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Stories about Saint Lucia

The Caribbean's case for reparations: Part II

"We transformed these broken colonies into functional democracies without any support […] and now we have this debt crisis because we were abandoned by those who plundered our wealth."

The Caribbean's case for reparations: Part I

"When a wrong has been committed, it must be repaired. If you recognise that colonization has been a source of massive crimes against humanity, then reparations are legitimate."

Citizenship by investment in the Caribbean: Economic boon or diplomatic minefield?

Citizenship by Investment, dubbed the “golden passport”, offers the wealthy a second citizenship at a time when visa and COVID-19 restrictions are becoming more onerous.

Restarting Caribbean economies under threat of COVID-19

As a major source of foreign exchange and employment for most of the region, safely opening up borders to overseas visitors has become ever more pressing.

Encounters with Caribbean Genius: Derek Walcott, Wilson Harris, Aubrey Williams

"So much to praise and cherish forever as long as forever ever lasts." A celebrated Caribbean writer on three of his contemporaries.

With a Little Help From Humans, the Caribbean's Birds Are Attempting a Post-Hurricane Comeback

Wildlife suffers from the effects of natural disasters too, and after the tough 2017 Atlantic hurricane season, conservationists across the Caribbean are helping bird populations to be resilient.

After Planting the Caribbean in Our Collective Imagination, Sir Derek Walcott, ‘One of the Great Poets of All Time’, Has Died

"He showed that even the most humble village on a tiny island on the fringes of the world could be a place of epic beauty and significance."

#NotMyPrince Hashtag Uses Prince Harry's Upcoming Caribbean Visit to Resist ‘Colonisation of the Mind’

"Why is it necessary for the Crown to have any symbolic, ceremonial or constitutional role in the 21st century Caribbean?"

Feminism Is a Difficult Battle for Black Caribbean Women

Standing up for women's rights is tough enough without being poor, black, or marginalised. One blog will speak out for Caribbean women at the upcoming Black Feminisms Forum in Brazil.

West Indies Fans Rally Against the Region's ‘Corrupted’ Cricket Board After T20 Victories

"The historic victories didn't come from bureaucrats of the WICB, it came from the players they clearly want to muzzle."

‘An Unapologetic Independent Thinker': A Conversation With St. Lucian Poet Vladimir Lucien

"Caribbean literature nowadays is very much a mixed bag [...] I think it is several Caribbeans that we are seeing."

Was a Popular Saint Lucia Blog Taken Down by Google Hateful or Just Outspoken?

The no-holds-barred, muckraking blog had become both notorious and controversial among people interested in local politics -- and then it was blocked, without warning.

Wanted to Watch Saint Lucia's Carnival on TV This Year? You Were Out of Luck

"How regressive! Did the organisers consider Saint Lucians in the diaspora, those in other countries and foreigners who might be interested in being part of Saint Lucia Carnival...?"

West Indies Cricket Gets a New Leader, But What About the Board?

The West Indies cricket team has a new captain, turning online attention not to the players so much as to the modus operandi of the West Indies Cricket Board.

Race as a Political Weapon in the Caribbean

Carnival Love Songs From the Caribbean

Valentine's Day in the Caribbean is usually overshadowed by Carnival, so GV's Caribbean team posts a few of its favourite soca songs in an effort to spread the love...

St. Lucian Chef Nina Compton Still the People's Champ

Saint Lucian chef Nina Compton may not have won her bid to be crowned Top Chef, but she has won the hearts - and stomachs - of the Caribbean region.

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.

The Caribbean Ponders the Legacy of Nelson Mandela

Across the Caribbean archipelago, from Trinidad and Tobago to Cuba, regional bloggers reflect on Nelson Mandela's life and legacy.

St. Lucia: Hair's the Issue

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