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· June, 2017

Stories about Caribbean from June, 2017

30 June 2017

Slimmed Down Garvey Sculpture Gets Thumbs Down From Jamaicans

Ambivalent — and often dismissive — about public statuary in general, Jamaicans turn their ire towards a bust of national hero Marcus Garvey that they say needs "more identity".

21 June 2017

‘Minor Storm’ Causes ‘Major Losses’ in Parts of Trinidad & Tobago

Tropical Storm Bret was milder than it could have been, but some areas of Trinidad and Tobago still suffered damage.

20 June 2017

Tropical Storm Bret Hits Trinidad & Tobago — and Twitter

A tropical storm with an attitude makes landfall in Trinidad and Tobago -- and causes a stir in the Twittersphere.

19 June 2017

One Last Bolt: Jamaicans Party at National Stadium After Usain's Last Run on Native Soil

The man who redefined athletics has run his last race on home soil; the stellar lineup of athletes reflected the growing stature of Jamaican track and field.

14 June 2017

More Twists and Turns in Trinidad & Tobago's Chief Justice Fiasco

"Marcia say her workload and short notice is why she couldnt remember her full caseload, oui. #MarciaCovfefe"

12 June 2017

Child Marriage Is No More in Trinidad & Tobago

"It was overlong and full of pointless double talk but you know what [...] child marriage is now illegal in Trinidad and Tobago."

10 June 2017

After Discharged Patient Dies on Hospital Grounds, Netizens Ask, ‘What About Compassion?’

"I could not sleep last night thinking about how this man was left to die in the grass on the compound of one of our major health institutions."

9 June 2017

Don’t Politicise the Judiciary, Warn Trinidad & Tobago Jurists

"As members of the legal profession, you cannot tout the importance of an independent judiciary while at the same time passing motions for the removal of judges."

Settlement Outside Havana Isn’t the Refuge Many Hoped For

A settlement half inhabited and half under-construction is the “solution” offered in Marianao, an illegal neighborhood on the outskirts of Havana.

7 June 2017

Trinidadian Muslim Woman Sets the Record Straight After Men Hijack a Conversation on the Hijab

"Clearly, Muslim women—hijabis or not—can think for themselves."

5 June 2017

To Resign or Not: Two Attorneys Make Their Case on the ‘No Confidence’ Vote Against Trinidad & Tobago's Chief Justice

"A key moment in the pursuit of accountability" or "the relentless and highly publicized calls by a few for [the chief justice] to go"? Hear both sides of the argument.

4 June 2017

The Controversy Eroding Trust in Trinidad & Tobago's Judiciary Culminates in Chief Justice ‘No Confidence’ Vote

Why would an administrative snafu result in a no confidence motion against the chief justice? Some feel that it's all about transparency, while others believe political forces are at play.

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