Stories about Caribbean from December, 2015
"The government spent the last four months doing diagnosis and triage. Tonight, the wound was bandaged and antibiotics applied."
Global Voices’ community-driven newsroom worked hard this year to build understanding across borders. Take a look back at some of the people and places we learned about in 2015.
We asked our editors, authors and translators from around the world which stories published on our site in 2015 were their favorites. Here's what they said.
Many thanks to the Global Voices members who shared photos from their celebrations and Christmas dinner tables.
In 2015, Turkey blocked 166 websites for publishing one controversial image, Thai activists knocked 5 government websites offline in a virtual "sit-in", and Mexico spent $6.3 million on surveillance software.
Government ministers are seen socialising with corruption accused. The president of a corruption watchdog organisation is forced to resign. Coincidence? One blogger calls foul and tries to connect the dots.
"People [...] look at me a certain way and whisper as they pass by. Some say hello, some just watch me and laugh. I know they judge me..."
Does ‘Free Entry’ Always Come at a Cost?: Trinidad & Tobago Talks Gender Discrimination After Nightclub Row
"Not all discrimination is created equal, and not all unequal treatment is necessarily discriminatory."
With gender suddenly in the mix, an otherwise familiar story of intolerance has become unexpectedly new ground for Trinbagonian netizens.
From red herrings to hashtags, Trinidad and Tobago's 2015 general elections may have been many things, but boring wasn't one of them.
Judging from the alleged corruption that happened in the Caribbean this year, certain regional territories may not improve their ranking in Transparency International's Corruption Perception Index -- or will they?
"This recession did not creep up on us like the proverbial thief in the night. It was long in the making."
Kamla Persad-Bissessar, Trinidad and Tobago's former prime minister, has won the battle for leadership of the country's opposition party—but some think the country loses, no matter who won.
"I stood in my shoes stunned! And I wondered. Where am I?" Netizens give the winter wonderland decor at Trinidad's international airport a chilly reception.
"Trinidad and Tobago is the second highest carbon emitter per capita in the world. We are here to show our decision makers that we want them to recognise our responsibility."