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Dizzanne Billy

Dizzanne Billy is a Content Creator, Social Media Manager, and Digital Marketing professional. She is an Outreach and Communications Officer at Climate Tracker and a youth leader in the field of environmental activism. Dizzanne graduated from the University of the West Indies with an MSc. in Global Studies, focusing her research on global environmental governance. She is passionate about writing, environmental advocacy, and travel.
    • The weakest link

      A Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO) report warns the Caribbean to prepare for increased drought due to climate change. The Caribbean accounts for seven of the world’s top thirty-six water-stressed countries and FAO defines countries like Barbados, Antigua and Barbuda, and St....
    • The evolution of calypso and birth of soca music

      In the first of this three-part series dedicated to Calypso History Month, we learned that calypso is a genre of music which has played a very important role in the processes of confrontation, revolution, and revival in the Caribbean, as well as the invention and establishment...
    • The rise of calypso women

      “ They want to see your whole anatomy, they want to see what you doctor never see. They want to do what you husband never do, still you ain’t know if these scamps will hire you. Well if is all this humiliation to get a job these...
    • From the sugar fields to the carnival

      “…all Caribbeans know, more or less intuitively that in the final analysis, the only sure possession the undertow of history has left them is their paradoxical culture.” – Antonio Benitez Rojo Out of the ashes, we rise. Darkness will always make way for the dawn, and...
    • An open letter to racists

      “The trouble around difference is really about privilege & power-the existence of privilege & the lopsided distribution of power that keeps it going. The trouble is rooted in a legacy that we all inherited, and while we’re here it belongs to us. It isn’t our fault....
    • Puerto Rico: a colony or country?

      It appears that the legacy of colonialism has not been completely exorcised from Caribbean society. Puerto Rico has been under the rule of the United States (US) since 1898, and today, Puerto Ricans are rising up against what many consider a blatant attempt at neo-colonialism and...
    • Madman’s Rant – David Rudder

      The Caribbean is well-known for its infectious music. Whether it’s the vibrant clinking of a bottle and spoon, the dramatic beat of the tassa drum, the calming strum of the erhu violin, or the thunderous vibration of the steelpan, music is synonymous of a Caribbean experience....
    • Brexit and the Caribbean: a case of dependency

      From Belize in the north to Trinidad and Tobago in the south, and the array of beautiful island nations between, Caribbean people share a crucial characteristic which has shaped the Caribbean identity existing today – a tumultuous history of slavery and indentureship. African slavery and European...
    • The Quandary of Child Marriage in the Caribbean

      “If you educate your girls you will have everything in the future” were the words issued by Theresa Kachindamoto, senior chief in the Dedza District in Central Malawi. Theresa successfully annulled 850 child marriages in Malawi in the past three years, saving girls as young as...
    • A Climate Promise is a Comfort to a Fool

      “Don’t give something and then take it back, otherwise, you’ll get a boil on your eye,” is a very common saying in Trinidad and Tobago. It speaks to the practice of keeping one’s promises and being true and genuine in all giving. On Earth Day 2016,...
    • Spirit Bird – Xavier Rudd

      Xavier Rudd has a sweet, soulful voice that carries with it the cries, hurts, and hopes of Aboriginal Australians.  Listening to one of his live recordings, Bob Marley’s “No Woman No Cry,” one is transfixed. The purity of the emotion oozing from the singer is clear...
    • Cleansing Rape Culture from Society

      Some might think that the phrase “rape culture,” is simply an exaggerated myth made up by angry, man-hating, bra-burning feminists to push their own agenda. However, they could not be more wrong. It is real and it is prevalent in Caribbean society. Trinidad and Tobago is...
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