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‘We Dare Not Look Out': Dominica Is Brutalised by Hurricane Maria

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 16:11:11 +0000

'Initial reports are of widespread devastation. So far we have lost all what money can buy and replace. [The] physical damage at this time [...] is devastating…indeed, mind boggling.'


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So the Caribbean Walks Into a Bar…

Thu, 30 Jul 2015 08:47:36 +0000

#IfTheCaribbeanWasABar is trending in the regional blogosphere, bringing up issues of shared territory and identity in hilarious and illuminating ways.


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Caribbean: the meaning of identity

Mon, 07 Nov 2011 21:59:53 +0000

Creative Commess hosts a blog symposium “about Caribbean people, about West Indian people, about our contemporary experiences … ranging through race & identity to culture, mental health to constructs of beauty and more,” with contributions from seven Caribbean bloggers. Written by Nicholas Laughlin · comments (0) Donate · Share this: twitter...



Latin America, Caribbean: Increase in Food Prices

Fri, 04 Mar 2011 19:53:26 +0000

Bloggings by Boz writes: “The FAO reports that February 2011 was a yet a new high on food prices. This has led to several warnings from organizations in Latin America and the Caribbean including ECLAC [Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean] and the IICA [Inter-American Institute for Cooperation...



Caribbean: Defining Moments of 2010

Fri, 24 Dec 2010 18:59:47 +0000

Many landmark events happened in the Caribbean this year, prompting reactions from the regional blogosphere. Here's a look back at some of the most important stories of 2010...


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Caribbean: Farewell, Arrow

Thu, 16 Sep 2010 17:01:53 +0000

Caribbean bloggers are mourning the loss of one of the region's soca music pioneers - Alphonsus Cassell, better known as “Arrow” - whose mega-hit, Hot, Hot, Hot is largely credited with taking soca to a global audience. News reports confirm that the singer had been ailing from cancer for some time; bloggers' tributes have been both touching and personal...



Anguilla: One Step Back

Fri, 27 Aug 2010 13:56:39 +0000

Corruption-free Anguilla thinks that Montserrat's new draft constitution “does not advance government…rather, it sets Montserratians back decades, particularly in the area of human rights.” Written by Janine Mendes-Franco · comments (0) Donate · Share this: twitter facebook reddit googleplus



Caribbean: Helping Haiti

Thu, 14 Jan 2010 17:12:09 +0000

Bloggers around the Caribbean react to the catastrophic earthquake in Haiti. Some appeal to the public to support relief efforts; others scrutinise how Caribbean governments and media have responded to the crisis facing the Haitian populace.



Montserrat: Level 4

Tue, 15 Dec 2009 18:01:12 +0000

Repeating Islands reports that Montserrat's volcanic activity has been raised to Level 4. Written by Janine Mendes-Franco · comments (0) Donate · Share this: twitter facebook reddit googleplus



Montserrat: Soufriere Activity

Tue, 01 Dec 2009 14:57:30 +0000

Repeating Islands has an update on the activity of Montserrat's Soufriere volcano. Written by Janine Mendes-Franco · comments (0) Donate · Share this: twitter facebook reddit googleplus



Montserrat: Soufriere Lives

Tue, 06 Oct 2009 14:38:06 +0000

Repeating Islands blogs about recent volcanic activity on the island of Montserrat. Written by Janine Mendes-Franco · comments (0) Donate · Share this: twitter facebook reddit googleplus



Montserrat, Dominica: Habitat Hope

Tue, 18 Aug 2009 11:56:23 +0000

Repeating Islands links to a report which suggests there is hope for Dominica and Montserrat's mountain chickens “after the spread of the deadly chytrid fungus throughout its habitat…” Written by Janine Mendes-Franco · comments (0) Donate · Share this: twitter facebook reddit googleplus



Barbados, Montserrat: Mountain Chickens

Wed, 18 Mar 2009 15:39:44 +0000

Blogging from Barbados, Gallimaufry is concerned about the fate of the Montserrat mountain chicken. Written by Janine Mendes-Franco · comments (0) Donate · Share this: twitter facebook reddit googleplus



Caribbean: WI Cricket Website

Mon, 02 Feb 2009 14:10:38 +0000

West Indies Cricket Blog thinks that “the official website of the West Indies Cricket Board…is now a waste of space on the world wide web. An embarrassment and a disgrace…” Written by Janine Mendes-Franco · comments (0) Donate · Share this: twitter facebook reddit googleplus



Caribbean: Region Scores Big in Stanford 20/20 Cricket

Mon, 03 Nov 2008 19:15:19 +0000

U.S. billionaire Allen Stanford is trying to remake the face of cricket. His latest "big idea" is a 20/20 contest in which the winning team walks away with US$20 million (that's US$1 million per man) and the loser gets...well, nothing. It all happened this past weekend and West Indian bloggers put in their two cents' worth...