Stories about Caribbean from April, 2017
Police Raid on Kingston Dub Club Puts Noise Pollution Issue on Replay
One of Jamaica's "music/tourism gems" gets shut down by police after neighbours complain about the noise levels. But is there a compromise to be had?
Despite Some Ambivalence, the Expanded Jamaica Carnival of 2017 Was a Hit
Jamaica Carnival is still considered an import from Trinidad and Tobago, but that doesn't mean that Jamaicans haven't been embracing the festival and its economic benefits.
Port of Spain Explores Spaces for Public Art After Controversial Crackdown
Might online support for a small Trinidadian artist be the spark that finally creates sustainable display spaces for public art in the capital city?
A Colombian Philosopher Explores the Alternatives to Overusing Mother Nature
"It might sound like a cliché: 'We must unite to face worldly problems', but that unity is necessary. Divided peoples don't win."
Puerto Ricans Hold a ‘Vigil for Light and Truth’ to Demand an Audit of Public Debt
"The people of Puerto Rico refuse to pay a debt that is not ours. We will not choose between education or healthcare. Our elders will not have their pensions reduced."
So You’d Like to Start Computing in Your Own Language
Twelve tips for free software localization for minoritized and indigenous languages.
Are Trinidad & Tobago Police Actively Investigating the President's Housing Allowance Like They Said They Would?
One netizen asks if there's a link between the country's top cop and the president, whether the police began their promised investigation and if so, can its findings be trusted?
Jamaican Prime Minister Apologizes to Rastafarian Community for 1963 Killings
On April 12, 1963, eight Rastafarians were killed in a state-sanctioned attack; over 100 more were rounded up, beaten and humiliated by having their dreadlocks forcibly cut.
If the Caribbean Wants to Grow Economically, ‘We Must Embrace the Women’s Perspective’
In an effort to “democratize finance” in the region, one Caribbean businesswoman introduces crowdfunding and urges community building for women to truly progress.
Ugandan Races in Jamaican Competition, Raising Questions About Patriotism, Team Loyalty
A Ugandan born runner, now living in Jamaica, was allowed to compete in the country's long-standing and highly lauded 'Champs' secondary schools meet, sparking much debate in the Jamaican blogosphere.