Latest posts by Georgia Popplewell from July, 2006
Nassau Bahamas Vacation reports briefly on the plans afoot in the Bahamas to abolish the British Honours list: “Her Majesty will no doubt let her views be channeled through her own discreet diplomats at some stage.“
With the Free Trade Area of the Americas (FTAA) practically a “dead duck”, Jeremy Taylor suggests that Trinidad & Tobago remove the sign at the airport proclaiming the country “the natural home of the FTAA secretariat”.
Editing two books about Trinidad written by naturalists, Jeremy Taylor realises how deaf he's become to the sounds of nature.
The Limey reports briefly on the public's mixed response — and often humorous — to Bermudian Premier Alex Scott's decision to ride the bus to work.
Barbados Free Press comes out strongly against Barbados Deputy Prime Minister Mia Mottley's call for “the curtailment of free speech” on radio call-in shows and blogs.
Pan-African News Wire reproduces an article from Cuban news daily Granma, announcing plans for a concert to celebrate Fidel Castro's 80th birthday celebrations on August 11-12 in Havana. The concert will feature several “top protest and ballad singers of Latin America” as well as South African star Miriam Makeba.
Charles Nesson announces that he is hosting a programme on the the Public Broadcasting Corporation of Jamaica on August 1 (Jamaica's Emancipation and Independence Day) “in which Jamaican leaders talk with me about Jamaica’s journey to freedom and the issues of emancipation and independence which still confront them.” The programme...
In light of the report that only 19% of black Bermudians supported a recent bid to ban discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation, the Limey wonders about the roots of black homophobia.
Linda Thompkins reports on Exclusive Caribbean Cotton Inc's plans to process Barbados's home-grown Sea Island cotton — “one of the most valuable and pricey cotton varieties” — at home instead of exporting the raw material to the US.
Pac MacLaurin posts a photo of three Cuban store clerks and comments on the country's labour inefficiencies: “A friend of mine once told me that when he was working in Havana as a press photographer there were two people in the elevator of his hotel at all times. One person...
As a result of general comments made by a government minister about blogs and accountability, Barbados Free Press pre-emptively defends its right to exist: “Welcome to the new century – where ordinary people can now own a press on the internet. We can think of no more healthy development for...
Guyanese blog Demeraralighthouse racks its brains to figure out the identity of the Kaieteur News columnist “Peeping Tom“.
Titlayo sees a Barbados government minister's call for blogs to have a “framework of accountability”, as a sign that blogs are beginning to be taken seriously by “people in high places”.
The Limey's latest “Open Mike” topic is “the paradox of plenty”, tabled by contributor “Tiger Bay”: “Resource-rich countries, such as oil producers, often develop slower than less endowed countries. Quite simply, the wealth distorts good governance and decision making. . . .“
Jdid remembers his school days in Barbados, when his main worries were pitching marbles and avoiding “liks” from the teacher.
In light to recent rumours that notorious Colombian drug lord Carlos Lehder was seen partying at a Bahamian resort, Larry Smith discusses Lehder's “Bahamian legacy”: “The bottom line was that one of the world's biggest criminal enterprises, managed by one of the world's highest-profile crooks, was able to operate with...
Bermuda bloggers The Limey, Sean Soares and Christian Dunleavy all take on the hot-button issue of government minister's travel expenses. Sean Soares also reports on the latest mugging of two men in downtown Hamilton and the general escalation of these sorts of incidents in the country.
Guyana-Gyal contemplates migration and familly ties: “Them countries that got the best of my family…them countries just don't know how they lucky.”
Caribbean Free Radio releases its 44th podcast, which comprises a series of interviews with the members of Trinidadian rapso band 3canal about the theatrical production “Caribeana Imperia”, which is now playing in Washington DC.
The Bermuda government has rejected two proposals for tackling the issue of racism, on the basis that they fail to “solve the problems of human emotions”. The Limey wonders what alternatives the government has in mind.