Stories about Caribbean from July, 2022
The shards of memory and Trinidad & Tobago's attempted coup
"The clues are there; once we collectively piece them together, a story will be revealed. It won't be perfectly told [...] but we will see ourselves."
Curbing noise pollution in Trinidad & Tobago: Whose job is it, anyway?
The Summary Offences Act “clearly states that the police have the primary jurisdiction when it comes to noise, especially from the [music] trucks."
World Cup theme songs through the ages
World Cup Theme Songs: A Sneak Peek into the Past to the Present
Jamaicans ‘swept away’ by their women sprinters at World Athletics Championships
Athletes Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, Shericka Jackson, and Elaine Thompson-Herah shot to first, second and third positions respectively in the 100 meters final.
Buyers experience sticker shock at the price of vegetables in Trinidad & Tobago
Single eggplants being sold for from between TTD 50 and 75 (USD 7-11), leave shoppers puzzled, since the produce is locally grown.
Eight Trinidad & Tobago Police Service officers detained in connection with fatal shooting incident
Soon after the killings in 2020, lawyers representing the deceased men's families called the police officers' actions “extra-legal,” “arbitrary” and “summary executions.”
Gone to the dogs? Strays on Trinidad's airport runway amuse social media users, but a serious issue still demands attention
Netizens were confused about how the dogs even managed to get access to the tarmac, but for many, the key issue is how animal welfare in the country is managed.
Antigua & Barbuda is the latest Caribbean country where ‘anti-buggery’ laws have been deemed ‘unconstitutional’
On July 5, the country's High Court ruled that clauses in the Sexual Offences Act criminalising homosexual sex were against citizens’ constitutional rights to both privacy and freedom of expression.
‘Ever festive’ Jamaica sees its index monkeypox patient flee state quarantine
The patient says he told health officials he was leaving to quarantine at home, since his infant daughter was under great distress without him.
Jamaica announces its first case of monkeypox
The country has learned a lot from the COVID-19 pandemic — but could people be getting more complacent about the risks of infectious disease?
Trinidad's capital blocked by protests over police killings
It is not the first time that the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service (TTPS) been accused of abuse of power; these protests seem very much like déjà-vu.