Stories about Caribbean from November, 2016
Trinidad and Tobago's longstanding commitments to universal education are juxtaposed with the harsh reality of society's marginalised.
"To all the other Caribbean government heads, please take a page from his book. One of the good pages."
Yet Another Report on Extrajudicial Killings Backs Up Jamaican Human Rights Defenders’ Calls for Police Reform
Amnesty International's new report explores the abuse of power by Jamaican police and the fraught, protracted path to justice for victims' families.
"Volunteers make our communities safer; they stand up for human rights and lobby for positive change [...] Their collective efforts can make Jamaica a more vibrant, healthy country."
"I am not saying either was right or wrong but excuse me if I DON'T take the word of the esteemed members of the T&T Police Service as gospel!!"
"If the problem is properly looked at, the 2016 elections could be a good moment to initiate a massive movement of indignant people in favor of CHANGING the electoral system..."
A recent Auditor General's report flagged concerns about state bodies, including the Office of the President. While one social media user pushes for an investigation, civil society is more cautious.
Human rights activists in Puerto Rico examine the potential consequences of conservative policies from President Donald Trump and Governor Ricardo Roselló.
#NotMyPrince Hashtag Uses Prince Harry's Upcoming Caribbean Visit to Resist ‘Colonisation of the Mind’
"Why is it necessary for the Crown to have any symbolic, ceremonial or constitutional role in the 21st century Caribbean?"
Work tackling some of the world's most pressing issues should continue, regardless of the new US president-elect's positions on them.
"If you thought Trump was more dangerous than Hillary you know little to nothing about world events. Hillary lost because [...] people were tired of the status quo [...]"
Jamaicans applaud draft legislation aimed at expunging the criminal records of freedom fighters and other national heroes, saying the move is long overdue.