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‘My Freedom Is Mine’ — Caribbean Netizens Discuss Emancipation Day

Wed, 02 Aug 2017 22:27:23 +0000

"I choose to question myself every day and put down other people's loads that are no longer mine to carry. That is my freedom. What is yours?"

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New Database Aims to Track Rights Violations of Caribbean's Most Vulnerable Communities

Wed, 24 May 2017 07:32:24 +0000

The Caribbean has just launched its first online database aimed at tracking human rights violations and providing data to assist advocacy work.

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

Wed, 16 Nov 2016 12:36:51 +0000

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

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The Caribbean Considers a World Where Donald Trump Is President

Thu, 10 Nov 2016 12:12:26 +0000

"If you thought Trump was more dangerous than Hillary you know little to nothing about world events. Hillary lost because [...] people were tired of the status quo [...]"

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ExxonMobil's Significant Oil Find Off Guyana Leads to Questions About the Country's Future

Sat, 02 Jul 2016 03:19:33 +0000

"I hope the Guyana Government knows that this can affect Guyana in a positive or negative way depending on how it is handled."

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‘It's Not a Compliment’ Campaign in Guyana Uses Personal Stories to Fight Street Harassment

Tue, 31 May 2016 12:09:16 +0000

"I think respect for women is vital and it starts with everyday interactions."

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36 Years After Guyanese Activist Walter Rodney's ‘State-Sanctioned’ Murder, a Glimmer of Justice

Wed, 02 Mar 2016 12:35:12 +0000

"Rodney, who attracted support across the race-divide, had to die. And Burnham thought nothing of killing him. Something we, Walter’s friends, knew all along."

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Haitian President's Sexist Comments Remind Caribbean Feminists They Still Have a Long Way to Go

Tue, 22 Sep 2015 21:06:25 +0000

From schoolboy raps to ministerial threats, women across the Caribbean continue to pay the price for speaking out, says the Code Red feminist blog.

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Guyanese Police Officers Punished for Being Pregnant

Sat, 22 Aug 2015 11:54:35 +0000

Outdated laws in Guyana make it possible for the police service to dismiss female officers who get pregnant while on probation. Could that change sometime soon?

Future Caribbean Lawyers Give Hope to Victims of Human Trafficking

Wed, 05 Aug 2015 20:48:18 +0000

Trafficking in persons is likely to exacerbate major societal issues such as violence, corruption and poverty.

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So the Caribbean Walks Into a Bar…

Thu, 30 Jul 2015 08:47:36 +0000

#IfTheCaribbeanWasABar is trending in the regional blogosphere, bringing up issues of shared territory and identity in hilarious and illuminating ways.

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Could the Guyana Elections Experience Be a Lesson for the Caribbean?

Tue, 02 Jun 2015 10:31:14 +0000

"The Caribbean electoral systems need to be relooked at and be fixed immediately. They are failing the democratic nature of the region."

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Guyana's Health Minister Assails Women's Activist, Says He Would ‘Slap Her Ass’

Fri, 24 Apr 2015 12:38:40 +0000

The Minister of Health's tirade against a women's rights activist raises questions about gender equality, human rights and the political status quo in Guyana.

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Does the Caribbean Have a Rape Culture?

Tue, 16 Dec 2014 13:14:50 +0000

Is Caribbean society doing everything it can to protect women from rape? Some activists have had enough with the region's passive acceptance of a rape culture.

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Guyanese President Shuts Down Parliament to Avoid ‘No-Confidence’ Vote

Wed, 03 Dec 2014 00:17:40 +0000

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.

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