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· July, 2019

Stories about Caribbean from July, 2019

31 July 2019

Queer as quantum joy

The Bridge

"You deserve to be proud of yourself, you rare, riotous beauty. Go on, give yourself a huge, rafter-rattling cheer."

27 July 2019

Haitian president proposes 4th prime minister as public trust plummets

Public opinion continues to plummet as the Haitian government focuses on polishing its image rather than tackling real issues.

26 July 2019

Guy Fawkes makes cameo appearance on hacked Trinidad and Tobago government websites

More than a dozen Trinidad and Tobago government web sites were defaced in what is likely the largest single hacking exploit the country has seen.

25 July 2019

The faces of the Cuban drought

Periodismo de Barrio launches a special report on the effects of drought on the people in Cuba.

After two straight weeks of protests, Puerto Ricans force governor to resign

Secretary of Justice Wanda Vázquez will be Puerto Rico's second female governor.

24 July 2019

Trinidad & Tobago's history of government relations with gang leaders exposed

A local newspaper exposé shows how government contracts have contributed to the flourishing of gang culture in Trinidad and Tobago.

19 July 2019

Former news anchor threatened for speaking out on crime in Trinidad and Tobago

Tired of the spiralling crime in her community, former national news anchor Coleen Holder continues to speak out, despite death threats against her.

17 July 2019

Is Trinidad and Tobago ready for a liberal political party?

The Progressive Party is the latest addition to Trinidad and Tobago's 2020 elections race, but can they perform well against the solidly entrenched two-party system?

Could polygraph testing for Trinidad & Tobago police help create more public trust?

With an increasing crime rate, the idea is to help make officers more accountable and rekindle public faith in the police service.

15 July 2019

A prolific theatre producer is one of the latest victims in Trinidad and Tobago's homicide spiral

Tributes are pouring in across social media channels following the death of this local theatrical icon.

14 July 2019

Jamaican women tackle the climate crisis on all sides

Women in Small Island Developing States are most at risk when it comes to the climate crisis. Luckily, different groups of Jamaican women are tackling the problem from every angle.

Puerto Ricans demand that Governor Rosselló resign amid corruption and #Telegramgate scandals

A corruption probe by the FBI and and an 889-page Telegram chat leak reveal an ugly side of the governor and his cabinet.

12 July 2019

Victoria Espinosa: Farewell to a tireless activist for Puerto Rican theater

Puerto Ricans remember renowned artist's legacy.

9 July 2019

Should Trinidad and Tobago repatriate the families of ISIS recruits?

Trinidad and Tobago is the highest per capita recruiting source for ISIS fighters in the Western hemisphere. The nation must now decide whether or not to repatriate their dependents.

6 July 2019

Is a ‘Concordat’ stymieing education progress in Trinidad & Tobago?

"If indeed education is better in denominational schools then we must ensure that government schools are brought up to the best level."

4 July 2019

This Jamaican woman is fighting ‘period poverty’ and daunting attitudes about reproductive health

"This ‘hush hush’ attitude to female reproductive health is dangerous. If we are able to talk openly, there are a lot of benefits. The silence stops you from getting help."

Trinidad & Tobago set to decriminalise marijuana, joining other Caribbean islands

Trinidad and Tobago looks like it may soon join a handful of Caribbean nations that have decriminalised marijuana. 

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