December, 2011

Book review: Haiti’s Tragic History

New York Times, USA: For the better part of two centuries, outsiders have been offering explanations that range from racist to learned-sounding for why Haiti remains the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere.

Jamaica's patois Bible: The word of God in creole

BBC, UK: The Bible is, for the first time, being translated into Jamaican patois. It's a move welcomed by those Jamaicans who want their mother tongue enshrined as the national language – but opposed by others, who think learning and speaking English should be the priority.

Grenada seeks probe into death of Toronto man

The Star, Toronto: Oscar Bartholomew loved to give bear hugs, but his last one may have killed him. The 39-year-old Toronto man died Tuesday after an altercation at a police station in his native Grenada the day before.

Police: No rise in serious crimes

Guardian, Trinidad: Public information officer of the T&T Police Service, Sgt Wayne Mystar, has said that six out of the eight murders over the Christmas weekend have been solved.

Accusations fly over collapse of Antigua mission, Canada: In 2008, a small group of retired high-ranking Canadian police officers was appointed to two-year stints overseeing the police force in the Caribbean nation of Antigua, in the hopes they would modernize the troubled agency and put a stop to spiralling crime rates.

Jamaica elections underway

Polling opened at 7 am this morning across 6,466 stations in Jamaica to allow close to 2 million eligible voters to cast their ballots.