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· August, 2013

Stories about Caribbean from August, 2013

27 August 2013

Trinidad & Tobago: No Action on Dog Control Act

A Brick in the Wall of Tertiary Education in Barbados?

The government plans to cut subsidies for students at the University of the West Indies in Barbados. Some call it "political treason" while others say the move has public support.

23 August 2013

Jamaican Media “Won't Call a Spade a Spade”

The questionable newspaper coverage of a fatal accident in Jamaica has one blog challenging the relevance of the country's mainstream media - not an uncommon gripe with regional netizens.

22 August 2013

East Port of Spain: A Pawn in Trinidad & Tobago's Politics?

As violent crime heats up in the eastern end of Trinidad's capital city, two bloggers discuss how the situation is being played by the media, the police and the government.

The Walls Can Talk in Puerto Rico and New York City

Caribbean: Tumbling Into Art

21 August 2013

Killing of Jamaican Transgender Teen: Not Just Another Murder

Hate crime? Lynching? Or just another murder? Bloggers continue to discuss the killing of Jamaican transgender teen Dwayne Jones, and what it means for the country's homophobic reputation.

Jamaica: “Sketch in Stories”

20 August 2013

At 87, Fidel Castro is “Imperfect but Human”

Fidel Castro has held an almost mythical status for leftist revolutionary movements around the world for decades. Cuba's former president just turned 87.

12 August 2013

Intense Debate Over Changes in Puerto Rico's Political Status

What does the future hold for Puerto Rico's political status? The Caribbean island has been a U.S. territory—or colony, according to some—for more than a century.

8 August 2013

Talking with the 2013 Commonwealth Short Story Prize Co-Winner, Sharon Millar

Sharon Millar, blogger, gardener, writer and co-winner of the 2013 Commonwealth Short Story Prize, talks about her inspiration, her identity and how blogging helped jump start her fiction writing.

7 August 2013

The Politics of Language in St. Lucia

Should politicians in St. Lucia be fluent in creole? The election of Allan Chastanet as political leader of the opposition is stirring up discussion about language, culture and class.

2 August 2013

Trinidad & Tobago: Emancipation Means Freedom for All

Prior to Emancipation Day, bloggers debated the concept of freedom in the context of the 23rd anniversary of the country's attempted coup.

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