Stories about Caribbean from March, 2022
‘Legendary’ voice silenced as lead singer of Jamaican reggae group Mighty Diamonds is murdered
"Tabby’s killing is as senseless as it is tragic and leaves an awful void in the Jamaican music landscape."
‘Untimely’ death of soca singer Dexter ‘Blaxx’ Stewart leaves Trinidad & Tobago in mourning
Having struggled with health issues and paid his dues in the soca music arena — he was told he was “too black,” “too fat” and “not marketable” — Blaxx's authenticity shone through.
Podcast: A crisis, a royal tour, and the pandemic's impact on disabled Latinas
Today we visit Jamaica and Sri Lanka, and then heard about Latinas in different parts of the world.
‘Seh Yu Sorry!’ Royal visit to Jamaica sparks protests and calls for slavery reparations
"[Queen Elizabeth II] has done nothing to redress the suffering that took place during her reign [and] the entire period of British trafficking of Africans, enslavement, indentureship and colonialization."
Trinidad & Tobago celebrates double gold with two athletics victories
Javelin thrower Keshorn Walcott won gold in Atlanta, while sprinter Jereem Richards brought home gold in the Men's 400m event at the World Athletics Indoor Championships in Belgrade, Serbia.
Politicians flout COVID-19 protocols before restrictions are lifted: One Jamaica for the rich and another for the poor?
Three days before restrictions were officially lifted, photographs of six senior government ministers were released: only two of the six were wearing masks as they partied, hugged and took selfies.
Recent libel judgement in Trinidad & Tobago deemed ‘a cautionary tale’
"The court must send a message that such reckless abuse of social media platforms must stop."
Youth advocates say a proper nutrition policy is critical for Jamaica's future
The government's planned divestment of the state-owned company that prepares and distributes meals to school children nationwide has youth activists pressing for a proper nutrition and wellness policy.
‘I can still hear their voice': Three women who worked for Jamaica's most vulnerable
Paying tribute to three trailblazers who stood up for the rights of fellow women and other vulnerable people, both in Jamaica and the wider Caribbean.
‘We're passing by': A conversation with Haitian contemporary artist Pascale Monnin
As part of a regional exchange for women artists, Monnin has been working on a series that deals with birth, rebirth, and how women's stories fit into that arc.
Opposite ends of a tragedy: The companies involved in Trinidad & Tobago's diving deaths speak out
The diving contractor initially said that state-owned Paria Fuel Trading had been “fully supportive” throughout the rescue process. Now, a new statement places the blame squarely at Paria's doorstep.
Diving tragedy plunges Trinidad & Tobago into mourning and prompts calls for accountability
"Trinidad and Tobago is facing a crisis of leadership at all levels. Unless there is a fundamental redesign of our systems, processes and procedures, tragedy will continue to befall us."
Trinidad and Tobago gets a transgender senator for a day, but a series of tweets turns congratulations into chaos
Jowelle De Souza became the first openly transgender woman in Trinidad and Tobago's parliament when she was appointed as a temporary senator, but ill-timed tweets soon overshadowed public support.
West Indies cricket's super spin bowler, Sonny Ramadhin, dies at 92
With his expert spin bowling, Ramdhin — along with fellow spinner Alf Valentine and the powerful batting of the legendary “three Ws” — helped achieve the West Indies’ first win against England.