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Quick Reads + Caribbean

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Guyana: The Walter Rodney Enquiry

Two different narratives are taking hold in Guyana when it comes to the Commission of Enquiry into the death of political activist Walter Rodney: Barbados Underground reports that the Guyana Trades Union Congress is looking after its interest in arriving at the truth, while propaganda press, which is not in support of the enquiry, suggests that the process is being boycotted.

Grenada, Antigua: Life Lessons

Kara Stevens, blogging at Groundation Grenada, shares five lessons about finances and life from Lessons her “Superhero Antiguan Grandpa”.

Jamaica Names Poet Laureate

Jamaican diaspora litblogger Geoffrey Philp is thrilled to hear that Mervyn Morris has been named Poet Laureate of Jamaica by the country's National Library, saying:

It speaks to the years of commitment to his craft and the guidance that he has given and continues to give to poets and to the people of Jamaica.

Caribbean: Kids & Technology

Caribbean diaspora blogger Tobias Buckell says that the biggest surprise about living with five year olds is “their uptake of [tech] devices.”

Trinidad & Tobago: End of Traditional IT?

ICT Pulse, in reading the latest McKinsey survey, wonders if the IT department – as we know it – is on its way out.

Trinidad & Tobago: Lack of Accountability

The main issue now arising in relation to the Beetham Water Recycling Project…is the complete failure of our country’s system of Public Financial Management.

Afra Raymond takes on the government's “unpardonable failure to account for that mammoth sum of Public Money.”

Trinidad & Tobago: Bocas Lit Fest Embraces Audio Technology

Technology is permeating even literature festivals! The Bocas Lit Fest blog announces the debut of Festival Radio, which will bring the festival experience to a global audience via a live audio stream, an on-demand audio magazine and archival material available through SoundCloud.

Indians in the Caribbean

Active Voice reviews Gaiutra Bahadur’s book Coolie Woman: The Odyssey of Indenture and wonders whether “banning words or proscribing them ever achieves the desired outcome”:

Should we be trying to sanitize history or recording it in all its ugliness for the benefit of future generations? Can we ever liberate the word ‘Coolie’ from the unbearable weight of its history if its contemporary namesakes continue to work under the backbreaking conditions they do? These are hard questions for hard times.

Trinidad & Tobago: Lessons from a Health Scare

Trinidadian diaspora blogger Afrobella shares her mammogram diary in hopes that her experience can help other women.

Bermuda: Go Fly a Kite!

In Bermuda, kites plays an important role in the island’s cultural heritage.

Repeating Islands says that Bermudians are gearing up for the 2014 Kite Fest.

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