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· August, 2014

Stories about Caribbean from August, 2014

8 August 2014

Some See a Political Ploy in Trinidad & Tobago's Proposed Constitutional Reform

Given labour strikes, corruption scandals, escalating crime and police state concerns, this sudden interest in reforming the country's constitution reads to some like an act of desperation.

Caribbean Court of Justice Mired in Controversy

A Man's Fatal Beating Puts Police Brutality Back on the Front Burner in Jamaica

Mario Deane was beaten while in police custody for marijuana possession. This type of violence has plagued the country's political culture from as far back as the 1970s.

More Than a Half Century Later, How Should Jamaica View Its Independence Day?

The learning curve for a people who historically never had a say continues to be a steep one, especially in a climate where corruption was already entrenched.

5 August 2014

Trinidadians Stand in Solidarity With Gaza on Twitter, on TV and on the Streets

People in Trinidad and Tobago have been showing their support for the Palestinian people through demonstrations on and offline.

5 Things One Blogger Thinks You Should Know About People of African Descent in Trinidad & Tobago

2 August 2014

Trinidad & Tobago Sports Minister Resigns Amid Alleged Corruption in a Programme for Disadvantaged Kids

Trinidad and Tobago's minister of sport resigned after his LifeSport programme is alleged to be funding criminals. Learn why some have called his resignation "tears of a clown."

1 August 2014

Trinidad & Tobago's Minister of Sport Resigns Under Duress

Should the Caribbean ‘Free Up the Herb'? This Attorney Thinks So

As the debate on marijuana's legal status rages in the Caribbean, attorney and activist Richie Maitland argues in favor of decriminalisation.