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2 February 2016
The World Health Organisation has just declared the Zika virus an international public health emergency. Some Caribbean territories have been preparing for it, while others have been slow to mobilise.
22 September 2015
From schoolboy raps to ministerial threats, women across the Caribbean continue to pay the price for speaking out, says the Code Red feminist blog.
18 August 2015
The dark brown seaweed that the Sargasso Sea was named for is washing up in bulk along Caribbean beaches. One diver takes us underneath the thick layer of algae.
5 August 2015
9 June 2015
Some Caribbean netizens contend that the region abandoned all logic over #CharlieCharlie, prior to finding out the game was an Internet gimmick and not the work of the dark side.
4 February 2015
It's nothing new, but netizens cannot understand why natural black hairstyles are deemed so offensive to authority figures in the Caribbean. Could race, rank and personal grooming be so intertwined?
16 December 2014
20 October 2014
Many prominent Islamic scholars have condemned ISIS, but that unfortunately hasn't stopped some from conflating the militant group with the religion of Islam, like popular blog Barbados Free Press did.
16 September 2014
How could something as seemingly remote as the issue of Scottish independence have an effect on Caribbean states? The long arm of colonial history connects more than you might think.
8 August 2014
19 June 2014
11 June 2014
Eight months after the Caribbean Court of Justice ruled in her favour, Shanique Myrie, who was strip-searched and denied entry to Barbados, still has not received her award.
6 June 2014
In the future, Caribbean islands could theoretically be a thing of the past unless the world starts to take climate change seriously. Regional bloggers speak out on World Environment Day.
3 June 2014
1 June 2014
18 May 2014
Barbados' Central Bank Governor attempts to strip a newspaper of its privileges, prompting a barrage of blog posts questioning his suitability to the post and supporting freedom of the press.
17 May 2014
Today is the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia. Two regional bloggers have taken note; one shares his experience of what it is like to be gay in the Caribbean.