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Matthew Hunte

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8 August 2014

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.

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."

28 July 2014

Why Some Caribbean Authors Are Accusing a Trinidad-Born Novelist of Being a ‘Latter Day Columbus’

After a U.K.-based writer wrote a blog post exploring modern Caribbean writers, some authors accused her of ignorance about the region's literary history.

23 July 2014

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...?"

17 July 2014

Are Black Americans More Aware of Race Than Black Caribbeans?

Blogger Aidan Neal argues that black Americans are "so grossly affected by racism that they almost lay-wait offensive behavior," while race isn't a common topic of discussion in the Caribbean.

9 July 2014

Guyana's Foreign Minister Comes Out Swinging After the US Ambassador Criticizes the Lack of Local Elections

The ruling People's Progressive Party (PPP) administration has failed to hold local government elections for 20 years.

1 July 2014

A Singer Called Her Home Country Guyana ‘Poor’ on American TV. Should the Guyanese People Be Upset?

Lisa Punch has received flak from people in her native country after she called Guyana "poor" during an interview with the judges on ABC's "Rising Star."

17 June 2014

The Framing of Jamaica's “Gay Menace”

The dismissal of Professor Brendan Bain from his post as head of the Caribbean HIV/AIDS Regional Training Network is still fueling the debate about gay rights in Jamaica.

14 June 2014

Back Without the Birds: Antigua & Barbuda Gets A New Government

Antigua and Barbuda has come out of its general elections with a new government, ending 10 years of rule for the previous administration.

11 June 2014

Show Me The Money: Caribbean Discrimination Case Awardee Still Not Paid

Eight months after the Caribbean Court of Justice ruled in her favour, Shanique Myrie, who was strip-searched and denied entry to Barbados, still has not received her award.

2 June 2014

Trinidad & Tobago: Did Narine Choose Kolkata Over West Indies Cricket?

The West Indies Cricket Board has not picked off-spin bowler Sunil Narine to play in the upcoming test matches against New Zealand because they think he chose club over country.

29 May 2014

Shooting the Messenger: Jamaica's Brendan Bain Controversy Continues

The controversy over Jamaican Professor Brendan Bain's court testimony in the Caleb Orozco case in Belize continues. Everyone's talking, but is anyone listening? A few bloggers peel away the layers.

22 May 2014

Were Jamaican Professor's Statements Supportive of Anti-Homosexuality Laws?

Esteemed medical professor Brendan Bain was sacked from the University of the West Indies over court testimony in which he suggested that homosexuality can be a danger to public health.

18 May 2014

Guyana: Remembering Walter Rodney

“Ban” From Barbados Central Bank Prompts Defense of Press Freedom

Barbados' Central Bank Governor attempts to strip a newspaper of its privileges, prompting a barrage of blog posts questioning his suitability to the post and supporting freedom of the press.

16 May 2014

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.

8 May 2014

Saint Lucians Defend Country's Image After Hotelier's Murder

After a rich businessman is murdered in St. Lucia, netizens discuss the impact his killing might have on the international perception of the island and by extension, its tourism industry.

6 May 2014

Jamaica: Let's Get Together and Feel…Miserable?

A country ranking by The Cato Institute based on the misery index has listed Jamaica, the land where everything is "irie", as the 5th most miserable country in the world.

2 May 2014

Bocas Literary Festival Showcases Caribbean Literature

The 2014 NGC Bocas LitFest in Trinidad and Tobago has closed to rave reviews on social media about the "great things" the event is doing to promote Caribbean literature.

23 April 2014

Pure Grenada

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