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· September, 2013

Stories about Caribbean from September, 2013

Bermuda: Safety at the Risk of Privacy?

Vexed Bermoothes says that the public will tolerate a certain level of surveillance in the interest of safety, but is concerned that “Bermuda has no established regulations regarding the collection,...

St. Lucia: Hair's the Issue

[The Principal] believes that if he allows this…long haired boy, who never did anything wrong at the school, to enter the classroom, then chaos will prevail…[but] by resisting the simple,...

Trinidad & Tobago: Death Knell for Professional Photography?

Is the smartphone the death knell for professional photography? Mark Lyndersay discusses the question here.

Jamaica: Art to Spark Discussion

A must-read post by Under the Saltire Flag, that delves into the difference between great poets and novelists, public art and the way in which Caribbean people interact with it.

Mixing Politics at Live Concert in Cuba Gets Musician Banned

What did pianist Robertico Carcassés say at the concert for "Los Cinco" in Havana? And what happened afterwards? Elaine Díaz tells us.

Labour Code Promotes Debate on Sexuality and Racism in Cuba

Cuban bloggers debate the inclusion of rights on grounds of gender, sexuality, racial identity and disability, among others, in the Labour Code draft.

Cuba Colors Itself Yellow for “Los Cinco” Prisoners in the U.S.

It has already been 15 years since the arrest of five Cubans who infiltrated anti-Castro groups in Miami. A new campaign is demanding the release of the four remaining prisoners.

Controversial Photo Adds Fuel to Fire in Trinidad Protests

After police killed a young man from a disadvantaged community, the media added insult to injury by publishing a revealing photograph of a grieving senior citizen from the area.

Crowdsourcing Jamaican Patois

Global Voices talks with Varun Baker, the creator of the website Patwa.org, the first online audio dictionary for Jamaican's national language.

Trinidad & Tobago: Adobe by Subscription

Whether or not you like Adobe's new subscription model for its creative software doesn't matter much, according to Mark Lyndersay, who points out that users really have no choice.

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