Stories about Caribbean from April, 2016
Meet the Anti-Discrimination Non-Profit Behind the Jamaican Version of a ‘Privilege Walk’
"We believe that everyone, no matter who they are, is deserving of respect. [...] This is necessary in changing the course [of] human rights development in Jamaica."
Puerto Ricans Take Heart in ‘Hamilton’ Creator Lin-Manuel Miranda's Success
While Puerto Rico is in the midst of a financial crisis, dramaturg Lin-Manuel Miranda's success has brought happiness and hope.
Jamaica's Christian Conservatives Point Fingers at International Agencies Over Comprehensive Sex Education
"How can [...] advocates and health practitioners who understand the real world and people of faith [...] reach a point of common understanding for the benefit and welfare of all?"
Goodnight, Sweet Prince: The Caribbean Bids Farewell to the Consummate Artist
"Going to wear assless pants and eyeliner out of respect. I guess this is why Doves Cry. #Prince."
The Week That Was at Global Voices Podcast: Priorities, Anyone?
This week we take you to China, Mexico, Jamaica, Macedonia and Uganda, where we speak to Prudence Nyamishana who tells us why Ugandans are peeved at their government's priorities.
Following Olympics Drama, Trinidad & Tobago Fans Lobby for Gymnastics Board to Resign
"This is about years of horribly poor stewardship of the board of an organization, for whom it seems the welfare of athletes is nowhere on their to do list."
In the Lead-Up to Trinidad and Tobago's Bocas Lit Fest, a Valediction for a Writer We Should Have Known Better
Trinidadian writer Irma Rambaran died In February, the scale and scope of her talent largely unknown. A pre-festival event at the Bocas Lit Fest begins the process of remedying that.
One Trinidadian Gymnast's Olympic Dream Is Killed, While Another's Is Born
The cut and thrust in the gymnastics fraternity as Trinidad and Tobago tries to qualify for its first Olympic place in the sport is startling.
Jamaicans Aren't Feeling the Neighbourly Love From Trinidad and Tobago's Airport Border Control
There is supposed to be free movement of CARICOM nationals throughout the region, but Jamaicans keep getting denied entry -- particularly in Trinidad.
Puerto Rico Implicated in Panama Papers Leak
After the leak of the Panamanian law firm Mossack Fonseca, shouldn't we be questioning the economic system which allows tax evasion on such a massive scale to occur?
Young, Deaf Entrepreneurs Are Brewing Coffee With a Purpose in Jamaica
"We're not ‘disabled’. Everyone has their own talents." "We want the whole world to know about us, to know that we are just like any other person."
Five Years After Revolution, Egyptians See #PanamaPapers as Further Vindication of Mubarak's Ouster
"Every day I become even prouder of taking part in the great January revolution that toppled a corrupt regime."
West Indies Fans Rally Against the Region's ‘Corrupted’ Cricket Board After T20 Victories
"The historic victories didn't come from bureaucrats of the WICB, it came from the players they clearly want to muzzle."
Meme vs. Movie Theatre—Dawn of Consumer Justice in Trinidad & Tobago?
"BRAPS!!! Screen gone blank [...] BRAPS...screen gone down again." One Trinidadian film fanatic tries his best to enjoy a movie, but technical difficulties win out...until he retaliates with a meme.
In Jamaica’s Televised School Quiz, Adults Were the Sore Losers
"Who would have thought that an unfavourable end to a high-school competition would have coalesced so many of Jamaica's brightest minds and stirred up such venom in people?"