Latest posts by Janine Mendes-Franco from July, 2007
The newly-identified mud volcano off Trinidad's east coast is sparking interest in everyone from geologists to surfers. James O'Connor, a member of the latter group, asks: “Will this, or next hurricane season show us the most epic new surf spot in the Caribbean?”
Child of the Revolution blogs about the opposing views on Cuba held by Bebo Valdes, the Cuban-born jazz musician, and his pianist son, Chucho.
“Am I interested enough to write about it? Fellow bloggers know how hard it is to come up with content on a regular basis.” Gil the Jenius writes about…writing!
“Email messages here in the region can often sound abrupt, sharp and even downright rude. How do you adjust the tone of an email?” Jamaican Francis Wade has a few suggestions.
“We have six people dead and, if the talk is true, more than a few others who are barely holding on.” In the wake of the island's tragic bus crash, Barbados Free Press writes, “Barbados deserves answers and the truth, but for now let’s mourn and pray…”
WeblogBahamas.com republishes an article that deals with the challenges of crime and the separation of church and state.
“This is what I feel writing and self-publishing has given me the right that I was born with–permission to speak.” Forrest Gump helps Jamaican blogger Geoffrey Philp understand the meaning of freedom.
Referring to a WHO report which estimates that nearly 80% of cervical cancer cases occur in developing countries, Dr. John Carroll identifies the disease as the leading cause of female deaths in Haiti.
“I have always found his films to be difficult to watch, always knowing, though, that I was watching a master at work.” Babalu Blog acknowledges the passing of Swedish film director Ingmar Bergman, as does Jonathan at Trinidad's Studio Film Club blog.
A tragic bus accident which claimed the lives of six Barbadians as they made their way to the Crop Over Party Monarch Finals prompts Barbados Free Press, Barbados Underground and Notes from the Margin to extend their sympathy to a grieving nation.
Faced with the responsibility of tending to an ailing parent, Dennis Jones at Living in Barbados shares his thoughts on caring for the aged in the Caribbean.
The banning of laptop computers in the Bahamas’ House of Assembly, the felling of an old tree and the performance of a young athlete are just some of the topics Craig Butler blogs about at Bahama Pundit.
Instead of getting caught up in Potter-mania, Andre Bagoo has “fallen prey to the wonderful tone of White Teeth, a book I had avoided reading for years because of its bulk. Blake, my favorite poet, is also fashionable these days and I finished Jean Rhys’ gem A Voyage in the...
“Yes, this is my water bottle atop the trig marker on Blue Mountain Peak–for a few minutes last Sunday, it was the highest water bottle in Jamaica.” Nicholas Laughlin posts some photos of his hiking expedition.
With elections facing the nation possibly as early as October, Barbados Free Press wants to stimulate discussion on the voting process, while Living in Barbados says, “Spending a few days in Jamaica right now is interesting” as the island gears up for elections on August 27.
West Indies Cricket Blog is “desperately trying to refrain from thinking the worst thoughts” about the West Indies Cricket Board‘s “hastily extended and now contentious” sponsorship contract with a mobile service provider.
Both Club Soda and Salt and Notes from a small island acknowledge the 17th anniversary of the attempted coup in Trinidad and Tobago.
It's all about you – or is it? Jamaican blogger Geoffrey Philp posts the Top Ten Things Every Writer Should Know…
“So Raul described large problems that are of great interest to average Cubans…he is creating public expectations that some kind of change is coming, and that in time it will measure up to the challenges he himself has defined,” writes The Cuban Triangle of Castro's 26th July speech, while Child...
The Bajan Reporter wonders about the motivating factors behind UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon's upcoming visit to the Caribbean.
Rick Lowe at WeblogBahamas.com makes a call for the Bahamas to downgrade their embassy in Cuba.