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Matthew Hunte

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22 August 2014

Why Protesters in Trinidad & Tobago Are Against the Proposed Constitutional Reform Bill

With general elections due next year, some suggest it is an attempt to boost the government's approval ratings before citizens go to the polls, while others see more sinister motives.

Arrests Made in Man's Fatal Beating Have Not Renewed Faith in Jamaica's Police

The case has continued to fuel protests and discussions in Jamaica, which has a history of police brutality and other similar forms of violence.

20 August 2014

Do You Have to Be Christian to Be Jamaican?

A Jamaican politician has sparked debate over his comments that "the country has moved too far from God, and has ceased pleasing God."

15 August 2014

Speaking Out Against the Stigma of Mental Illness in the Caribbean

Mental illness has long been taboo in the Caribbean, but on the heels of American actor Robin Williams' untimely death, regional bloggers explain why it's important to talk about it.

National Gallery of Jamaica Director Faces Accusations of Intimidating and Bullying Employees

Blogger and cultural critic Annie Paul has criticized the management style of the gallery's Executive Director Veerle Poupeye, which she says drove two curators to leave.

Defending Human Rights in Jamaica

8 August 2014

Some See a Political Ploy in Trinidad & Tobago's Proposed Constitutional Reform

Given labour strikes, corruption scandals, escalating crime and police state concerns, this sudden interest in reforming the country's constitution reads to some like an act of desperation.

A Man's Fatal Beating Puts Police Brutality Back on the Front Burner in Jamaica

Mario Deane was beaten while in police custody for marijuana possession. This type of violence has plagued the country's political culture from as far back as the 1970s.

2 August 2014

Trinidad & Tobago Sports Minister Resigns Amid Alleged Corruption in a Programme for Disadvantaged Kids

Trinidad and Tobago's minister of sport resigned after his LifeSport programme is alleged to be funding criminals. Learn why some have called his resignation "tears of a clown."

28 July 2014

Why Some Caribbean Authors Are Accusing Trinidad-Born Novelist Monique Roffey of Being a ‘Latter Day Columbus’

After U.K.-based Roffey wrote a blog post exploring modern Caribbean writers, some authors accused her of ignorance about the region's literary history.

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