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Stories about Barbados
The Caribbean welcomes various types of sea turtles each year during nesting season, and most of them run the gamut from being vulnerable to critically endangered.
At COP27, the Loss and Damage issue was finally added to the agenda, but any sustainable positive impact on the Caribbean must go beyond this.
Being a predominantly limestone island, gullies form an integral part of Barbados' culture, heritage, and biodiversity — but unsustainable human-influenced activities are leading to their degradation.
King Charles’ coronation stirs little interest in the Caribbean, save for how he plans to respond to calls for reparations
"King Charles must translate the rhetoric of sorrow into the truly meaningful language of immediate reparations."
Jamaican cultural commentator uses Twitter to draw attention to outstanding Caribbean accomplishments
Jamaican Twitter user and cultural commentator Wayne Chen often posts interesting tidbits about Caribbean personalities and pioneers on the social media platform.
The Caribbean's culture surrounding fire is contributing to the harsh and dangerous effects of the dry season.
"Y'all [don't] understand the pride. #Barbados is 166 square miles. A ridiculous number of people live no more than a mile from where their ancestors were enslaved. And from all that...#Rihanna"
The stories the Global Voices Caribbean team covered this year saw a stronger leaning towards pressing concerns like the environment and crime.
While Barbados is the latest regional territory to deem its "buggery" laws unconstitutional, there has been some confusion — and even legal reversals — over LGBTQ+ rights in other Caribbean nations.
Her music had a melodious quality, with strong hooks that encouraged listeners to sing along, no matter how serious the topic — a mellifluence that helped her seamlessly transition to parang.
Over the coming year, organisers plan to reflect on the anti-corruption strides the UN Convention has helped facilitate, and examine which gaps still remain in this seemingly ongoing battle.
With just one day left in the global conference, there still has not been the establishment of a Loss and Damage funding facility as developed nations tiptoe around the agenda item.
The climate crisis has been having detrimental effects on the Caribbean, on food production, health, ecosystems, tourism, fresh water availability, energy production, livelihoods, human productivity, critical infrastructure and economic development.
Many in the region have been attempting to achieve a fine balance between acknowledging Queen Elizabeth II's steadfastness and wrestling with a legacy that inflicted its share of pain.
A ‘first’ as Barbados Prime Minister Mia Mottley presides over inaugural African-Caribbean Trade and Investment Forum
The Caribbean and Africa recently came together for the inaugural AfriCaribbean Trade and Investment Forum. Barbados Prime Minister Mia Mottley believes it will be a turning point for both regions.
Antigua & Barbuda is the latest Caribbean country where ‘anti-buggery’ laws have been deemed ‘unconstitutional’
On July 5, the country's High Court ruled that clauses in the Sexual Offences Act criminalising homosexual sex were against citizens’ constitutional rights to both privacy and freedom of expression.
It is estimated that there are as many as 2.8 million people — nearly 40 percent of the population — suffering from food insecurity in the English-speaking Caribbean, most of them from low-income households.
With predictions for an "above normal" 2022 transatlantic hurricane season, the latest weather system teetering of the brink of hurricane status is the one organising itself in the southern Caribbean.
The overturning of Roe vs. Wade unsettles the Caribbean, most of which doesn't have progressive abortion laws
"Apart from women deeply inculcated with religious dogma, the time cannot be far off when women throughout the Caribbean will use their voting power to demand the right to choose."
Barbadian novelist George Lamming, a leading writer of the Caribbean colonial experience, dies at 94
"A #Caribbean giant has left us only physically. George #Lamming will always be a part of us."
TIME Magazine chooses Barbados Prime Minister Mia Mottley as one of ‘the world's most influential people’
Mottley's advocacy for the Caribbean at COP 26 cemented her place in the global consciousness as a forward-thinking leader and change maker.