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· May, 2014

Stories about Caribbean from May, 2014

29 May 2014

Shooting the Messenger: Jamaica's Brendan Bain Controversy Continues

The controversy over Jamaican Professor Brendan Bain's court testimony in the Caleb Orozco case in Belize continues. Everyone's talking, but is anyone listening? A few bloggers peel away the layers.

27 May 2014

Jamaica Blog Day: Environment or Development?

Development at the expense of the environment is a hot topic as Jamaica tries to find ways to ensure economic viability...but must it be an either/or proposition?

Another “JetGate” Resignation in Bermuda

23 May 2014

Why the Press Needs Protection in Trinidad & Tobago

An investigative journalist testifies that his life was threatened. One Trinidad and Tobago-based blogger discusses how this troubling development challenges citizens' social contract with their democracy.

Trinidad & Tobago's World Cup Players Still Owed Money

22 May 2014

Will Another Minister Be Sacked in Trinidad & Tobago?

Were Jamaican Professor's Statements Supportive of Anti-Homosexuality Laws?

Esteemed medical professor Brendan Bain was sacked from the University of the West Indies over court testimony in which he suggested that homosexuality can be a danger to public health.

Yoani Sánchez's New Online Magazine is Blocked in Cuba

When residents of Cuba look for the URL www.14ymedio.com, they are redirected to a site that says "Yoani$landia.com."

Cuba: The Joys of Getting Older

Can Technology Transform Education in Trinidad & Tobago?

Trinidad and Tobago recently hosted Virtual Educa, an initiative designed to explore cutting-edge developments in education, technology and e-learning. A few netizens wonder if technology will actually help improve schooling.

21 May 2014

Bermuda's Premier Hopes to Regain Public Trust

Haiti: “Excalibur of the Caribbean”

Video on Murder and Corruption in Trinidad Goes Viral

Vice News produces a damning video about the level of corruption in Trinidad and Tobago, alleging that high-level players involved in international drug trafficking are driving the country's gang wars.

20 May 2014

“JetGate” Forces Resignation of Bermuda's Premier

An alleged corruption scandal has prompted the resignation of Bermuda's premier, leaving the island in the midst of political upheaval and the ruling party with an uncertain future.

#Conservaeloso: The Campaign to Save the “Alcatraz of the Caribbean”

The space will be used to open a center for cancer treatment.

Grenada: Kick'em Jenny Study May Save Lives

18 May 2014

Guyana: Remembering Walter Rodney

“Ban” From Barbados Central Bank Prompts Defense of Press Freedom

Barbados' Central Bank Governor attempts to strip a newspaper of its privileges, prompting a barrage of blog posts questioning his suitability to the post and supporting freedom of the press.

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