Latest posts by Janine Mendes-Franco from February, 2010
News Dominica.com reports on the country's water woes and its impact on the island's agriculture industry, here and here.
“Kamla Persad-Bissessar will take her seat today in the Red House in Port-of-Spain as Trinidad & Tobago’s first female Oppostion Leader”: Islandista and Trinidad and Tobago News Blog weigh in.
Teachers are on strike in an effort to secure a pay raise: Belizean reports.
Cuban diaspora blogger Uncommon Sense says that “Orlando Zapata Tamayo's fight for liberty is not over, as reports…are that other Cuban freedom fighters are taking his place on the front lines of the struggle.”
Today is Budget Day in Bermuda. 21 Square “throw[s] out a few thoughts.”
“To me J’ouvert is the purest form of Trinidad ‘mas there is, right up there with ole ‘mas and the long, oft drawn out pre-soca calypso from the tents”: Gilberte's Poetry and Rants shares her 2010 J'ouvert experience.
gspottt has its eyes on developments in Guyana regarding the filing of “a constitutional challenge to a law criminalising ‘crossdressing’ in that country’s high court.”
“One of the things that has stuck out for most of us as we look on at the struggle in Haiti after the quake is that people have to go so long without food, water, basic amenities”: From Barbados, Sun, Rain Or… blogs about “what can we do to make...
Bermudian bloggers discuss the issue of Southlands, which involves the government's plans to develop a green site.
Guyana-Gyal says that spam is a four letter word.
Paramaribo SPAN is excited about its upcoming art exhibition.
Barbados Free Press has its eyes on St. Kitts and Nevis when it comes to transparency and government accountability.
“With a very important budget looming I've been thinking about what the individual parties can get out of it”: Politics.bm considers the upcoming Budget Day in Bermuda.
Jamaican Annie Paul blogs about everything from the regional drought to the recently concluded International Reggae Conference.
“The problem is not lack of food. It's lack of money. Put people to work. Pay them enough to support the local economy. Pay them enough to eat good local food”: Chronicles of an Unplanned Return writes an uplifting post about “beauty, lightness, and good things” in Haiti.
Dominica will be hosting a Green Investment Conference later this year: Repeating Islands reports.
“When houses are barely standing after an earthquake and a tremor like this comes along more houses crumble and more lives are lost”: Pwoje Espwa blogs about Haiti's latest tremor.
The Voice of the Taino People Online notes that “the French authorities confiscated a piece of the Taino culture valued as high as one million euros…”
Diaspora blogger Jumbie's Watch focuses his attention on a few developments – from politics to crime – in Trinidad and Tobago.
This Beach Called Life admonishes his fellow Trinidadians to “leave the Prime Minister alone”.
Following an incident in which children were reportedly taken from their legal guardians and placed in a UNICEF camp, Tara at The Livesay [Haiti] Weblog says: “I am so sad to have learned (as a result of the earthquake) that most everything in the world is based on money and...