It’s 2013, a bustling Monday night and autumn has finally started eyeing up winter clothing. Inside my chosen venue, the walls are lined with baby-faced images of the alternative comedy elite: faces who make you laugh, but with a clear conscious. Up there, in their pre-pubescent glory, Baddiel, Skinner, Merton, I kid you not, are [...]Read more →
By Neil Griffiths / @_griff
Historically crippled by international debts, the middle of the twentieth century saw the IMF force Haiti (then occupied by America) to open its market to imported, highly subsidised U.S rice and sugar.
The productive country once known as ‘The Jewel of the Antilles’ was subsequently awash with cheap American grown goods. Some [...]Read more →
In 1998, the UN’s body for education, science and culture, UNESCO, instituted the 23rd of August as International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and its Abolition. This day was picked as it was the day that enslaved Africans decided to liberate themselves on what was one of the most fierce enslavement conditions [...]Read more →
By Janine Mendes-Franco from Global Voices
A study in extremes is perhaps how the last 24 hours in the Caribbean region could be adequately described: As Trinidad and Tobago peacefully went to the polls and elected its first female Prime Minister, Jamaica was facing more violent unrest.
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