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World Bee Day: A Jamaican organic farmer says these furry creatures play a critical role in pollinating her crops
Major threats to Caribbean bee populations include chemical use in agriculture, farming practices like clear cutting, drastic weed removal, and increasing urbanisation.
Whether the rape threat issued at a political meeting was directed at a journalist or not, ‘it’s time to address’ deep-seated issues in Jamaica
The incident has left many Jamaicans concerned that the island's “rape culture” is not being properly addressed.
Prolific Jamaican writer Kwame McPherson wins the 2023 Commonwealth Short Story regional prize for the Caribbean
Judges hailed McPherson's submission, "Ocoee," as “a memorial to the enduring nature of the human spirit."
The Nuh Dutty Up Jamaica beach cleanup points to the need for greater public education
In the Caribbean, though beach clean-ups and plastic collections help to reduce the amount of plastic and raise the level of environmental consciousness, they never seem to be enough.
World Migratory Bird Day celebrates extraordinary avian journeys, twice a year
World Migratory Bird Day (WMBD) takes place twice a year in the Americas, in honour of the biannual movements of the migrating birds and the amazing distances they travel.
King Charles’ coronation stirs little interest in the Caribbean, save for how he plans to respond to calls for reparations
"King Charles must translate the rhetoric of sorrow into the truly meaningful language of immediate reparations."
The Caribbean outlook on World Press Freedom Day
Despite dismissiveness from elected officials, as well as instances of verbal abuse and cyberbullying, Caribbean journalists press on.
‘Jamaica Farewell': Harry Belafonte passes away and the Caribbean tries to find adequate words of tribute
"There are not enough words to say how GREAT this man is and the giant contribution he has made during his life in music, film, human rights, Black rights."
As Earth Day approaches, the Caribbean continues its struggle with a tidal wave of plastic, but remains hopeful
Despite the gloomy picture, it is fair to say that the Caribbean is fighting back against plastic, and is finding that in this effort, partnerships are effective.
Remembering Alwin Bully and Jah Shaka, two Caribbean pioneers with distinctly personal styles and a humble approach
Dominican playwright Alwin Bully and Jamaican dub pioneer Jah Shaka, both of whom passed away recently, were quintessentially Caribbean.
As deep-sea mining decision still hangs in the balance, young Jamaican activists continue to campaign
Dishearteningly for the campaigners, the talks ended with no clear conclusion, despite strong and growing concerns. The International Seabed Authority Council meets again on July 10, a critical date.
Jamaican cultural commentator uses Twitter to draw attention to outstanding Caribbean accomplishments
Jamaican Twitter user and cultural commentator Wayne Chen often posts interesting tidbits about Caribbean personalities and pioneers on the social media platform.
The threat of bush fires in the Caribbean is a hot-button issue
The Caribbean's culture surrounding fire is contributing to the harsh and dangerous effects of the dry season.
Meet Jamaica’s inaugural Literacy Heroes
The Book Industry Association of Jamaica's inaugural Literacy Hero Award honours people who promote literacy and reading as tools for change, development, inclusive prosperity, and cultural preservation.
A deep dive: Young Jamaican climate activists collaborate to raise awareness of deep-sea mining
Young Jamaicans are worried that time is running out as the ISA works to finalise rules that might facilitate deep-sea mining as early as in the next few months.
Rihanna brings pride to Barbados in spellbinding Super Bowl performance
"Y'all [don't] understand the pride. #Barbados is 166 square miles. A ridiculous number of people live no more than a mile from where their ancestors were enslaved. And from all that...#Rihanna"
Usain Bolt and many other Jamaicans have been the victims of major financial fraud—and now they want answers
The fact that of Usain Bolt is one of its victims has made this fraud scandal personal for many Jamaicans.
Abuse of children in state care in Jamaica is a problem that won’t go away, but is the system to blame?
A recent report details a questionable relationship between the executive agency and the American founder of a faith-based organisation, who is accused of inappropriate behaviour towards several wards of state.
Artists reimagine Jamaica’s Nanny of the Maroons as much more than a warrior queen
Jamaica's only woman National Hero, “Grandie Nanny,” as she is called, is commonly portrayed as a fierce warrior, but a new art exhibition tries to paint a more comprehensive picture.
The year in review: What the Caribbean looked like in 2022
The stories the Global Voices Caribbean team covered this year saw a stronger leaning towards pressing concerns like the environment and crime.
The Dutch state apologises for slavery, and the Caribbean wonders: Will reparations follow?
The Caribbean’s response to the Dutch apology was mixed — positive in some respects, guarded or even dismissive in others.