Stories about Caribbean from October, 2017
Despite the showmanship involved in the campaigning in a key constituency in an important Jamaican by-election, netizens wonder whether anything will actually change after the votes are in.
While most people had "no words" to describe the damage caused by days of flooding, the deputy head of the country's disaster agency called the situation "a small thing".
"How do you know you are indigenous? [...] It does not matter what we are called, we know who we are. It is you who do not recognise me."
Like the US, Trinidad & Tobago Won't Be at the 2018 World Cup, But They're the Only Ones Smiling About It
‘America, we know we not going to Russia,’ a nuts vendor shouted to nobody in particular, during the first half, ‘but allyuh not going neither!’
Building Journalists with Integrity and Impact: A Community Journalism Project Takes Shape in Jamaica
The Caribbean needs solid, investigative journalists. One community-based journalism project in Jamaica has taken up the training challenge.
How a question, a response and an inaccurate headline caused an impasse between the Jamaican government and the media, while netizens fear the underlying issue remains unaddressed.