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Stories about Belize

22 September 2015

Haitian President's Sexist Comments Remind Caribbean Feminists They Still Have a Long Way to Go

From schoolboy raps to ministerial threats, women across the Caribbean continue to pay the price for speaking out, says the Code Red feminist blog.

5 August 2015

Future Caribbean Lawyers Give Hope to Victims of Human Trafficking

Trafficking in persons is likely to exacerbate major societal issues such as violence, corruption and poverty.

16 July 2015

Mexican Newspaper Launches Mayan-Language Edition

Mayan is the second most important indigenous language in Mexico, spoken by about 800,000 people.

15 July 2014

Jamaica's Anti-Gay Protesters Don't Want to Be Called Homophobic

Groups protesting a possible repeal of a colonial-era anti-sodomy law have tried to distance themselves from being labeled "homophobic." Caribbean bloggers insist on calling a spade a spade.

22 May 2014

Were Jamaican Professor's Statements Supportive of Anti-Homosexuality Laws?

Esteemed medical professor Brendan Bain was sacked from the University of the West Indies over court testimony in which he suggested that homosexuality can be a danger to public health.

10 October 2009

World Hospice and Palliative Care Day: Amplifying Voices

With hot button issues such as swine flu dominating the headlines, it can be easy to overlook an equally vital, though less attention-grabbing, health issue: palliative care. World Hospice and...

30 April 2009

Caribbean: Keeping Track of Swine Flu

As concerns over the Swine Flu outbreak continue to mount, Caribbean bloggers are educating themselves, just in case...

28 April 2008

Guatemala: Celebrating Earth Day and Ways to Preserve

Guatemala's forests and natural beauty are a source of pride for many Guatemalans. However, environmental neglect and destruction are also a concern, and local bloggers provide thoughts on how to...

1 March 2008

Total lunar eclipse inspires vloggers

Videos from different countries show the total lunar eclipse, just in case you missed it or wish to relive the moment.The only total lunar eclipse for 2008 and the last...

22 November 2007

Caribbean: Giving Thanks

Thanksgiving may be a traditionally North American holiday - but more and more, the Caribbean seems to be taking notice - so much so that many regional bloggers have been...

17 August 2007

Caribbean: Bracing for Hurricane Dean

The Caribbean blogosphere is abuzz over the impending arrival of Hurricane Dean, the first official hurricane of the season: Steve's Dominica reports: “Dean will be passing over us around 6am...

12 September 2006

Five years on from 9/11, the world remembers

The mainstream media in many countries have been preoccupied with events in the United States to commemorate the fifth anniversary of the attacks on the World Trade Centre and Pentagon...

18 June 2006

Haiti: Telecom Wars

Digicel billboard, Martinique. By blogger Greg at Jamaica-based Caribbean telecom giant Digicel has a presence in over a dozen countries in the region. Digicel officially launched operations on the...

6 June 2006

Global Voices, Caribbean Accents: report on Caribbean blogging roundtable

THE CARIBBEAN STUDIES ASSOCIATION (CSA), one of the major assemblies of scholars of the history, culture, and society of the Caribbean region, held its annual conference in Port of Spain,...

28 April 2006

West Indian literature online

One of the crucial elements in the rapid development of the literature of the Anglophone Caribbean in the 1940s and 50s was a weekly radio programme called Caribbean Voices, broadcast...

15 April 2006

Don't go near the sea on Good Friday, and other Caribbean Easter traditions

The Easter Weekend in the Caribbean arrives at the height of the dry season, with gorgeous weather and Christian traditions conspiring to make it a time both solemn and fun-filled....

14 February 2006

Costa Rica vibrates with the Central American Music Festival

Feet are fiddling and fingers are drumming as many Costa Ricans wait for the PapayaFest, Papaya Music's tribute to San José as the 2006 Latin American Culture Capital, to begin...

31 January 2006

The Caribbean Single Market

It's rare to find Caribbean bloggers across different islands talking about the same issue at the same time, but one would have thought that yesterday's historic signing in Jamaica of...

13 January 2006

11 key moments in [Anglo-]Caribbean blog history

THE INTERNET ARCHIVE IS preserving copies of many early blog pages, but most bloggers are too busy posting to think about otherwise documenting what they're doing. The history of the...

16 December 2005

Selections from the Caribbean blogosphere

Barbados – Campfyah, writing from Caracas, fills us in on some of his Christmas activities and Barbados's participation in an international Christmas charity fair. – In a post which sparks...

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