Latest posts by Skye Hernandez from July, 2008
From St Vincent and the Grenadines, Lullabies, Fairy Tales and Other Self Delusions sees Jane Austen through an Indian film director's eyes—that's when he begins to realise he can't resist the attraction of Bollywood movies.
Looking ahead to the Olympics next month, Trinidad's Life from a caffeine hyped point of view says pollution is a sobering reality of these Games. Seeing photos of pollution, she says “makes you almost wish that Beijing was still The Forbidden City, and one cannot help but be saddened by...
Trinidadian blogger Four Fingers and a Thumb 2.0 learns a few things about music, and discovers there's a lot she still doesn't know about her mother.
Jamaican blogger Diatribalist uses news clips showing an ugly interaction at a council meeting to illustrate how the media self-censors itself.
Active Voice gives an insightful report on a number of note-worthy academic gatherings, including the conference held in honour of the eminent Jamaican-born sociologist and poet MG Smith.
Trinidadian blogger, The Coffee Wallah, isn't impressed by the G8 leaders’ tree-planting exercise, and says our approach to the environment reminds her of a Hollywood action movie. “Are we really going to wait until we have four minutes to save the world?”, she asks.
In the follow-up to Prime Minister David Thompson's first Budget Speech, Opposition Leader Mia Mottley declares her assets, becoming the first Barbadian politician to do so. De Standpipe and Bajan Global Report give the details of this surprise move.
As Barbados gears up for its annual “Crop Over” carnival, Boyce Voice protests the inclusion of several Trinidadian performers as headliners in the festival's biggest event.
News that the Bermuda Department of Tourism is retrenching workers at its New York office, and outsourcing to an unnamed US sales company, leaves Vexed Bermoothes asking a lot of questions.
My View of JamDown From Up So uses recent international news events to illustrate how the Jamaican authorities and media may handle—or not handle—similar stories.
The National Democratic Congress has won a landslide election victory in Grenada, Carriacou and Petit Martinique. Blah Bloh Blog reports on the results of the polls, which dramatically unseated the incumbent Prime Minister, Keith Mitchell, and his New National Party.
The US Congress has approved a 2009 fiscal spending bill containing a controversial provision that lifts family travel restrictions to Cuba. Uncommon Sense believes this would “restore some humanitarian sanity by helping break the barriers between Cubans who have been able to leave the country and loved ones they left...
Vexed Bermoothes is sceptical about his government's decision to subsidise the University of the West Indies. He says it “would make far more sense to simply boost the scholarship funds available to Bermudian students by the same sum.”
Barbados Underground questions whether the increase in the cost of a visitor driving permit from $10 to $100 would harm the island's vital tourism industry.
Trinidad blogger Why does the glass have to be half empty or half full? looks at family and love (the conditional type).
In a passionate post, Jamaican blogger Geoffrey Philp describes the five top reasons he blogs.
Signifyin’ Guyana looks beyond the challenges of life in Guyana, and celebrates Caribbean women writers, as she prepares for the regional cultural festival, Carifesta.
An article on negotiations between Brazil's Petrobras and Cuba prompts The Cuban Triangle to consider the implications of oil exploration in Cuba's Gulf reserves.
Ramblings and Reason comments on a roadside sign in Trinidad that salutes Zimbabwe's President, Robert Mugabe.
Bajan Global Report quotes from an educator to make the case for retaining corporal punishment in Barbados schools.
Bajan Global Report and The Bajan Dream Project comment on the first Budget Speech of Barbadian Prime Minister, David Thompson.