Latest posts by Matthew Hunte
4 February 2015
It's nothing new, but netizens cannot understand why natural black hairstyles are deemed so offensive to authority figures in the Caribbean. Could race, rank and personal grooming be so intertwined?
30 December 2014
3 December 2014
President Donald Ramotar has prorogued the country's parliament for six months (discontinuing the body, without dissolving it), aggravating already polarized political times in Guyana.
27 October 2014
The West Indies' 2014 tour to India has been cancelled, thanks to a players' strike. Could this be the beginning of the end of West Indies cricket?
21 October 2014
Dictators Jean-Claude and Francois Duvalier never paid for their crimes while alive; indeed, the fact that justice was not served is still a thorn in the side of many Haitians.
14 October 2014
"Never mind the Caribbean, I don't believe the average resident of any of the developing countries...are as conscious of the issue as they should be."
9 October 2014
Holder is remembered for being one of the greatest artists Trinidad has produced, and a prominent member of a golden generation of artists who came of age in the 1950s.
4 October 2014
Recent online misadventures of Jamaica's state officials are an example of how social media are changing the way Caribbean politicians interact with the public.
26 September 2014
Jamaica's officials recently petitioned UNESCO, but the "lure of a $1.5 billion investment" has brought an about-face. Shackled to the IMF, the money might be too much to pass up.
16 September 2014
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.
10 September 2014
"The Senate debates the Constitution Amendment Bill tomorrow and from tonight we’re going to be outside the Parliament keeping watch over what is left of our democracy."
3 September 2014
Violent crime in the country has been on the rise. The government, grappling with the problem, has not issued official crime statistics since the middle of last year.
27 August 2014
Patrick Manning doesn't want the Order of Trinidad and Tobago from current Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar, who he accused of breaking proper award protocol and attacking him in the past.
22 August 2014
With general elections due next year, some suggest it is an attempt to boost the government's approval ratings before citizens go to the polls, while others see more sinister motives.
The case has continued to fuel protests and discussions in Jamaica, which has a history of police brutality and other similar forms of violence.
20 August 2014
15 August 2014
Mental illness has long been taboo in the Caribbean, but on the heels of American actor Robin Williams' untimely death, regional bloggers explain why it's important to talk about it.
Blogger and cultural critic Annie Paul has criticized the management style of the gallery's Executive Director Veerle Poupeye, which she says drove two curators to leave.
8 August 2014
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.