Caribbean Carnival 2017
Best Carnival photos and videos 1999-2017
This news and information site is a part of the Caribbean Online Network (c) founded in St Louis, Missouri in 2007 by Judith Regina Roumou.
The Online Network began as vlog sites, featuring the latest news and hot topics via various video sites such as Youtube, Vimeo and Break.com during the 2007 American primaries.
It specialized in viral videos covering the latest news, sports, entertainment, politics and more.
The popularity of the news vlogs (video logs) attracted over 50.000 online followers and subscribers.
In April of 2009, Judith Roumou left the United States, and returned to her native island of
St Maarten/ St Martin a part of the Dutch and French West Indies in the Caribbean.
For a brief period, the vlogs only covered the tourist attractions of St Maarten, Anguilla and the surrounding islands.
In May of 2009 Judith Roumou began to work as an independent contractor for the islands oldest political party, the St Maarten Democratic Party.
As a true insider for the first time, the true interworkings of St Maarten Politics were introduced.
Judith Roumou worked briefly for the Democratic Party’s advisor as an online media expert.
Discovering the true inner workings of St Maarten politics, and politics in general compelled Roumou, to discontinue working for the Democratic Party, or any other political party- and or the first time the blog news websites were created- as a protest to the corrupt political system in St Maarten.
The Network spread from vlog sites such as Youtube, to blogging platforms such as WordPress.com, wordpress.org, Blogger and Blogspot.
It then began to integrate various popular online social sites such as Facebook, Tumblr and Reddit.
Later Google+ Pinterest and more social platforms were added, and the following grew worldwide to over 1.2 million followers.
The first blog created was titled StMaartenNews.com which exposed the truth and the dark side of St Maarten politics.
It was the first news site/blog that posted more than just the breaking news stories, and political press briefings but exposed corruption of many in the St Maarten government.
This quickly brought a backlash from local politicians of the Democratic Party, and their advisors- and a campaign was launched against Judith Roumou, to discredit the blogs and the source.
In response to the attack, Roumou created the St Maarten Online Network and created more sites.
Each blog and website focused on the topics St Maarteners and visitors to the island were most interested in.
These blogs included Carnival, Crime, The Police Department, Entertainment, Events and more.
Soon other bloggers and vloggers from St Maarten, The United States and the surrounding Caribbean islands began to link with Judith Roumou’s online network, and the entity became unofficial known as the Caribbean Online Network.
The Caribbean Online Network became official when it registered with the St Maarten Chamber of Commerce in December of 2014.
The Caribbean Online Network now has a worldwide following of over 3.2 million people, interested not just in St Maarten its politics, events and breaking stories- but covering the most popular stories around the world.
The Caribbean Online Network consists of hundreds of blogs, websites, vlogs and social site platforms- all integrated online.
The Company now includes website design and building, blog set up, video and audio editing, animation both 3D and 2D and more.
Although the power of the blogs caused founder Judith Roumou to be attacked both reputation wise, and physically the growth of the network did not slow down, government attacks brought more readers and viewers.
Currently Judith Roumou does not just create vlog, blogs and websites and videos.
She also coaches those who are interesting in setting up their own online presence, learning video and photo editing skills and animation.
THE LIST OF SERVICES PROVIDED BY THE CARIBBEAN ONLINE NETWORK CAN BE FOUND HERE:
THE LIST OF SITES IN THE CARIBBEAN ONLINE NETWORK CAN BE FOUND HERE:
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