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Skye Hernandez · July, 2008

I am a writer and editor working in Trinidad and Tobago.

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Latest posts by Skye Hernandez from July, 2008

St Vincent & The Grenadines: Bollywood Magic

  14 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.

Trinidad & Tobago: Polluted Olympics

  14 July 2008

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...

Jamaica: Press Freedom

  14 July 2008

Jamaican blogger Diatribalist uses news clips showing an ugly interaction at a council meeting to illustrate how the media self-censors itself.

Jamaica: Conference Call

  14 July 2008

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.

Trinidad & Tobago: Survival Strategy

  11 July 2008

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.

Barbados: Mottley Declares Assets

  11 July 2008

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.

Barbados: Trini Invasion

  11 July 2008

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.

Bermuda: Tourism Outsourced

  11 July 2008

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.

Grenada: Election Upset

  10 July 2008

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.

Cuba: Family Travel to Cuba

  10 July 2008

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...

Bermuda: Funding Dilemna

  10 July 2008

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: Tourist Trap

  10 July 2008

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.

Guyana: Carifesta X

  9 July 2008

Signifyin’ Guyana looks beyond the challenges of life in Guyana, and celebrates Caribbean women writers, as she prepares for the regional cultural festival, Carifesta.

Cuba: The US and Cuban Oil

  9 July 2008

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.

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