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Race as a Political Weapon in the Caribbean

Of all the offensive – and unintelligent – statements made in the politics of the post-independence Caribbean, an assertion, that Dr Keith Rowley, the leader of the Opposition in Trinidad and Tobago, is ‘too black’ to be Prime Minister, has to rate as the worst.

Bajan Reporter explains why such a notion “highlights the continuing insecurities in persons and groups in the Caribbean.”

Dominica, Curacao: Carnival 2013

Catch a glimpse of what this year's Carnival celebrations were like in Dominica and Curacao.

Martinique: All together around Creole

The Creole language in the Caribbean and the cooperation between islands were recently discussed during the Creole-speaking Regions Days, as explained in this post on Tous Créoles [Fr Cr/Fr]. One of the most debated issues was a visa waiving program between the French Caribbean islands and the rest of the West Indies.

Dominica: “Authentic Architecture”

Dominica Weekly explains why it thinks the Nature Island “should also be celebrated for its beautiful architecture and historic buildings.”

Dominica: Decriminalising Marijuana

“The obsession with ganja is almost consuming. In a country where there are so many more serious issues like abuse of women, child molestation, incest and petty crime, it doesn't seem to fit”: Caribbean Man makes a case for legalisation.

Caribbean: Tropical Storm Chantal

Tropical Storm Chantal has caused the temporary closure of some regional airports and the cancellation of flights. The Bajan Reporter has the latest.

Dominica: Architectural Heritage

Dominica Weekly takes us on a virtual tour of the island's historic buildings.

Caribbean: the meaning of identity

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.

Dominica: On a Single Regional Economy

Caribbean Man says of the Caribbean Single Market & Economy, which is meant to encourage free movement within the region: “Like every other Caribbean institution, when the ethos has to turn into action it can easily get distorted.”

Dominica: Paradise Lost?

Caribbean Man calls Dominica “a beautiful Caribbean island [where] you can live naturally”…but there is a long list of challenges.

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