Stories about Caribbean from July, 2020
Guyana's general elections took place on March 2. Now, the appeal court has ruled that the Chief Election Officer must submit his official report based on the recount results.
The histories of several electoral candidates have prompted the gender rights organisation Womantra to highlight "the need for urgent and collective attention to end violence against women in politics."
"There is no economist working today in this region of the world who has not drawn on the wisdom, rigour and intellectual fearlessness of the [Right Honourable] Owen Seymour Arthur."
"Given that an unequivocal apology may never be obtained, we citizens must be the drivers of effecting our own reconciliation."
After many false starts, there was finally a recount, but legal challenges that question the interpretation of key sections of Guyana's constitution have dragged out the process even further.
"We are the invisible hands. Our work is not valued. We don’t exist for the families we serve nor do we exist for the state."
Through their support of the Black Lives Matter movement, young activists are challenging the status quo.
Prime Minister Holness called the death of an inmate who had spent decades behind bars without trial "among the most dreadful inheritances of a system in urgent need of reform."
Noel Chambers, 81, had been in Jamaica's prison system for 40 years without a trial when he died in horrible conditions. Now, his case is being used to help other prisoners.
Authorities’ response to social unrest in Trinidad & Tobago raises debate about police power and public trust
"The criminalization of the bodies of Indigenous, Africans and Indians is built into the DNA of the police force."
"Everton Weekes was a great Barbados champion who epitomised living life to the full."