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 April, 2006
Man and anthill (Guyana)
Admiring an anthill in the north Rupununi, Guyana, with the Kanuku Mountains hidden by clouds in the distance. Photo by Nicholas Laughlin.
Barbados: National Heroes Day
Campfyah commemorates Barbados’ National Heroes Day with a quiz on some photos of the heroes themselves.
Bermuda: Technology Education portal
The Limey links to the Bermuda Ministry of Education's Technology Education Learning Portal.
Trinidad & Tobago: Press statement on aluminum smelter
The Rights Action Group T&T blog pulls no punches in the press statement outlining the group's views on the aluminium smelter project proposed for south Trinidad: “What is at stake for Trinidad and Tobago is not only the giving away of our natural gas, which accounts for 20% of our...
Jamaica: A writer's development
On his personal blog, Jamaican writer Geoffrey Philps reproduces a lecture he delivered recently in which he discusses his development as a writer and also raises the question: “What is the mission of my generation?”
Trinidad & Tobago: World Cup team slogan
Over at the Trinidad & Tobago World Cup Blog, Stacy-Marie Ishmael reviews the slogans being put forward in support of the Soca Warriors, Trinidad & Tobago's national team.
Caribbean: Cricket captaincy gamble
West Indies star batsman Brian Lara is appointed team captain for a third time. Jeremy Taylor at the Caribbean Beat weblog calls it “an interesting gamble, both for Lara and for the West Indies Board.”
Cuba: Female dissident beaten
Pondblog links to an Aljazeera news piece reporting that Cuba's most prominent female dissident, 60 year-old Marta Beatríz Roque, was beaten at her home by a pro-government mob this past Tuesday. The article states that Roque, who leads the Assembly for Promoting Civil Society, was about to leave her home...
Barbados: Minister at Dubai tourism conference
On the eve of the Barbados Tourism Minister's participation in a conference in Dubai, Barbados Free Press wishes the minister good luck and offers a few ideas for inclusion in his presentation.
Caribbean: CSME provides chance for success
The Caribbean Single Market and Economy (CSME) may not “grab us”, says Francis Wade, but it may be the best shot the region has at a successful future.
Guyana: Funeral of slain government minister
Guyana Providence Stadium posts a photograph and a two-line report on the funeral of Guyana's Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries, Crops and Livestock, who was murdered this past weekend. Guyana Resource Centre posts a Guyana news agency report on comments made by the Canadian High Commissioner during a speech made at...
Dominican Republic: Book Fair
DR1 – Daily Dominican Republic News posts a brief report on the opening of the 9th International Santo Domingo Book Fair on April 24. Among the themes of this year's festival are the 45th anniversary of dictator Rafael Trujillo's assassination and the 500th anniversary of the death of Columbus.
Bermuda: Cruelty to animals
Sean advocates a harsher sentence for a Bermudian man charged with neglecting his animals.
Trinidad & Tobago: World Cup football news
Stacy-Marie Ishmael responds to a FIFA news story expressing surprise that the Trinidad & Tobago World Cup team has a white member, with a reminder that it's important to “militate against stereotypes wherever possible”. She also points to some of the commemorative items being produced as tributes to the team,...
Belize: VoIP blocked by local telecom
Melody reports that Belize Telecommunications Limited has been blocking VoIP connections in the country and calls for users’ assistance in surveying the effects of the blocking on their internet usage. “They have gone as far as jamming chat and messenger programs like GoogleTalk, MSN Messenger, Yahoo Voice and other,” Melody...
Barbados: Future of the wetlands
Barbados Free Press posts the first in a proposed three-part series on the future of the Graeme Hall Nature Sanctuary, “the last remaining, healthy mangrove swamp on Barbados”.
Trinidad & Tobago: Bob Dylan, calypso fan
Jonathan Ali links to an Observer article on Bob Dylan's efforts to become a deejay, noting the presence on Dylan's playlist of a song by Trinidad calypsonian Lord Beginner.
Dominica: New sports stadium
ThandieLand asks whether the Windsor Park Sports Stadium, an international-standard sporting facility, is a gift or a burden.
USVI: Condo protest
Frank Barnako reports that demonstrators protesting condominium development were barred from attending a ceremony marking the opening of the port in St. John, US Virgin Islands.
Guyana Diaspora profiles Britain-based playright Michael Abbensetts.
ArubaGirl explains the presence of bands of wandering donkey's in Aruba.