Caribbean

  • Hispaniola: A People Divided

    Some say we live in a borderless world, but based on the stringent anti-immigration policies doled out by the Dominican Republic against its neighbour, Haiti, borders are to be respected at all costs. Haiti, a Francophone nation, and the Dominican Republic (DR), a Hispanophone nation, are two Caribbean countries...
  • Investing in climate

    Global concerns about climate change and the emergence of potential new energy markets such as renewable energy have attracted a great deal of attention. Nothing concentrates the mind as much as crises do and this is why there have been ongoing debates about being climate resilient and meeting climate...
  • Resistance and Rebellion: a path to emancipation

    One week ago, several countries in the Caribbean celebrated Emancipation Day.  On August 1st, we decked out in our African-inspired outfits and enjoyed traditional African music all over the region.  But how was independence and emancipation from colonial rule achieved in the Caribbean? A host of inspirational quotes could...
  • One size does not fit all

    Globalisation means different things to different people. A central feature however, is the growing interdependence and interconnectedness of the modern world. Economic globalisation intensified in the post-Cold War period, as evidenced by increased ease of movement of goods, services, capital, and information across borders, creating a global economy; technological...
  • Why we need to preserve the Caribbean sea

    In the Caribbean Sea Ecosystem Assessment report, Professor John Agard and Angela Cropper, describes the Caribbean Sea as a distinct ecological region – the Caribbean Large Marine Ecosystem. The Sea was described in this way due to the interconnectivity of its characteristic habitats like mangroves, seagrass communities, and coral...
  • Make water a priority in the Caribbean

    “The energy crisis of the 1970s will take a back seat to the water crisis of the 1980s and 1990.” – United States Department of Agriculture, The Yearbook of Agriculture, 1981 Small Island Developing States (SIDS) are those coastal countries grouped based on certain characteristics they share. These include...
  • Strength in numbers

    Data is a collection of facts (numbers, words, measurements, observations, etc).  If it is only readable by humans, it is known as “unstructured data” whilst if it only readable by machines, it is known as “structured data”. In their report, “Open Data Impact: When Demand and Supply Meet”, Stefaan...
  • When architecture tells a story

    As of July 2016, there were 1,052 United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) World Heritage Sites scattered across the globe. They are considered to have cultural or natural value and so should be safeguarded for future generations. There are currently 22 UNESCO sites spread across 13 islands...
  • Grenada: Isle of Cocoa?

    The tourism dependent three island state, consisting of Grenada, Carriacou and Petit Martinique, is the southernmost of the Windward Islands in the Caribbean. Historically an agrarian society, it is known as the ‘Isle of Spice’ or the ‘Spice Island of the Caribbean’ due to its production of large quantities...
  • #LifeInLeggings: Caribbean women reclaim power

    Gender-Based Violence (GBV) and sexual harassment are issues of increasing importance in Caribbean society, where women are hyper-sexualised and masculinity is often demonstrated in the ability to exert power over women. However, Caribbean women have been rising up against GBV by using social media as a tool. A great...
  • The greatest show on earth

    It is impossible not to notice when Carnival season comes around in the Caribbean. Months in advance, Soca and Calypso music (and all their variations) take over the airwaves, and as February draws near, fêtes (parties) are in greater abundance and a multitude of tourists flock to our shores...
  • Domino effect

    The 2016 United States presidential elections, and later the policies implemented by Donald Trump with the closing of the borders, have generated great collateral effects in the Central and Latin America regions. Since the end of 2015, there has been an increase in the migratory traffic in this area,...
  • Sustainable tourism in the Caribbean

    The Caribbean is often associated with tantalising images of captivating, blue waters lapping on white, sandy shores; lush, green forests encapsulating villages; and birds freely soaring through azure skies. Consisting of over seven thousand islands, islets, reefs, and cays framed by the Gulf of Mexico, North, South, and Central...
  • How to fight a bully

    Blood pumping, sweat dripping, fists tightening. The cheering of my supporters keeps the adrenaline bubbling inside me, even after my knuckles collide with the left side of my opponent’s cheek. The knife in my back pocket tempts me as my determination to impress my classmates increase with each passing...
  • 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. Kitts and Nevis...
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