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· January, 2015

Stories about Caribbean from January, 2015

27 January 2015

Trinidad & Tobago Journalist Marcia Henville's Murder Shocks the Nation

A popular journalist dies in a fire, but autopsy results confirm that she was murdered. Netizens want justice in what many assume to be a domestic violence case.

22 January 2015

Caribbean Perspectives on the Charlie Hebdo Free Speech vs. Intolerance Debate

Two Caribbean bloggers discuss religious fundamentalism in the context of the Charlie Hebdo attack and wonder if the tragedy can be used as an opportunity to change the idealogical narrative.

A Musical Feast: Puerto Rico Indie's List of the Best 14 Albums of 2014

Although 2014 ended almost one month ago, it is never too late to enjoy the blog Puerto Rico Indie's service to curious ears.

14 January 2015

‘So Many Kids Lost in Such a Small Place': St. Vincent Mourns Bus Disaster

A bus plunged off a cliff in northern St. Vincent, leaving at least five young people dead as it crashed onto the rocky coastline.

10 January 2015

Voting For Ourselves

The Bridge

As a result of her no-holds-barred commentary on life and politics, Trinidad and Tobago blogger Rhoda Bharath is often asked who she's voting for in this year's general election.

9 January 2015

Venezuelan President Would Free Opposition Leader if US Frees Oscar López Rivera

Puerto Rican Oscar López Rivera has been in prison for 33 years in the United States. He has been called the longest held political prisoner in the Western Hemisphere.

6 January 2015

Shock Over Former Minister's Death – and How Trinidad & Tobago's Media Reported It

Former Minister of National Security Martin's Joseph's drowning was tragic enough; the insensitivity of the media added insult to injury. Netizens hope for more humane reporting in 2015.

5 January 2015

Video Captures Trinidad & Tobago Police Officer Slapping Man in Wheelchair

"I don't know what law this man broke to earn him harsh treatment and hard slaps to his face but this is sad. He doesn't have a weapon, no drugs..."

Jamaica Loses a Visionary With the Passing of Artist Peter Dean Rickards

One Twitter user, mourning the artist's death, remembered him saying, "I just wanna cause enough shit to be a good bar story for a hundred years or so." Mission accomplished.

Corruption, Climate Change and Chik-V Stole Headlines in the Caribbean in 2014

A mass outbreak of the Chikungunya virus and an environmental activist's hunger strike along with several good news stories were the talk of the Caribbean's blogosphere in 2014.

2 January 2015

‘A Happy Day Has Come’ for Cuba and the US

In 1974, Cuban singer songwriter Silvio Rodríguez wrote "The Happy Day That Is Coming." This day has finally come.

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