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· July, 2016

Stories about Caribbean from July, 2016

A Melting Pot of Global Music, Compiled from Haiti's Past

Ostinato Record's newest compilation brings together two decades of Haitian grooves from a pivotal time in the island's musical history.

Amidst Soaring Road Fatalities, a Tragic Accident Spawns Strange Jamaican Tales

A tragic accident on a dangerous but historically significant bridge leads Jamaicans to discuss road safety options -- with a few ghost stories thrown in for good measure.

Will Trinidad & Tobago Students Be Last Out of the Gate if the Government Stops Funding Tertiary Education?

As the country faces an economic recession, there are concerns that students have been abusing the government's funding of their tertiary education. Will the programme be discontinued or merely restructured?

The Murder of Trinidad's Notorious ‘Robocop’ Leaves the Country Worried About What’s Next

As some in Trinidad and Tobago plead to "stop the killing", others wonder whether they should brace themselves for more violence after the murder of an alleged crime lord.

Puerto Rico’s flag Is black and in ‘mourning’ over US-imposed oversight board

"Puerto Rico is fighting, lets strengthen the love between us and the space we inhabit by promoting respect, solidarity, tolerance, union, communication, and community cooperation."

The Plague of Human Trafficking Reaches Trinidad & Tobago

In a new report, Trinidad and Tobago has been identified as "a destination, transit, and source country for adults and children subjected to sex trafficking and forced labor".

Puerto Ricans Won't Accept US-Imposed Austerity Without a Fight

With the federal fiscal control board imposed by the recent signing of PROMESA into law, Puerto Ricans have taken to the streets and social media to protest.

Former Trinidad & Tobago Prime Minister Patrick Manning Dies, Days After Being Diagnosed with Leukemia

The late Patrick Manning is remembered as a visionary politician who was an avid supporter of regional integration.

ExxonMobil's Significant Oil Find Off Guyana Leads to Questions About the Country's Future

"I hope the Guyana Government knows that this can affect Guyana in a positive or negative way depending on how it is handled."

The Week That Was at Global Voices Podcast: Brexit, Brexit Everywhere

This week, we take you to the Caribbean, Brazil, Russia, Tanzania and Azerbaijan.

Massive Nude Photo Leak Raises Issue of Online Protection Laws in Trinidad & Tobago

Police suspect the leak is part of an online pornography ring, and that some of the photographs are being sold.

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