Stories about Caribbean from June, 2016
Barbados-Born Author Austin Clarke Remembered as a ‘Pioneering Voice’
"He spoke his mind unafraid, he stirred the pot [...] He was a citizen of the world but always belonged to Barbados. He was a proud native son."
The Caribbean Considers the Ripple Effects of Brexit
Economic fallout, a hostile view towards immigration, and a world where Donald Trump could be the next US President. Surprise: many Caribbean Internet users are not pleased about Brexit.
A Jamaican Children's TV Show Promotes Respectful, Caring Communities
"If we don't invest in the youth, we will never grow. They need our hands, our wisdom, our support, our investment. Let's have a collective vision."
Jamaica's Attorney General Condemns the Orlando Massacre, But Thinks the Rainbow Flag Goes Too Far
Her tweet saying it was "disrespectful of Jamaica's laws" for the US Embassy to fly the rainbow flag sparked a discussion on Twitter of LGBT rights in Jamaica.
Most of the Lives Lost During the Orlando Massacre Were Puerto Ricans
Puerto Ricans mourn the loss of loved ones in one of the most popular destinations for Puerto Ricans who emigrate to the US looking for better opportunities.
Harold La Borde, the First Trinidadian to Sail the World, Remembered for His Sense of Adventure
"There are heroes in name and then there are heroes in legend who will live on through the ages. The late Harold La Borde was the latter."
Talk of Spanish as an Official ‘Second Language’ Has Jamaicans Asking, What About Patois?
"English language must be taught as a second language. Let us take care of home before we look abroad."
For Many Puerto Ricans, a Proposed Fiscal Control Board Smacks of US Colonialism
"So you’re in essence creating a board [...] that will be of nonresidents of the island running the financial affairs of Puerto Rico for the next five, possibly 10 years."
Problems in Trinidad and Tobago? Write the Queen!
One citizen was so frustrated with the level of crime in the country that she wrote to the Queen of England for help. Social media users, meanwhile, created a hashtag.
Zanj Radio: Jamaica's Online Music Station With a Social Message
"This is not just another media entity. It is a solution."