· July, 2013

Stories about Caribbean from July, 2013

Trinidad & Tobago: Cell Phone Photography

  10 July 2013

This year’s crop of mobile phones in particular make it possible to take excellent photographs, some of which rival those from more professional equipment in good light. Mark Lyndersay takes a look at the evolution of cell phone photography.

Pulling Back on Police Powers in Jamaica?

  9 July 2013

Back at the end of May, Jamaica's take on this year's Blog Action Day dealt with the issue of extra judicial killings and police brutality – but now, one of the bloggers who organised JA Blog Day is reporting on what the police can't do, thanks to a recent judicial ruling.

Barbados: Homophobia & Child Abuse

  9 July 2013

Code Red uses the example of a child abuse case in Barbados to make the point that “the buggery laws perform a double injustice. They criminalise sexual relations between adults and support a culture of homophobia and…support an inadequate response to child sexual abuse.”

The Bahamas: Equality is for Everyone

  3 July 2013

The Bahamas’ Attorney General recently proposed that the country's Constitution be amended to end all forms of discrimination – except discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation. Blogworld explains why she has a problem with that.

Trinidad & Tobago: A Travel Mindset

  3 July 2013

Once you have the right perspective, you can travel anywhere … some places you might have to wait longer to visit, but you will eventually get there. Travel blogger Rishi Sankar offers advice on how to “structure your mind to enable a life of travel”.

St. Kitts & Nevis: Protesting the Prime Minister

  3 July 2013

It's a twist rarely seen in Caribbean politics where party loyalties are fierce, but political tensions are high in St. Kitts and Nevis following the defection of two senior ministers. The move has left the government in a minority position, the Prime Minister has not summoned Parliament in more than six months, and people are taking to the streets in protest.

Grenada: Cleaning Up Social Media

  1 July 2013

The Electronic Crimes Bill…makes it an offence to send offensive messages electronically publicly, especially via social media such as Facebook and Twitter…be responsible for spoof and spam emails and to violate another person’s privacy. New legislation in Grenada tackles social media.

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