Georgia Popplewell · July, 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 July, 2006

Bahamas: Theatre photos

  17 July 2006

The Ringplay Productions blog posts photos from its production of the Bahamian play “You Can Lead a Horse to Water”.

Israel, Lebanon, Palestine: The road to war

  14 July 2006

“To punish the people of Gaza and Lebanon because their governments haven't figured out how to control these outfits would be a bit like bombing the Vatican as retribution for the violence of the IRA,” writes Trinidad & Tobago blogger Jeremy Taylor, as he weighs in on the situation brewing...

Barbados, USA: Who received the $$?

  14 July 2006

A Barbados-born, New York-based lawyer indicted for stealing a large sum of money from clients, has said that he gave a portion of the funds to relatives and friends in the US and Barbados. Barbados Free Press wonders “who in Barbados received the stolen money”.

Caribbean: Stanford 20/20

  14 July 2006

Jeremy Taylor at the Caribbean Beat weblog notes the début of the Stanford 20/20 in Antigua, the “fastest and whackiest form of the game [of cricket] yet,” adding that “the purists will no doubt gnash their teeth, as they did when one-day matches were begun in 1963 and when Packer...

Bermuda: Anti-racism meeting report

  13 July 2006

Sean attends an anti-racism meeting last night in Bermuda but comes away thinking that “everyone is talking and no one is doing” and presents his own thoughts on the matter instead.

Jamaica, Cayman: Rocking on

  13 July 2006

Mad Bull offers a capsule history of his experience with rock music in Jamaica and welcomes the arrival of a new rock station in the Cayman Islands.

Jamaica: Agents are agents are agents

  13 July 2006

In an entertaining allegory involving a beach house in Negril, a barman and a “rent-a-dread”, Jamaican writer Geoffrey Philp contemplates the role of one of the key players in the modern publishing business: the agent.

Caribbean: New HR aggregator and T&T labour shortage

  13 July 2006

Chronicles from a Caribbean Cubicle announces the arrival of “CaribHRNews, a Squidoo-hosted aggregator of the most recent internet-based news related to the Human Resources profession,” and takes note of an article in a Trinidad and Tobago newspaper reporting a labour shortage in that country.

Jamaica, USA: Loving America through literature

  12 July 2006

Some years ago, a young Geoffrey Philp overcomes his trepidation at passing the armed Marines guarding the US Consulate reading room in Kingston, and falls in love with American literature: “For on that evening in that reading room, America gained a friend.”

Cuba, USA, UK: On Guantánamo, the democracy fund & nuclear power

  12 July 2006

More lively discussion between Trinidad blogger Jeremy Taylor and his American pal “Roger“, this time about Guantánamo, and Bush's $80 million fund to “boost democracy in Cuba”. And London-based “Kamla”, the recently arrived third blogger, confronts her feelings about nuclear power.

Trinidad & Tobago: Amerindian Soca Warriors

  12 July 2006

Referring to the seemingly Native American-style costumes worn by fans of the Soca Warriors, Trinidad and Tobago's football team, Maximilian C. Forte provides evidence to support his claim that the costume tradition also has Amerindian roots.

Bermuda: Anti-racism rally

  12 July 2006

Sean posts notices of an anti-racism rally to be held in Bermuda in response to the brutal beating of a Portuguese national by four men outside a bar. The “Vasco da Gama” club is one of the participants.

Ambivalent about Tin Tin

  12 July 2006

A New York Times article on a PBS documentary about Hergé, the Belgian creator of the comic strip character Tin Tin, raises some uncomfortable issues for Belizean-American blogger Nyazasha: “Here I am, the Brooklyn-based writer of the Global Parish, writing about places and events which open a window into a...

Barbados: Caribbean Splash brouhaha

  12 July 2006

There's an interesting situation brewing around the proposed construction of a waterpark called Caribbean Splash on a what is apparently a sensitive watershed in Barbados, with the Barbados Labour Party responding on its own blog to an allegation by Barbados Free Press. This morning the plot thickens, as Barbados Free...

Bahamas: Government invitation blunder

  12 July 2006

The Bahamas government extends a very late invitation to the Opposition Leader to attend the ceremony for the renaming of the country's international airport on Independence day — Sir Arthur Ffoulkes points out exactly why this was such a terrible blunder.

Caribbean: Google maps Caribbean territories

  12 July 2006

Ryan at The West Indies Cricket Blog notes that Google Maps has added high-definition satellite images for Guyana, Jamaica and Barbados that allow for “upclose overhead shot[s]” of the cricket grounds in those countries. The grounds are being prepared for the 2007 World Cup.

Guyana: Zidane's head-butt, in Creolese

  11 July 2006

Guyana-Gyal posts what is very likely the first written analysis of Zinedine Zidane's head-butt in Creolese, Guyana's “nation language“: “‘You saw that?!?’ I ask in my best ready-to-gossip voice. Right off, Indeera know what I talking ‘bout…that goat-butt the French guy give the Italian. Pow in he chest..“

USA, Cayman Islands: Travelling with ammo

  11 July 2006

Mad Bull discusses a Cayman Compass news article about an American couple who travelled from Detroit to Grand Cayman via Miami with an unlicensed handgun and ammunition in their luggage: “What is also interesting is the ’slap on the wrist’ that the man who brought the weapon in got! I...

Bermuda: Stop the violence

  11 July 2006

Sean encourages readers to participate in a letter-writing campaign protesting the brutal beating of a Portuguese national outside a bar in Bermuda. Christian Dunleavy congratulates a local Portuguese activist for holding the government to account.

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