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Stories about Caribbean
22 April 2017
"It might sound like a cliché: 'We must unite to face worldly problems', but that unity is necessary. Divided peoples don't win."
20 April 2017
"The people of Puerto Rico refuse to pay a debt that is not ours. We will not choose between education or healthcare. Our elders will not have their pensions reduced."
17 April 2017
11 April 2017
Are Trinidad & Tobago Police Actively Investigating the President's Housing Allowance Like They Said They Would?
One netizen asks if there's a link between the country's top cop and the president, whether the police began their promised investigation and if so, can its findings be trusted?
7 April 2017
On April 12, 1963, eight Rastafarians were killed in a state-sanctioned attack; over 100 more were rounded up, beaten and humiliated by having their dreadlocks forcibly cut.
5 April 2017
In an effort to “democratize finance” in the region, one Caribbean businesswoman introduces crowdfunding and urges community building for women to truly progress.
23 March 2017
"Making threats through social media is a criminal offence, but making accusations is not. In interpreting the new act, the courts must ensure [...] the right to freedom of expression.”
21 March 2017
"If the Tambourine Army believe they have exhausted all avenues of ‘proper’ ways to advocate, then I say do what you must, but please don’t give up the fight."
18 March 2017
"Should we march as if we have never marched before? Write to the newspapers? Pray? I do not have any of the answers, but I fear far worse."
With Tambourines in Hand and Led by Survivors, a Powerful Movement Against Sexual Violence in Jamaica Rises
A leader of the movement was recently arrested and charged under the country's cybercrime legislation for naming and shaming men accused of sexual violence.
17 March 2017
After Planting the Caribbean in Our Collective Imagination, Sir Derek Walcott, ‘One of the Great Poets of All Time’, Has Died
"He showed that even the most humble village on a tiny island on the fringes of the world could be a place of epic beauty and significance."
9 March 2017
"While this live streaming option has been praised in providing unique perspectives for current events and breaking news...[it] has provided more opportunities for infringement of copyright laws."
5 March 2017
4 March 2017
As Starbucks Mulls Entry Into Jamaica, a Look at Coffee Culture (or Lack Thereof) in the Land of the Blue Mountains
Jamaica produces one of the world's highest quality coffee brands -- but does the country itself have enough of a coffee culture to support an international chain?
3 March 2017
Vybz Kartel Supporters Threaten Former Jamaican Culture Minister Over Remarks About Dancehall's Violent Lyrics
"I pray that Jamaicans who value common decency will push back against this new normal and defend Jamaica’s true culture. If we lose this battle, we will have lost Jamaica."
28 February 2017
In this episde, we take you to India, Japan, Australia, Mexico and Trinidad and Tobago to introduce you to the Face of Resistance in a globalized world.
25 February 2017
Birds, dragons, poetic Midnight Robbers, stilt walkers — the competition for the 2017 King and Queen of Carnival titles in Trinidad and Tobago was fierce. Here's what you missed.
24 February 2017
One Photographer's Stunning Glimpse Into the Beauty of Trinidad & Tobago's Traditional Carnival Masquerade
A spirit of joy sweeps through Trinidad and Tobago on 'Fantastic Friday', the start of the Carnival weekend.
A soul/jazz/Haitian creole melody mashup by two accomplished female performers just in time for Women's History Month in March? What's not to love?