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Georgia Popplewell · January, 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 January, 2006

Puerto Rico: Taking the mickey out of a PSA

A slogan in a public restroom inspires (ES) Shery to mount a mischievous campaign satirizing the public-service campaign “¿Qué nos pasa, Puerto Rico?” (“What's happening to us, Puerto Rico?”).

Caribbean: Does “pre-Columbian” also mean Chinese?

JT at the Caribbean Beat Blog writes about the “ancient-looking map” which turned up last month, suggesting that a Chinese admiral may have visited the Caribbean before Columbus.

Caribbean: Musical collaborations

The Dancehall Blog notes some of the collaborations happening between artists from different Caribbean islands. Among those involved in inter-island projects are Kevin Lyttle of St. Vincent and the Grenadines,...

Bermuda: Character education

The Limey reports that a “character education” program called Living Values has proven to be a success in the three primary schools in Bermuda where it was piloted. But he...

Trinidad & Tobago: Trinidadianness

J9 takes a break from some Carnival-related work to think about what makes Trinidadians Trinidadian, while Caribbean Free Radio‘s 41st podcast investigates the truth of the song lyric “Trinidad and...

Belize: Flooding

Belizean – Belize News reports on heavy rains in Belize on Tuesday which led to flooding and disruption of traffic. The western highway, which connects the northern and central parts...

Haiti: Election talk

The sight of a group of well-coiffed “poor” people demonstrating on television for the release of political prisoners compels Yon Aysien to analyse the strategies of the Lavalas movement. Yon...

Aruba & Netherlands Antilles: Status Aparte

Aruba's has “status aparte” vis-à-vis the Netherlands, but recent comments from the ruling party denying the existence of poverty in the island have ArubaGirl wishing Aruba would do like the...

Guyana: Americas II cable breakdown

Both MediaCritic and Guyana-Gyal are temporarily deprived of internet access due to the breakdown of the Americas II fiber optic submarine communications cable.

Guyana: Diaspora blog

“It is estimated that there are as many Guyanese living overseas as they are in Guyana,” goes the headline of the Guyana Diaspora blog, which launched on January 23. Among...

Guyana: Telemarketing & Guyanese blogging

Monologist speculates on the shape the new Guyanese telemarketing industry is likely to take, given the country's cultural peculiarities. But she resists being thought of as a “Guyanese blogger”.

Barbados: Opposition breakdown

The former leader of Barbados’ opposition party crosses the floor, compelling Titlayo to blog about politics for a change.

Bahamas: Political psychology

“Politics in the Bahamas continues to be attractive to precisely the wrong kinds of people partly on account of the aggressive displays of power that it involves,” writes Andrew Allen...

Trinidad & Tobago: Dear Michelle Malkin

Taran Rampersad writes an open letter to conservative US pundit Michelle Malkin.

Bermuda: Cricket woes

Since qualifying for the 2007 Cricket World Cup, the Bermuda team seems to have had its share of ups and downs, reports the Cricinfo blog Beyond the Test World. A...

Jamaica: Art show in Beijing

Simone Champagnie links to an article about an exhibition of Jamaican art and sculpture which opened last week at the Jamaican Embassy in Beijing, China.

Jamaica: Dog-sled team

The Caribbean Beat Blog reports that Jamaica now has a national dog-sled team which competed in a meet in Scotland this past weekend.

Belize: No comment on contraband

The Belize News Blog is reporting that the Comptroller of Customs is refusing to talk to the media about what appears to be persistent corruption among customs officers working on...

Haiti: Kidnapping fears

“I fear receiving a phone call or an email giving me dreaded news,” says Mbayisyen, contemplating the changes wrought upon daily life in Haiti by the recent increase in kidnappings.

DR, Haiti: Deaths at the border

Solidaridad Fronteriza reports (ES) that members of religious organizations in Ouanaminthe, Haiti, have carried out religious rites at the mass grave containing the bodies od 24 Haitians who died of...

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