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· September, 2012

Stories about Caribbean from September, 2012

Jamaica: Storm Saulter on Film & New Media in the Caribbean

The 2012 Trinidad and Tobago Film Festival continues this week and one of the most high-profile regional attendees is Storm Saulter, the Jamaican director whose first feature film, Better Mus’...

Jamaica: In Whose Image?

Whose conception of Jamaican identity resulted in the decision to market our country in this colour-coded way?  Why are we still rubbing out black people from the big picture?  Or,...

Trinidad & Tobago: Continuing Fallout from Section 34

The fallout from Section 34 and the firing of Justice Minister Hubert Volney continues to be discussed via social media, with netizens weighing in on the (in)adequacy of the Prime...

Trinidad & Tobago: Justice Minister Fired, but is it Enough?

Earlier this week, the Prime Minister of Trinidad & Tobago, Kamla Persad-Bissessar, delivered a national address on the issue of the controversial Section 34 of the Indictable Offences Act. After...

Saint Lucia, St. Vincent: Going to Canada? Got to get a Visa!

Early last week, Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) imposed visa requirements for entry on five countries, including two from the Caribbean - Saint Lucia and St. Vincent and the Grenadines....

Trinidad & Tobago: Not “Moving On” from Section 34

The Attorney General of Trinidad and Tobago advised earlier this week that the country should “move on” from the Section 34 debacle; contrary to his request, thousands of citizens marched...

Puerto Rico: Corruption Ranking

Riding the crest of public corruption, Puerto Rico cements its place as #1 with an astonishing 130 corruption convictions–convictions, people–in 2011. Gil the Jenius blogs about this dubious honour.

Latin American Women as Key Development Partners

Moms, students, working professionals and women from all walks of life are the driving force behind a gender revolution that has made huge contributions to our region’s prosperity. In Americas...

Trinidad & Tobago: Sinking Ship?

After the debacle of Section 34, diaspora blogger Jumbie's Watch says that it's time to call a new election.

Jamaica: Time for Twitter

Twitter gives you the ability to tune in to any locality you wish as long as there are people from there on Twitter. Active Voice explains why she makes time...

Guyana: Seeking Justice for 17-Year-Old Victim of Police Shooting

Today marks a week since 17-year-old Shaquille “Georgie” Grant was killed as a result of a police shooting. The police claimed that a shot was fired and that they were...

Trinidad & Tobago: Down the Rabbit Hole?

Further to the outrage expressed by political bloggers in Trinidad and Tobago earlier this week, the country's Parliament convened to debate the controversial Section 34, which resulted in it being...

Trinidad & Tobago: Acts of Integrity?

Afra Raymond shares a series of emails he sent to the Integrity Commission and Minister of Finance of Trinidad and Tobago, questioning “the complaince of CL Financial Directors with the...

Jamaica: The Modern Sonnet

Jamaican diaspora litblogger Geoffrey Philp interviews author Pamela Mordecai about her new work, ” Subversive Sonnets”.

Trinidad & Tobago: The COP Motion

Philip Edward Alexander shares audio of Vernon De Lima's motion at the Congress of the People's National Council calling for the party to “disassociate itself from the People's Partnership” if National...

St. Vincent & the Grenadines: Paralympic Inspiration

They are all winners because they chose not to feel sorry for themselves but to embrace life despite their limitations. Abeni salutes the Paralympians.

Trinidad & Tobago: Section 34? Last Straw!

Political bloggers in Trinidad and Tobago are having a field day with the government's latest missteps - from a failed motion to remove the Minister of National Security from his...

Trinidad & Tobago: Internet Governance Issues

ICT Pulse lays out a few key points about Internet governance and explains why you should care; a follow-up post identifies three emerging trends in Caribbean Internet governance policy.

Trinidad & Tobago: iPads for Parliament?

If this Government…want[s] to appear to be the pillar of honesty they must go out for an open public tender for tablets…and not simply go out to tender for the...

Jamaica: Coral Crisis

The latest diagnosis on Caribbean coral reefs is dire. Labrish Jamaica thinks immediate action should be taken.

About our Caribbean coverage

Janine Mendes Franco is the Caribbean editor. Email her story ideas or volunteer to write.


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