted by several Caribbean territories). The same source says, however, that...
Bahamas: Jeb Bush visit
On the occasion of Florida governor Jeb Bush's visit to the Bahama, Bahama Pundit offers an overview of Bush's achievements and some foreign policy suggestions for the Bahamas leadership.
Jamaica: PNP leadership race
Leon posts brief “pros and cons” profiles of the candidates in the People's National Party (PNP) leadership race.
Bermuda: Plantation questions
A politician's refusal to answer what he considers “plantation questions” disappoints both the Limey and Christian Dunleavy.
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.
Cuba: Cinema since 1900
regalado.blogia.com publishes an overview of Cuban cinema since 1900.
Guyana: Artist Donald Locke
Guyana Diaspora profiles painter and sculptor Donald Locke.
Caribbean: Cricket shrink
Ri imagines a conversation between the West Indies cricket team's captain, Shivnarine Chanderpaul, and the team's new Irish shrink.
Caribbean: Music and copyright
Attorney and writer/blogger Nyashazasha publishes a well-researched article on copyright issues affecting the Caribbean music industry.
Barbados: Hospitality on the bus
Linda Thompkins at My Barbados Blog receives an e-mail from a visitor who was alarmed at an offer from a young Barbadian woman riding with her on a crowded bus to hold her packages. “Let me say it is quite natural for bus riders that are seated to hold packages,”...
Trinidad & Tobago: Earth's magnetic field
Taran Rampersad speculates on the possible links between the earth's magnetic field and global warming.
Barbados: Environmentalist remembered & tuk band
Barbados Free Press pays tribute to the late environmental advocate Dr. Colin Hudson. And Titilayo posts photos of a traditional tuk band.
Cuba: Century's end
Que Bola? posts a photo of an abandoned department store in Trinidad, Cuba called “Fin de Siglo” (the end of the century) and notes: “The 1900s were in fact a final century for a way of life in Cuba. Things have changed for the better and the worse, but they...
Cuba: Book Fair
regalado.blogia.com highlights (ES) a few of the offerings at the Havana International Book Fair.
Barbados: Ministers’ assets & politics
Barbados Free Press takes issue with the fact that public officials in Barbados are not required to declare their assets. And with Barbados a “hotbed of political goings-on” in recent times, Neil Benn can't help but break his self-imposed rule about not blogging about politics.
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.
Trinidad & Tobago: Children's carnival
Photographer Stefan Falke posts photos the children's carnival in Trinidad, including a few of a band inspired by the Soca Warriors, the national football team.