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· January, 2014

Stories about Caribbean from January, 2014

20 January 2014

Is the Vybz Kartel Trial an Opportunity for Jamaica?

Jamaican music has always captured the global imagination, especially when celebrities become outlaws. One blogger suggests that the Vbyz Kartel murder trial holds valuable lessons about legal and social justice.

Jamaica: MLK Recognises the Role of Garvey

17 January 2014

Call for Better Crime Fighting Policy in the Bahamas

Fireworks Set Off Online Protests in Trinidad and Tobago

After a particularly ear-splitting Christmas season, animal rights activists have begun an online campaign advocating for a permanent ban on what many deem to be illegal fireworks.

13 January 2014

Where Soca Music Begins and Ends

The success of the carnival song, Differentology, by the Trinidadian artist Bunji Garlin has spurred public debate about what exactly constitutes soca music.

Guyana Spurns USAID Democracy Project

12 January 2014

The Cuban Economic Model Update Comes Up with Some Unpopular Measures

The measures implemented by the Cuban state have been quite controversial.

10 January 2014

Tributes to Footballer Akeem Adams After Sudden Death

PHOTOS: Christmas Flooding in the Eastern Caribbean

On Christmas Eve several islands in the Eastern Caribbean, including Dominica, Saint Lucia, St Vincent and the Grenadines experienced heavy rainfall and severe flooding.

6 January 2014

The 13 Greatest Albums of 2013 That You’ve Probably Never Heard Of

Alfredo Richner, editor of the online magazine Puerto Rico Indie, gives us his picks of the best of the Puerto Rican indie music scene in 2013.

Christmas in the Puerto Rican Diaspora

#ShamelesslyHaitian on Haiti's Independence Day

Haitians celebrate their culture with a creative hashtag on Haiti's independence day. Here's an interview with Bertin Louis who started the hashtag.

Moment of Truth for Puerto Rico's Economy Looms on the Horizon

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