Stories about Caribbean from January, 2014
The Copyright Organisation of Trinidad and Tobago has threatened to shut down a popular Carnival fete, but organisers and patrons alike now have a voice through social media.
For the fourth consecutive day, anyone venturing into Port of Spain has had to endure thick, toxic smoke drifting from the city's main landfill. Netizens are complaining on Twitter.
Talented rapper Titan Lee-Hai fell fifteen floors to his death from his dormitory building at NYU earlier this week. Online condolences from friends and fans have been pouring in.
With multiple fires at Trinidad's main landfill, citizens who work and live in and around the capital have been trying to deal with the effects of the thick smog.
ICT Pulse takes a look at the recent decision about net neutrality in the United States and the potential consequences for the Caribbean.
Crimefighting in Guyana is changing thanks to a new website - and there's hope that the technology could tip the balance in favour of the good guys throughout the region.
ICT Pulse names the three cybersecurity resolutions it thinks Caribbean organisations should make this year.
The 2014 Carnival season in Trinidad and Tobago is heating up, as a controversial calypso is banned from live performances at a venue whose owner often courted controversy himself.
Diaspora blogger Afrobella lists “the dumbest excuses we make to avoid exercising.”
"This damned Havana is a double-edged sword, which I thank for who I am and what I do," says Arien Chang Castán.
Iván's File Cabinet shares some of the must-haves if you want to be a journalist in Cuba.
You are being manipulated. Jamaicans are effectively begging and paying their government for vital information about their country. How can we accept this? Talk of developing an environmentally protected area of Jamaica as a major logistics hub has Cucumber Juice up in arms, as she says key information is not...
Yes, the Government is on the crime busting trail again. But, as always, it depends on your definition of ‘crime.’ Wired868 tackles, tongue firmly in cheek, the government's pushing of the Bail Amendment Bill, insinuating that in political speak, there are criminals and ‘criminals’.
The Caribbean is used to its share of mosquito-borne diseases, but now there's a new one: Chikungunya, which has been spreading across various regional territories since late last month.
Angel Carrión features some of the online spaces Puerto Rican women have created to express ideas, creativity, exchange information, or provide resources that further education on women's issues and equality.
The festival has lost much of its religious character, and has transformed more into a city festivity that attracts more than 300,000 people annually.
As my hair started to emerge in all its mad curly glory I became overwhelmed by a sense of how completely we have been made to hate ourselves. Tillah Willah says farewell to her dreadlocks and explains how “your hair can teach you a lot about your own complexities.”
ban-d-wagonist posts a video that offers “simple suggestions on how ordinary citizens can create a better T&T.”
News that a cocaine shipment with a street value of US $100 million was intercepted in Virginia, has T&T netizens pondering whether the country is becoming a narco state.
Expensive yet poorly constructed, squatters reign in homes that were intended for Haiti's earthquake victims.
catch a fire explains why he got involved in a petition for a referendum on casino gambling in Bermuda, then publishes a follow-up post asking: What does that say for our democracy when people are afraid to sign a petition that they support because they fear consequences from the Government...