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Quick Reads + Caribbean

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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.

Trinidad & Tobago Water Recycling Project Not “Crystal Clear”

Despite the attributes presented by this project, there are grounds for serious concern as to the process adopted and the actions of the various public officials involved.

Afra Raymond has concerns about the plan by the Water and Sewerage Authority of Trinidad and Tobago, in conjunction with the National Gas Company, to design, build, operate and maintain a water recycling plant.

Jamaica: Social Art

It can only create a healthier cultural environment if multiple independent spaces, encouraging social interaction and supporting creative practice were operating.

ART:Jamaica blogs about the importance of social art spaces.

Using Workout Apps in Trinidad & Tobago

“A lot of people are into the fitness craze,” writes T3CHTT, who shares some of the fitness apps he's used, considering that he “like[s] keeping track of [his] activities and sharing them on twitter.”

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