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Georgia Popplewell · March, 2006

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.

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Latest posts by Georgia Popplewell from March, 2006

The blogosphere responds to Jamaica's first woman Prime Minister

On March 30, Jamaica's first (and the anglophone Caribbean's second the anglophone Caribbean's third, after Dominica's Eugenia Charles and Bermuda's Jennifer Smith) female Prime Minister was sworn into office. Portia...

Trinidad & Tobago: Shouter Baptist Liberation Day

JT at the Caribbean Beat Weblog explains the origins of Shouter Baptist Liberation Day, which was observed yesterday in Trinidad and Tobago with a public holiday.

DR: No to “sexual liberty”

Andrés Duque reports that language referring to “sexual liberty” will be removed from a current draft amendment to the Dominican Republic's Civil Code. One of the fears among critics of...

Caribbean, US: US-Caricom meeting

Larry Smith discusses the recent US-Caricom meeting in the Bahamas in the context of both recent US foreign policy and Condolezza Rice's career. He quotes a Bahamian diplomat, who says:...

Trinidad & Tobago: Technology activism

“What is a technology activist?” asks Taran Rampersad. “Perception might lead people to believe that technology activism is limited to a select group, when in fact I believe it isn't,”...

Barbados: Concorde Museum

The Barbados tourism ministry is developing a museum featuring one of the British Airways Concorde jets as a tourist attraction, reports Linda Thompkins.

Bermuda: Writing anonymously

Why write anoymously? asks the Limey, in light of a detailed analysis of the Royal Gazette‘s coverage penned by that ever-prolific author with no name.

Trinidad & Tobago: 6 year-0ld's brutal murder

Francomenz and Caribbean Free Radio express outrage at the news of the brutal buggering and murder of a six year-old boy. Francomenz reminds us of the other unsolved cases involving...

Mikaila makes her debut at the pan collective with a bit of commentary on the inaguration of Jamaica's first female Prime Minister, the Honorable Portia Simpson, which takes place on...

Trinidad & Tobago: Stephen Ames wins

Trinidadian bloggers Sanjiva, Haveworld and Simian Scratchings acknowledge Trinidad-born (and naturalized Canadian) golfer Stephen Ames’ victory in the 2006 Players Championship.

Trinidad & Tobago: ICTs and SMEs

Taran Rampersad posts a personal summary of a conference onn “Improving Organisational Performance in small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) through Information and Communication Technology” he attended recently in Trinidad. He...

Jamaica: Poetry reading

Geoffrey Philp reports on a reading by Jamaican poet Pam Mordecai.

Bahamas: Condi's visit

Sir Arthur Foulkes is satisfied with comments made by US Secreatary of State Condolezza Rice during her brief visit to the Bahamas, and believes they “should help to correct the...

Trinidad & Tobago: No smelter

Elspeth Duncan summarises the commentary on the aluminium smelter being planned for a community in south Trinidad and the protests about it and posts some photos from Sunday's march at...

Haiti: Army

Hayti outlines the reasons certain parties think Haiti should re-instate its army, and why others think the opposite.”Whether it is an army, a national police force, or a combination thereof,...

Bermuda: E-commerce Obstacles

“High cost of living; small size; restrictive immigration policy; poor state education system; lack of IT professionalism and work ethic issues; reliance of IT sector on expats; prohibitive telecoms costs;...

Cuba: Inner tube

Pac Mclaurin posts a lovely photo of a Cuban fisherman, his girlfriend, and the “pneumático” or inner tube which is his fishing vessel.

Cuba: US foreign policy and internet access

US blogger Boz disagrees with US policy as regards Cuba, but isn't in favour either of the internet access restrictions Cuba places on its citizens.

Caribbean: Books for birders

“It's many years now–I might even say decades–since I've considered myself a real birder, and I stopped keeping a lifelist ages ago, but birds continue to have a special fascination...

Haiti: Music video

Filmmaker Frankenbilly posts a music video he created for a lovely reggae-flavoured song by the Haitian singer Belo.

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