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· April, 2020

Stories about Caribbean from April, 2020

30 April 2020

Will the Lesser Antillean iguana be saved from extinction?

The decline of this species, whose life expectancy can at least reach 15 years, could be linked to two interconnected phenomena: competition and hybridisation.

29 April 2020

Trinidadian Tony Hall, visionary of ‘play and performance’, leaves behind a precious legacy

In a career that spanned five decades — in his words, “play and performance in space, street, stage and screen” — nothing Hall ever worked on was short of original...

23 April 2020

Jamaican activists spent Earth Day at home, online

COVID-19

Jamaican netizens explored the connections between COVID-19 and climate change and the response has been so strong that Earth Day has turned into Earth Week.

22 April 2020

Trinidad & Tobago photographers commemorate Earth Day 2020 with online challenge

COVID-19

"We're trying to keep the topics upbeat in order to keep people focused, and steer everyone's mental state in a positive direction while practising social distancing."

17 April 2020

Life in the time of COVID-19: A Caribbean perspective on isolation

COVID-19

From a COVID-19 survivor to a teenager with autism, here's how some Caribbean netizens are coping with self-isolation.

Caribbean netizens take to ‘extempo’ music to spread COVID-19 safety messages

COVID-19

Amid the coronavirus pandemic, people from all over the region and throughout the diaspora are trying their lyrical prowess in a COVID-19 extempo challenge.

16 April 2020

COVID-19 exacerbates inequalities in Trinidad & Tobago's education system

COVID-19

"The [Ministry of Education] was utterly tone-deaf and did not effectively address my concerns."

10 April 2020

Stay-at-home orders accompanied by rise in domestic violence in Trinidad & Tobago

COVID-19

Once the government announced stay-at-home measures for everyone but members of “essential services”, the police service prepared itself for a rise in reports of domestic abuse.

9 April 2020

‘Export restrictions’ prevent US ventilators from reaching Barbados — but citizens question tactics

COVID-19

The news invoked a strong reaction from Barbados's health minister, who later toned down his response, saying, “‘seize’ might not have been the correct word”.

8 April 2020

Will the rejection of Jamaican dancehall star Vybz Kartel's murder appeal make him ‘even more of a martyr'?

Exactly six years after Vybz Kartel was given a life sentence for the murder of Clive Williams, Jamaica's Court of Appeal upheld his conviction, but reserved judgment on sentencing.

7 April 2020

Caribbean cooking in the time of COVID-19

COVID-19

"Make whatever your comfort food is and know that if we all sacrifice for a few weeks for the greater good, we will help stop the spread of this virus."

2 April 2020

April Fool’s Day, COVID-19 and Trinidad and Tobago’s ‘recalcitrant minority’

The Bridge

Who would ever have predicted that a speech made on April 1, 1958, would reverberate in April 1, 2020 through a speech made by another leader in the same political...

Guyana: Timeline of an election impasse

The results of Guyana's 2020 general election have now been delayed by a month. Here's a quick look at what has happened over the time period.

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