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Georgia Popplewell · February, 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 February, 2007

The Global Voices Valentine's Day poetry contest: let the judging begin!

Many thanks to all who submitted entries for the Global Voices Valentine's Day poetry contest. We had 28 submissions in all, including some fine doggerel, plus one entry from an...

Guyana: Digicel has landed

“Guyana is abuzz like we have never seen before for a product or service,” writes MediaCritic in his report on the frenzy which has enveloped Guyana in anticipation of today's...

Haiti: Carnaval preview

Karlito previews this year's carnaval celebrations in Haiti, predicting that singer Sweet Micky, “will rock Champs de Mars”. He also reports that the new web site will carry a...

Jamaica: Moving back

Francis Wade posts an email from a reader who wishes to return to Jamaica but is concerned about crime, along with his response.

Caribbean: New online literary magazine

Caribbean Free Radio announces the arrival of a new Caribbean online literary magazine; Nicholas Laughlin provides an excerpt from one of the pieces in the inaugural issue.

Caribbean: Another music download site

de cooler: soca news announces the arrival of Faluma Digital, a new Caribbean music download site.

Trinidad & Tobago: Dishonesty in advertising

Trinidad blogger Mani wonders how the people behind a new energy drink being subtly advertised as having the power to alleviate the effect of alcohol can sleep at night.

Jamaica: Reggae and the Grammys

Barbadian blogger Titilayo adds her two cents to the debate over whether the reggae category at the Grammy awards should be split in two.

Jamaica, USA: On privacy

“The irony is that the American achievement of new community and the Jamaican devolution into isolation is fueled by the same source: the Internet,” writes Jamaican novelist Marlon James. “Through...

Cuba: The untamable Internet

Marc Masferrer has news for Cuban Communications Minister Ramiro Valdés, who said recently that “The wild colt of new technologies can and must be controlled”: “What Valdes either doesn't know,...

Cuba: Arriving in Miami

Marta Darby remembers arriving in the US from Cuba with her family in 1961, on the day before Valentine's Day: “Back then, in early 1961, Cubans would still go to...

Puerto Rico: Congress on Educational Blogs

The First Congress of Puerto Rican Educational Blogs took place on February 8-9, 2007. Here's the Congress blog (ES).

Cuba: Soyinka in Havana

Jesús Risquet reports on Nigerian writer Wole Soyinka's attendance at the 16th International Book Fair in Havana, Cuba.

Enter the Global Voices Valentine's Day poetry contest!

HERE AT Global Voices we're in love with lots of things: blogging, international friendships, foreign languages, free wi-fi. And there are even some of us on the GV team who...

Jamaica: The role of the Caribbean artist

Prompted by a blog post which raised the question of why black actress Thandie Newton didn't get better roles, Geoffrey Philp considers the role of the Caribbean artist and his/her...

The Puerto Rican dilemma

Roberto Hernandez contemplates the large question of Puerto Rico's future: “Obviously the solution is not to be found in any of the ones offered by the current agendas.“

Bermuda: A black caucus

Christian S. Dunleavy ponders the logic of re-establishing a black caucus within Bermuda's opposition party.

Trinidad & Tobago: Goat Racing

“Goats are traditionally kept for their milk and meat and renowned for their cussedness and indiscriminate palate, but not in the tiny Tobago village of Buccoo,” writes Robert Frische, in...

Caribbean: China or Taiwan revisited

“CARICOM countries would benefit more from a trade, aid and investment treaty with China that is collectively negotiated and that takes full account of the peculiar development needs of each...

Jamaica: We Media Miami

Miami-based Jamaican writer Geoffrey Philp regrets he didn't have the chance to spend more time at the We Media Miami conference, but is pleased that he still had the opportunity...

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