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· November, 2012

Stories about Caribbean from November, 2012

Trinidad & Tobago: Kublalsingh's Hunger Strike Continues; So Does the Debate

Dr. Wayne Kublalsingh's ongoing hunger strike to protest the proposed route of a highway in south-western Trinidad is raising questions of transparency, good governance and the approach to political debate....

Jamaica: In Search of Reliable Partners

I sometimes pessimistically think of women working with men on gender equality as a high risk endeavor, akin to walking on the verge of a precipice or a high tension...

Trinidad & Tobago: Losing My Accent

What does an accent have to do with it? Outlish investigates.

Trinidad & Tobago: Parang, Parang!

In the spirit of the Christmas season, Outlish posts a list of its Top 10 Parang songs.

Trinidad & Tobago: No Simple Highway

University lecturer and environmentalist Dr. Wayne Kublalsingh, who began his hunger strike on November 15 outside the Prime Minister's office as a protest against the construction of one part of...

St. Vincent & the Grenadines: Senegal Scam

When the top cop gets duped by an internet scam you don't know if to laugh or cry. Abeni thinks the Police Commissioner “should have done the honourable thing and...

Bermuda: Elections & Social Media

Social media is providing lots of undercurrents to the 2012 Bermuda election. Vexed Bermoothes explains.

Protests Put an End to Chris Brown's Guyana Gig

Just over a month ago, Guyanese bloggers were voicing their displeasure over talk of a Chris Brown concert that was allegedly being supported by the government. Much of the controversy...

Guyana: Remembering Angela Cropper

Without destroying a single rainforest tree, she cut a path for we Caribbean women to follow. A touching tribute to the late Angela Cropper, by Guyana-Gyal.

Trinidad & Tobago: Alternate Highway Proposal

Environmental activist Wayne Kublalsingh, who is currently on a hunger strike, explains the alternate proposal for the Debe to Mon Desir section of the San Fernando to Point Fortin Highway...

Trinidad & Tobago: Hunger Striker Prepared to go the Distance to Protest Highway

Environmental activist and literature professor Dr. Wayne Kublalsingh has gone on a hunger strike to protest the construction of the Debe to Mon Desir section of a highway in southeastern...

New Art Exhibit Draws Attention to the Disabled in Jamaica

The debut of Jamaican artist Astro Saulter's first exhibition was significant not only because it introduced a new artist to the local art scene, but also because it brought attention...

Coming out of the Water Closet: Haiti on World Toilet Day

Today is World Toilet Day. Of a global population of 7 billion, a staggering 2.5 billion people have no access to clean toilet facilities - that's about 1 in 3...

“The Needle” Threads Another Story of Puerto Rican Trans Community

The sidewalks on the main avenues of San Juan’s donwtown sector of Santurce feature members from Puerto Rico’s trans community working the street corners. “The Needle”, a new documentary directed...

St. Vincent & the Grenadines: Archaeological Finds

St Vincent and the Grenadines is fast becoming an archaeological treasure. And Still I Rise explains.

Trinidad & Tobago: Bond…Jack Bond?

aka_lol compares James Bond and Jack Warner.

Trinidad & Tobago: Cropper was an Exemplar

A finer exemplar of the best that the Caribbean has to offer the world, one could hardly find. Norman Givan mourns the passing of philanthropist and Deputy Executive Director of...

A Sunday of Mourning in the Dominican Republic

Thousands of Dominicans dressed in mourning this past Sunday 11th November, in different parts of the country and abroad, in a strong demonstration against the government and corruption.

Blogging Contest Focuses on Child Development

The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) has announced its first contest for bloggers, which will focus on issues related to child development.

New Governor Elected in Puerto Rico

After a hard-fought election in which there was never a clear trend from the beginning, Alejandro García Padilla was declared elected Governor. In the status plebiscite held along with the...

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