The faces of history

One of the problems with our history is that it not only lacks a visual dimension, but it also lacks major figures who can, so to speak, humanise it. For…

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Jamaican robotics team wins award in California

One of the many delightful people I met at the Global Voices Summit in London this past December was Jamaican Marvin Hall, a Math teacher and former UWI lecturer and…

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A Hutch for Sir Vidia?

What is the Hutch Crossword Book Award? Why, the Indian “Booker Prize”, of course. Since 1998 the Hutch has recognised “the best of Indian writing”–in 1999 it was split into…

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"The Caribbean is known for…."

Barbadians, it seems, are known for their warmth, dignity, culinary skills–and procrastination? So Titilayo discovers when she uses Google to investigate common stereotypes. In her comments she invites readers to…

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Small island, many prizes

Andrea Levy (photo by Angus Muir) Andrea Levy’s novel Small Island, which tells the story of two Windrush-era Jamaican immigrants to the UK, has already won a slew of literary…

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Playlist: Attillah’s top 10 11 J’Ouvert songs

Over at her blog, Attillah Springer is already thinking about J’Ouvert–and she’s compiled a list of her top ten J’Ouvert tunes–and already tacked on an afterthought, which brings the list…

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2005 reading: NL

Last Friday Jeremy posted his reflections on his 2005 Caribbean reading, and I promised the rest of the Beat bloggers would follow. It looks like I’m next. As it happens,…

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"You’re beautiful, you’re beautiful"

“Grand Cul-de-Sac, St. Barthelemy” by Georgia Popplewell This ought to be of special interest to Georgia: Paul Schneider’s “Beginner’s Guide to St Barts” in the New York Times. …as you…

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Who killed the middle class?

If you want to find out, or think you know who killed the middle class, book a seat for Woodbine or The Last of the Redmen, written, directed and performed…

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Caribbean blog timeline

Towards a history of the Caribbean blogosphere: 11 key moments, listed over at Global Voices.

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