Latest posts by Janine Mendes-Franco from November, 2009
Now Is Wow Too says the Trinidad and Tobago Prime Minister's position on gay rights “leaves much to be desired”.
Discuss SVG “question[s] the foundation” of violence against women in Caribbean societies.
West Indian bloggers wax poetic about the amazing test century by cricketer Adrian Barath.
Dominina Weekly shares its thoughts on regional politicians.
This Beach Called Life features a press ad that was taken out by “a group who knows Trinidad and Tobago better than any foreign or local politician”, adding in a follow-up post: “The only thing that CHOGM did for citizens of this country was to send the fed up level...
Today, the 43rd anniversary of Barbados’ independence, has bloggers talking about what the occasion means.
“There is a way that Caribbean music or musical interests create a seamlessness between locations”: Blogging at Paramaribo SPAN, Chris Cozier ruminates on seamless spaces created by sound.
Repeating Islands reports that “Haiti’s electoral council has banned the influential party of exiled former President Jean-Bertrand Aristide from next year’s legislative elections.”
B.C. Pires pokes fun at the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting, which kicked off in Trinidad and Tobago today.
Vincentian bloggers discuss the fact that the citizenry recently voted ‘No’ to “the current manifestation of a proposed constitution for this country.”
As four Cuban dissidents are reportedly arrested in Havana, Uncommon Sense profiles political prisoner Oscar Biscet's call for his compatriots “to join an international campaign set for next month to demand that the Castro dictatorship respect human rights.”
Cuba's Generation Y longs for “what seems to be a pipe dream for so many, when the city will not collapse because of a simple shower that falls in the tropics.”
Dominica Weekly suggests that the island's emphasis on cruise tourism may be a bit misplaced.
The people have voted no to the proposed new constitution in St. Vincent and the Grenadines. Abeni and Repeating Islands report.
KnowTnT.com is unimpressed that tomorrow is being pegged as “a de facto holiday in Trinidad and Tobago due to CHOGM”, adding: “There's really no reason for everything to shut down for an entire day. Of course, it could simply be that the powers-that-be are dismissing the citizens of the nation...
From St. Lucia, Caribbean Book Blog interviews Dr. Neal Hall about his new anthology of verse, Nigger For Life.
Bahama Pundit‘s Larry Smith is “sick and tired of all those forwarded emails peddling scams, lies and hate propaganda.”
“Most citizens still think CHOGM is a few-hundred-million dollar joke and will not benefit citizens in any way”: Trinidad and Tobago's This Beach Called Life weighs in on the upcoming Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting.
Shawn and Sue and Repeating Islands blog about the Queen of England's visit to Bermuda.
Jamaica Salt takes a look at human trafficking and prostitution on the island.
KnowTnT.com would like to know what the point of the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting actually is: “I am forced to wonder if the CHOGM meeting isn't anything but a group of dinosaurs discussing the tar pits.”