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· November, 2021

Stories about Caribbean from November, 2021

Could Jamaica's ‘wickedest city’ become a UNESCO World Heritage Site?

Jamaica hopes to get World Heritage status for Port Royal, one of only three sunken sites in the world and the only one in the Western hemisphere.

Once more, Jamaicans debate whether states of emergency are an effective crime-fighting tool or a band aid

The murder rate in some communities in Jamaica has increased between 16 and 57 per cent in 2021, with the country recording 1,240 murders so far this year.

Take a hike! Some of the Caribbean's most scenic trails in photos

Many Caribbean people are avid hikers—these photos will show you why.

Antigua and Barbuda says polluters ‘must pay,’ as climate change remains existential threat to Small Island Developing States

Many small island developing states (SIDS) are struggling to survive, prompting the Caribbean island state of Antigua and Barbuda to call for financial compensation at COP26 for "loss and damage".

Barbados prime minister Mia Mottley's defence of Small Island Developing States at COP26 makes her a regional rock star

"How does Barbados feel about [Prime Minister] Mia Mottley? Because the rest of the Caribbean feels as though y’all won the lottery in the PM dept."

‘My people, from above and afar': Havana in photos

The photos were influenced by the story of "a BEFORE and an AFTER."

The best of both worlds? Guyana wants to be a low-carbon oil producer

The South American nation believes it is time to make its citizens rich, and thinks it can do so while keeping the forests intact and pursuing a prolific oil industry.

Caribbean negotiators should seek solutions and support at COP26

“If you don’t have a proper system to transparently account for [certain measures], you can’t really tell whether you’re making it to carbon neutrality by 2050.”

About our Caribbean coverage

Janine Mendes Franco is the Caribbean editor. Email her story ideas or volunteer to write.


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