Latest posts by Matthew Hunte
8 August 2014
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.
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.
23 July 2014
"How regressive! Did the organisers consider Saint Lucians in the diaspora, those in other countries and foreigners who might be interested in being part of Saint Lucia Carnival...?"
17 July 2014
Blogger Aidan Neal argues that black Americans are "so grossly affected by racism that they almost lay-wait offensive behavior," while race isn't a common topic of discussion in the Caribbean.
9 July 2014
Guyana's Foreign Minister Comes Out Swinging After the US Ambassador Criticizes the Lack of Local Elections
The ruling People's Progressive Party (PPP) administration has failed to hold local government elections for 20 years.
1 July 2014
Lisa Punch has received flak from people in her native country after she called Guyana "poor" during an interview with the judges on ABC's "Rising Star."
17 June 2014
The dismissal of Professor Brendan Bain from his post as head of the Caribbean HIV/AIDS Regional Training Network is still fueling the debate about gay rights in Jamaica.
14 June 2014
Antigua and Barbuda has come out of its general elections with a new government, ending 10 years of rule for the previous administration.