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Georgia Popplewell · March, 2007

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, 2007

Trinidad & Tobago: Farewell, Lloyd Best

Nicholas Laughlin pays tribute to Caribbean intellectual Lloyd Best, who passed away on March 19: “We will desperately miss–because we desperately need, now more than ever–his hard-won but lightly worn...

Caribbean, Zimbabwe: Should Zim be allowed to play int'l cricket?

On the eve of the World Cup match between the West Indies and Zimbabwe, Robert Frische at cricketwukup.com asks whether “in light of the atrocities being committed in that country,”...

Bahamas: Ignoring abolition

Nicolette Bethel wonders whether the complete absence of any discussion about the anniversary of abolition in the Bahamas is because it's an election year: “Is it because people on the...

Belize: Saved by grandmaw

With a little help from “grandmaw Florence”, Lee Vanderwalker manages to avoid being mowed down by a landing Cessna on an airstrip in Caye Caulker, Belize.

Cuba: Remembering the “black spring”

Marc Masferrer has a series of posts on the subject of the commemorations of the fourth anniversary of the March 2003 crackdown on dissidents and journalists known as the “black...

Trinidad & Tobago: A podcast returns

Caribbean Free Radio returns with its first podcast in 200-plus days, a look behind the scenes at the repeat performance of the annual Carnival show by the rapso band 3canal.

Cuba, Venezuela: Castro won't stop calling Chávez

“Chávez and Castro are always on the phone (ever heard of email?). Chávez would never admit it, but I wonder if he gets tired of Fidel constantly calling,” writes Vivirlatino‘s...

Cuba: How Cubans in exile measure time

Marta Darby posts an image of the Cubana Aviación plane ticket that brought her, as a small child, from Cuba to the US in 1961, plus a video comprising home...

Caribbean, Cricket World Cup: Dissecting the win

Caribbeancricket.com's Ryan Naraine is interviewed (audio) by CaribUpdate about the West Indies team's win over Pakistan in yesterday's opening match of the Cricket World Cup.

Suriname: Miss India Suriname photoshoot

Photographer Karel Donk posts photos and a short report on a recent shoot involving the winner and first runner-up in the Miss India Suriname pageant.

Cuba: Show yourself, Fidel

In response to media reports that ailing Cuban leader Fidel Castro has participated in a conference call, Ziva asks: “So where is he? I know he's not the Pope, but...

Cuba: Disneylandia?

Luis M. Garcia reports that plans are afoot to build a theme park in Cuba. Val Prieto wonders “what the hell would a communist Cuba theme park consist of?”, and...

Jamaica: Cricket World Cup opening ceremony

The W.E.C. group blog reviews the opening ceremony of the 2007 Cricket World Cup, which took place yesterday in Jamaica.

Trinidad & Tobago: New Shakespeare play?

“How this previously unknown Shakespeare play came to be in the West Indian Reference Library in Port of Spain I don't know,” writes blogger Jeremy Taylor, as he runs an...

Jamaica: On Islamic fundamentalism

Jamaican novelist Marlon James weighs in on the actions of Ahmed Akkari, who circulated a suspicious photocopy designed to inflame Muslim sensibiliites à la the Danish cartoons.

Jamaica: What makes a work memorable?

Jamaican writer Geoffrey Philp asks: “what makes a work of literature memorable right now.”

Cuba: Silvio Rodriguez, troubadour of conscience

Zenia reproduces an article from Granma, the Cuban news daily, reporting that Cuban folk superstar Silvio Rodriguez has cancelled a concert in Chile in protest over the high price of...

Belize: A Mayan homeland

Godfrey Smith outlines some of the complexities underpinning the establishment of a Mayan homeland in Belize.

Bahamas: Not coming soon to a theatre near you

Nicolette Bethel speculates on why the film Amazing Grace, which touches upon the abolitionist movement, will probably not be shown in the Bahamas.

Barbados: Black and white at Royal Westmoreland

Barbados Free Press takes issue with a luxury resort's portrayal of racial dynamics in the country.

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