Stories about Caribbean from January, 2020
The gathering highlighted several key issues, including the need for better support systems, updated legislation and social reformation programmes to inspire cultural change.
"I learned that our political leaders are more responsive than I thought and that advocacy is far more than a mere radio or TV interview."
The Jamaica Accountability Meter Portal tracks government performance and gives power back to people
This groundbreaking website tracks the performance of elected representatives by giving citizens unfettered access and educating them about the way their government works.
"Ganja has been a source of inspiration, meditation and medication on my journey as a mixed-race, working-class Caribbean woman trying to make a way in this capitalist world."
The restoration of heritage buildings in Trinidad and Tobago has sparked a national conversation on whether this is the best use of public funds.
The move to go plastic-free is timely. According to the United Nations, 70 to 85 percent of marine litter in the Caribbean originates from land, and the lion's share is plastics.
The epitome of the ills that have plagued Haiti for decades, Cité Soleil wants to use its library project as a channel for the larger discourse around national reconstruction.
Trinidadian Alfred Mendes had a long and extraordinary life in which he was many things – war hero, writer, politician – all of which was worthy of the big screen.
Belize has been working toward this legislation for nearly a decade, partnering with the Environmental Defense Fund to ensure both its integrity and that it addresses resulting concerns.
Two researchers — who admit "their methodology probably isn't perfect" — suggest island nations are the best places to be in an apocalypse. But will the Global South be welcoming?
Climate change, overfishing and pollution affect the preservation of ocean habitats in Belize, but new legislation hopes to protect marine life by managing overfishing.
In 2019, the Caribbean envisioned a more holistic brand of public education, spoke out against corruption, and experienced a resurgence of respect towards its First Peoples. Part 5 of 5.