Stories about Caribbean from May, 2017
A Jamaican Cultural Landmark Gets Some Much-Needed Tender Loving Care
"My first time putting foot inside the much touted #WardTheatre.... and immediately a sense of history dawned upon me..."
The Male Romper Gives the Caribbean Blogosphere a Lot to Ponder
Male rompers + the Caribbean = social media gold? Here's a glimpse at some of the discussion happening around Romphims in the regional blogosphere.
Netizen Report: In India and Jamaica, Women Face Threats for Resisting Misogyny Online
In Malaysia and Azerbaijan, officials go after media for political coverage. Meanwhile, with major social media sites banned, Kashmiris have turned to local platform KashBook.
Trinidad & Tobago Ministers Rack Up Big Bills—and Social Media Outrage
Trinidad and Tobago netizens are tired of public officials wantonly spending taxpayers' money, especially in a sluggish economy.
New Database Aims to Track Rights Violations of Caribbean's Most Vulnerable Communities
The Caribbean has just launched its first online database aimed at tracking human rights violations and providing data to assist advocacy work.
Flooding Washes Up Jamaica’s Poor Planning and Environmental Practices
Changing weather patterns, poor planning and development, inadequate drainage, and careless waste disposal converge to create disaster zones in Jamaica after just three days of heavy rains.
Meet the Alliance Managing Mexico's Mayan Rainforest
“Alianza Selva Maya,” which includes five communal lands and 1,250 families, promotes rural development based on good forest-resource management.
Cybercrime Charges Against Jamaica's Tambourine Army Founder Dropped
Jamaica's Director of Public Prosecutions has dropped all three charges against activist La Toya Nugent, under the country's Cybercrimes Act.
Political Bad-Mouthing in Trinidad and Tobago Sullies Opening of Stadium Named for Cricketer Brian Lara
Politics and sport may be inextricably linked, as evidenced by the online commentary following the opening of the Brian Lara Stadium in south Trinidad.
The Ghost Towns Left Behind by Cuba's Shuttered Sugar Mills
What happened in the Cuban sugar towns after the mills of its primary industry were dismantled?
Jamaica Furthers Its Missing Child Prevention and Recovery Efforts With Facebook Alert System
A new Facebook initiative in conjunction with the Jamaican government, the first of its kind in the region, aims to make it easier to identify and hopefully find missing children.