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Matthew Hunte

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3 December 2014

Guyanese President Shuts Down Parliament to Avoid ‘No-Confidence’ Vote

President Donald Ramotar has prorogued the country's parliament for six months (discontinuing the body, without dissolving it), aggravating already polarized political times in Guyana.

27 October 2014

Off-Field Drama in West Indies Cricket Strike Heats Up Online Discussion

The West Indies' 2014 tour to India has been cancelled, thanks to a players' strike. Could this be the beginning of the end of West Indies cricket?

21 October 2014

Baby Doc's Death Fails to Bring Closure for Haitians

Dictators Jean-Claude and Francois Duvalier never paid for their crimes while alive; indeed, the fact that justice was not served is still a thorn in the side of many Haitians.

14 October 2014

Artists Create Climate Change Mural in Grenada to Warn of Modern-Day ‘Paradise Lost’

"Never mind the Caribbean, I don't believe the average resident of any of the developing countries...are as conscious of the issue as they should be."

9 October 2014

Trinidad-born Actor and Renaissance Man Geoffrey Holder Dies at 84

Holder is remembered for being one of the greatest artists Trinidad has produced, and a prominent member of a golden generation of artists who came of age in the 1950s.

4 October 2014

Battleground Instagram: the Jamaican Reggae Artiste vs. the Youth and Culture Minister

Recent online misadventures of Jamaica's state officials are an example of how social media are changing the way Caribbean politicians interact with the public.

26 September 2014

Jamaica Considers Developing Goat Islands Despite Environmental Protests

Jamaica's officials recently petitioned UNESCO, but the "lure of a $1.5 billion investment" has brought an about-face. Shackled to the IMF, the money might be too much to pass up.

16 September 2014

Was a Popular Saint Lucia Blog Taken Down by Google Hateful or Just Outspoken?

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The no-holds-barred, muckraking blog had become both notorious and controversial among people interested in local politics -- and then it was blocked, without warning.

10 September 2014

Trinidad & Tobago's Parliament Passes Constitutional Reform, But Opponents Vow to Continue to Fight

"The Senate debates the Constitution Amendment Bill tomorrow and from tonight we’re going to be outside the Parliament keeping watch over what is left of our democracy."

3 September 2014

Murder of Prime Minister's Press Secretary Draws Attention to Rising Crime in the Bahamas

Violent crime in the country has been on the rise. The government, grappling with the problem, has not issued official crime statistics since the middle of last year.

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