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‘We Dare Not Look Out': Dominica Is Brutalised by Hurricane Maria

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 16:11:11 +0000

'Initial reports are of widespread devastation. So far we have lost all what money can buy and replace. [The] physical damage at this time [...] is devastating…indeed, mind boggling.'

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The Caribbean Comes Together After Hurricane Irma

Fri, 08 Sep 2017 12:28:12 +0000

"We need to see and hear and interact with each other much much more. That's the message Irma has brought to me".

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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 the Ripple Effects of Brexit

Sun, 26 Jun 2016 15:43:20 +0000

Economic fallout, a hostile view towards immigration, and a world where Donald Trump could be the next US President. Surprise: many Caribbean Internet users are not pleased about Brexit.

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Goodnight, Sweet Prince: The Caribbean Bids Farewell to the Consummate Artist

Sat, 23 Apr 2016 04:31:18 +0000

"Going to wear assless pants and eyeliner out of respect. I guess this is why Doves Cry. ‪#‎Prince‬."

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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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St. Kitts & Nevis: Arrest Escalates Political Tensions

Wed, 10 Jul 2013 15:25:12 +0000

Political tensions in St. Kitts continue to rise following the arrest of the former People's Action Movement leader Lindsay Grant during a protest march in the capital last Friday.

St. Kitts & Nevis: Protesting the Prime Minister

Wed, 03 Jul 2013 16:53:08 +0000

It's a twist rarely seen in Caribbean politics where party loyalties are fierce, but political tensions are high in St. Kitts and Nevis following the defection of two senior ministers. The move has left the government in a minority position, the Prime Minister has not summoned Parliament in more than six months, and people are taking to the streets in protest.

St. Kitts & Nevis: Making Financial Progress

Thu, 15 Dec 2011 19:03:41 +0000

Abeng News Magazine has an update on the St. Kitts debt default, here. Written by Janine Mendes-Franco · comments (0) Donate · Share this: twitter facebook reddit googleplus

St. Kitts & Nevis: Poor Credit Rating

Mon, 05 Dec 2011 19:34:45 +0000

Abeng News Magazine notes that “the credit rating of St Kitts and Nevis…took a hit when it defaulted on a bond payment the end of November”, adding: “Maybe because there isn’t an Occupy movement in Basseterre, or because the people of one of the most indebted nations in the world...

Caribbean: the meaning of identity

Mon, 07 Nov 2011 21:59:53 +0000

Creative Commess hosts a blog symposium “about Caribbean people, about West Indian people, about our contemporary experiences … ranging through race & identity to culture, mental health to constructs of beauty and more,” with contributions from seven Caribbean bloggers. Written by Nicholas Laughlin · comments (0) Donate · Share this: twitter...

Caribbean: Commonwealth Stories for Online Time Capsule

Mon, 25 Jul 2011 17:55:00 +0000

The Royal Commonwealth Society is creating the world's largest online time capsule in honour of HM Queen Elizabeth II's Diamond Jubilee in 2012 and wants regional/Commonwealth bloggers to share their stories. Get involved, here. Written by Janine Mendes-Franco · comments (0) Donate · Share this: twitter facebook reddit googleplus

U.S.V.I., St. Kitts: On Belonging

Thu, 21 Jul 2011 13:25:48 +0000

A Nation or Nobody “wonder[s] about the place of writers like Phillips within the Caribbean literary community, and what they might be able to tell us about belonging and diaspora.” Written by Janine Mendes-Franco · comments (0) Donate · Share this: twitter facebook reddit googleplus

Latin America, Caribbean: Increase in Food Prices

Fri, 04 Mar 2011 19:53:26 +0000

Bloggings by Boz writes: “The FAO reports that February 2011 was a yet a new high on food prices. This has led to several warnings from organizations in Latin America and the Caribbean including ECLAC [Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean] and the IICA [Inter-American Institute for Cooperation...

Caribbean: environmantal atlas

Wed, 29 Dec 2010 14:20:34 +0000

Repeating Islands links to a new Latin America and the Caribbean Atlas of our Changing Environment, published by the United Nations Environment Programme, which “uses over 200 images to highlight the region’s diverse ecosystems.” Written by Nicholas Laughlin · comments (0) Donate · Share this: twitter facebook reddit googleplus