Stories about Grenada
Caribbean denounces Trump’s decision to put Cuba back on terrorism list; hopes for a reversal with Biden
Some expect the Biden/Harris administration to re-establish a working relationship with the island; other Cuban commentators find that unlikely. Either way, CARICOM wants Cuba taken off the US' terrorism list.
"We transformed these broken colonies into functional democracies without any support […] and now we have this debt crisis because we were abandoned by those who plundered our wealth."
"When a wrong has been committed, it must be repaired. If you recognise that colonization has been a source of massive crimes against humanity, then reparations are legitimate."
Citizenship by Investment, dubbed the “golden passport”, offers the wealthy a second citizenship at a time when visa and COVID-19 restrictions are becoming more onerous.
World Shorebirds Day, marked this year on September 6, saw “citizen scientists” across the region document the presence and the movements of various island bird species.
As a major source of foreign exchange and employment for most of the region, safely opening up borders to overseas visitors has become ever more pressing.
Several Caribbean territories, including Jamaica, Antigua and Barbuda, The Bahamas, Dominica, and Trinidad and Tobago, have imposed travel bans to and from China.
The move to go plastic-free is timely. According to the United Nations, 70 to 85 percent of marine litter in the Caribbean originates from land, and the lion's share is plastics.
Pride parades. Cannabis legislation. £20 million in reparations. These were some of the victories in the Caribbean for 2019. Part 3 of 5.
Maduro reportedly told members of the diplomatic corps that he had spoken to CARICOM leaders and was "open to mediation talks in 'Trinidad and Tobago or wherever'. . .
"People do not trust the power institutions, the hierarchies in the region — and that's not going to change for a long time to come."
‘Ready to Reckon With the Colonizing World, Daring It to Try’ — What the ‘Black Panther’ Film Means to Trinidad & Tobago
"Black Panther is sublime. Not because it's a perfect narrative. No such thing exists. [...] It's sublime because it's an ardent vehicle for black joy."
"To all the other Caribbean government heads, please take a page from his book. One of the good pages."
#NotMyPrince Hashtag Uses Prince Harry's Upcoming Caribbean Visit to Resist ‘Colonisation of the Mind’
"Why is it necessary for the Crown to have any symbolic, ceremonial or constitutional role in the 21st century Caribbean?"
Economic fallout, a hostile view towards immigration, and a world where Donald Trump could be the next US President. Surprise: many Caribbean Internet users are not pleased about Brexit.
"The historic victories didn't come from bureaucrats of the WICB, it came from the players they clearly want to muzzle."
"Thirty-seven years after the overthrow of Sir Eric Gairy, scholars, activists and others who value social justice, continue to explore and document the ‘revo’ and its ongoing impacts."
A couple of recent cases reveal that one of the most disturbing aspects of the region's complicated relationship with sex and gender is alive and well.
A mass outbreak of the Chikungunya virus and an environmental activist's hunger strike along with several good news stories were the talk of the Caribbean's blogosphere in 2014.
The unassuming Mt. Zion library in the heart of St. George's is having a positive impact on the lives and literacy of young people in Grenada.
"Never mind the Caribbean, I don't believe the average resident of any of the developing countries...are as conscious of the issue as they should be."