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· October, 2012

Stories about Caribbean from October, 2012

16 October 2012

Haiti: Yéle Haiti Facing Allegations of Financial Impropriety

Various allegations of financial impropriety have been directed at musician and activist Wyclef Jean's charity Yéle Haiti. The allegations are centered on the millions that the defunct charitable organization received in...

Saint Lucia: Bananas as a Renewable Energy Source?

A 2011 blogpost on the use of bananas in the creation of biofuel has inspired Dane Gibson to ask some questions about the renewable energy sector in the small Caribbean...

12 October 2012

Dominican Republic: A Fiscal Apocalypse?

Proposed fiscal reforms by the Dominican government are causing negative reactions across all sectors of society. Various organizations are demanding transparency in the use of state resources, as well as...

11 October 2012

Trinidad & Tobago: Privatizing Healthcare

Saint Lucia's New Value Added Tax Jumps at Citizens

Beginning October 1, 2012 the government of Saint Lucia imposed a Value Added Tax (VAT) on good and services. In doing so, Saint Lucia became the last member of the...

9 October 2012

Puerto Rico: Boxer Orlando Cruz Is Proud to Be Gay

Puerto Rican boxer Orlando 'The Phenomenon' Cruz is breaking stereotypes with his recent announcement about his sexual orientation. Cruz, currently the number four featherweight boxer in the world, is the...

Barbados: Supporting Growth in Culture

Trinidad & Tobago: Corruption and the Rule of Law

6 October 2012

Cuba: Yoani Sánchez Released After 30 Hours in Custody

Advox

Cuban blogger Yoani Sánchez and bloggers Agustín Díaz and Reinaldo Escobar (Sánchez's husband), were released from police custody in Havana, Cuba, after having been detained in the eastern city of...

5 October 2012

Cuba: Blogger Yoani Sánchez Arrested

Advox

Cuban blogger Yoani Sánchez was arrested last night in the eastern province of Bayamo, Cuba, where she had traveled to attend and report on a trial. Although there are very...

Trinidad & Tobago: Attacked Whilst Eating Fast Food

Trinidad businessman Gregory Wight was recently attacked whilst patronizing a doubles stand (doubles are a common street food sandwich). The incident was vehemently condemned on social media, with many bloggers...

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