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Stories about Barbados

18 August 2015

Sargassum Seaweed Turns the Caribbean's Crystalline Waters Murky

The dark brown seaweed that the Sargasso Sea was named for is washing up in bulk along Caribbean beaches. One diver takes us underneath the thick layer of algae.

5 August 2015

Future Caribbean Lawyers Give Hope to Victims of Human Trafficking

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

9 June 2015

#CharlieCharlie Sends the Caribbean a Bit Crazy

Some Caribbean netizens contend that the region abandoned all logic over #CharlieCharlie, prior to finding out the game was an Internet gimmick and not the work of the dark side.

4 February 2015

Natural Hair Gets Barbados School in a Twist

It's nothing new, but netizens cannot understand why natural black hairstyles are deemed so offensive to authority figures in the Caribbean. Could race, rank and personal grooming be so intertwined?

16 December 2014

Does the Caribbean Have a Rape Culture?

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.

20 October 2014

Barbados Muslims Reject ISIS, but Still Face Anti-Islam Bigotry Online

Many prominent Islamic scholars have condemned ISIS, but that unfortunately hasn't stopped some from conflating the militant group with the religion of Islam, like popular blog Barbados Free Press did.

16 September 2014

How a Vote for Scottish Independence Could Affect the Caribbean

How could something as seemingly remote as the issue of Scottish independence have an effect on Caribbean states? The long arm of colonial history connects more than you might think.

11 June 2014

Show Me The Money: Caribbean Discrimination Case Awardee Still Not Paid

Eight months after the Caribbean Court of Justice ruled in her favour, Shanique Myrie, who was strip-searched and denied entry to Barbados, still has not received her award.

6 June 2014

Raise Your Voice, Not The Sea Level: The Caribbean on World Environment Day

In the future, Caribbean islands could theoretically be a thing of the past unless the world starts to take climate change seriously. Regional bloggers speak out on World Environment Day.

18 May 2014

“Ban” From Barbados Central Bank Prompts Defense of Press Freedom

Barbados' Central Bank Governor attempts to strip a newspaper of its privileges, prompting a barrage of blog posts questioning his suitability to the post and supporting freedom of the press.

17 May 2014

Being Gay in a Homophobic Caribbean

Today is the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia. Two regional bloggers have taken note; one shares his experience of what it is like to be gay in the Caribbean.

21 February 2014

PHOTOS: Humans of the Caribbean

Slices of life in the Caribbean brought to you by a group of regional photographers who, like many across the globe, were inspired by the Humans of New York project.

8 February 2014

Station's Rights to Sochi Games Leave Caribbean Viewers in the Dark

Six regional teams are competing in this year's Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia. Caribbean fans would love to cheer them on - but cable providers are blocking the feed.

7 February 2014

Caribbean Numbers Involved in Telephone Phishing Scam

Caribbean telephone numbers are now being used as part of a "one ring" telephone phishing scam; netizens are using social media to complain and to warn others about the racket.

4 February 2014

Blog Carnival Shows the Caribbean Some Love

Netizens from all over the Caribbean took part in a month-long blog carnival called e-Mas: "To the Caribbean, With Love", hosted by the online feminist collective CODE RED.

6 December 2013

Caribbean: Farewell, Nelson Mandela

The announcement of Nelson Mandela's death has dealt a hard blow. Regional bloggers share their thoughts about the passing of one of the world's most enduring icons of peaceful resistance.

7 November 2013

Pilots’ Strike Leaves Caribbean Travelers Grounded

Caribbean travelers are being adversely affected by the LIAT pilots' strike - and they are sharing their frustrations on social media.

27 August 2013

A Brick in the Wall of Tertiary Education in Barbados?

The government plans to cut subsidies for students at the University of the West Indies in Barbados. Some call it "political treason" while others say the move has public support.

15 July 2013

Caribbean: We Are Trayvon Martin

“Not guilty”. With those two words, a firestorm of discussion broke out among Caribbean netizens over the acquittal of George Zimmerman in Trayvon Martin‘s death.

7 March 2013

Chavez’ Legacy & How His Death Could Affect the Caribbean

The death of former Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez on Tuesday has elicited a wide range of reactions throughout the blogosphere – in Latin America, to be certain – but now...

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