These stories are part of Global Voices’ special coverage of COVID-19 and offer a view on the pandemic from the perspective of our global community of contributors.
Stories about COVID-19 from March, 2022
‘Untimely’ death of soca singer Dexter ‘Blaxx’ Stewart leaves Trinidad & Tobago in mourning
Having struggled with health issues and paid his dues in the soca music arena — he was told he was “too black,” “too fat” and “not marketable” — Blaxx's authenticity shone through.
Podcast: A crisis, a royal tour, and the pandemic's impact on disabled Latinas
Today we visit Jamaica and Sri Lanka, and then heard about Latinas in different parts of the world.
In their own words: Latinas with disabilities explain leaving the house during the pandemic
Moving through the world as a blind woman is not the same as it was before the pandemic, from touching objects, to finding your way, to obtaining essential coronavirus information.
Taiwan: The happiest nation in East Asia, according to the 2022 World Happiness Report
"...the lesson of the World Happiness Report over the years is that social support, generosity to one another, and honesty in government are crucial for well-being."
Politicians flout COVID-19 protocols before restrictions are lifted: One Jamaica for the rich and another for the poor?
Three days before restrictions were officially lifted, photographs of six senior government ministers were released: only two of the six were wearing masks as they partied, hugged and took selfies.
Youth advocates say a proper nutrition policy is critical for Jamaica's future
The government's planned divestment of the state-owned company that prepares and distributes meals to school children nationwide has youth activists pressing for a proper nutrition and wellness policy.
Pandemic rules used to disperse strike of women workers in Cambodia
"Women strikers have been repeatedly and disproportionately targeted by government efforts to disperse the peaceful strike."