Stories about Caribbean from March, 2015
"Vernella has offended every victim of rape and sexual abuse, every child born out of rape and incest...As a woman, she should know better. I am appalled and disgusted."
'Diner en Blanc' is a worldwide phenomenon - but staging it in economically challenged Jamaica, with its ever-widening gap between the haves and have nots, has left a bitter taste.
Trindadian diaspora fashion blogger, Afrobella, grew up “steeped in reggae music and [with] a love for Jamaican culture” – so why did it take her so long to actually visit the island? She's not sure she can answer that question, considering that her first impression was that “Jamaica is an...
The economic gap appears to be widening in Bermuda and one blogger has been paying attention. A week ago, after the Bermuda Telephone Company announced that it was considering introducing new – and more expensive – residential high speed broadband internet products and a high-end restaurant launched a $1000 per...
"When you put self before country, when you hold an entire nation to ransom, when you play politics with your duty to protect and serve, you have failed us."
Mapazonia is a crowdsourced collaborative mapping project focused in the Amazon region in South America.
"I know what space did for me -- it pulled me outside of myself -- and I wanted to give that back," Dr. Camille Wardrop Alleyne tells Global Voices.
"Even though it isn't an end in itself, this step is a tremendous instrument in favor of human rights in Puerto Rico."
Jamaica has finally 'freed up the herb', prompting Caribbean netizens to debate which other states in the region might soon 'pass the dutchie'.
"If it is not on YouTube, it does not exist,” said one of the members of the Puerto Rican band Los Niños Estelares to the author years ago.