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November 15, 2008

Trinidad & Tobago: Just Plain Audacity

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This Beach Called Life trades experiences with a fellow Trinidadian living in the US: “My face lit up and I reminded the US resident in a short time they will have Barack Obama. His face also lit up but then I grew sad when he reminded me who we will still have.” ...

November 7, 2008

Trinidad & Tobago, U.S.A.: Holograms

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Blogging from Trinidad and Tobago, This Beach Called Life thinks that CNN's election coverage holograms were “the second most amazing event for the night!” ...

Puerto Rico, U.S.A.: Remembering the Dream

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“Obama's father was black, his mother white. My son's mother is black and I am white. To look at Obama, President-elect Obama, is to see My son's future in a way it could never be seen before”: From Puerto Rico, Jil the Genius explains why Barack Obama's election is so si...

November 3, 2008

Aruba, U.S.A.: Battleground State?

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Arubagirl makes a shopping trip to Florida, “a state that is a battleground in this election, as they call it,” and comes away asking: “Is this how an election is in the States? Where a 30 min INFOMERCIAL was the big news? Oy.” ...

Jamaica, U.S.A.: The Right to Vote

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Jamaican diaspora blogger Geoffrey Philp wants the American electorate to remember “Esau Jenkins and all the civil rights leaders” who helped make it possible for them to vote tomorrow. ...

October 31, 2008

Trinidad & Tobago, U.S.A.: Eye on the Prize

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“Let’s compare politics with sports. You’re in the home stretch. A smart athlete - a well-trained one - would keep his eyes on the prize and concentrate on running his own race. But what is McCain doing? Looking over at the other lane, more concerned about the competition than h...

October 28, 2008

Jamaica, U.S.A.: Race to the White House

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“Let's be real… you want him to win because he's black…”: Stories of Me thinks that “it's no coincidence that most of Jamaica supports Obama for President, and wish they could vote. Only a fraction of those 'supporters' know much of Obama's poli...

Guyana, U.S.A.: Making History?

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“We may see in the possibility of America’s first Black president the sign of more tolerant times. We may see in the possibility of this particular Black president the sign of a more genuine concern for global affairs. And we can’t help but be caught up in the positive feel of th...

Barbados, U.S.A.: Behind Barack

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Barbados Underground says that most Caribbean people support Barack Obama for U.S. President. ...

Jamaica, U.S.A.: Political Differences

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Voting on Amendment 8 gets Jamaican diaspora blogger Geoffrey Philp thinking about “the difference between American and Jamaican politics.” ...