Stories about Caribbean from September, 2016
"When you're six years old and you read that your ancestors were Gauls, with fair hair and blue eyes... it wasn't only us who giggled, it was the teacher, too.”
Trinidad and Tobago's President Anthony Carmona held a press conference on September 28 to respond to claims against his office, but many questions remain unanswered.
The blackout meant hardship for Puerto Ricans, but it also brought out the best qualities of many.
"In essence, every bank in the world will become non-paid informants of the IRS."
"Ian Alleyne represents a collection of unfortunate truths about Trinidad and Tobago; we don’t trust our justice system, [...] but have all-too-much faith in those who pander to us."
"What's the point of outrage now if you didn't actually give any thought to the deterioration of this historical building over the years?"
In recent years, Cuba has become fashionable, and Havana is a star in the world market.
In the Dominican Republic, a group called The Little Man (El Hombrecito) is offering a new way of experiencing the arts by combining music, poetry and visual arts.
"It is a huge disappointment to see our fellow Puerto Rican policemen brothers being used as pawns to repress their own people."
"It doesn’t matter where you publish, even if it’s just on your blog. We will always be reading what you write."
Why should we still care about civil rights leader Marcus Garvey? Florida-based Jamaican author Geoffrey Philp explains Garvey's relevance, and why black lives have always mattered, through his new novel.