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Matthew Hunte

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12 April 2014

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Caribbean Loses Valuable Steward with Passing of Professor Norman Girvan

Economist, intellectual, Caribbean man: As news of Professor Norman Girvan's death spreads throughout the region, netizens pay him tribute in glowing terms, calling his legacy "powerful" and his voice "magnificent".

11 April 2014

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Trinidad & Tobago Mourns Former Prime Minister & President, A.N.R. Robinson

Twitter users are paying their respects to the late A.N.R. Robinson, former Prime Minister and President of Trinidad and Tobago, who is being hailed as a visionary and a patriot.

26 March 2014

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The Night the Lights Went Out in Jamaica: Politician Freed of Corruption Charges

The dropping of charges against a former minister of Parliament in a corruption scandal involving the distribution of light bulbs, has Jamaicans discussing whether the judicial system has a bias.

17 March 2014

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What Vybz Kartel's Conviction Says About Jamaican Justice & Dancehall

Since the Vybz Kartel murder conviction, Jamaica has been divided on the verdict, with upset fans maintaining his innocence and others feeling reassured about the workings of Jamaica's justice system.

11 March 2014

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Grenadian Social Action Collective Challenges Caribbean to #BunDiscrimination

A new online campaign replaces homophobic slurs in popular Caribbean music with ethic ones, to emphasise that all discrimination is equal. Shocking? Yes, but it's also making its point.

26 February 2014

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Jamaican Dancehall Artiste Deported from Dominica

The Dominican government has refused to allow a controversial Jamaican dancehall artist to enter the country on the grounds that he is a security threat. Netizens sound off on Twitter.

21 February 2014

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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.

14 February 2014

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St. Lucian Chef Nina Compton Still the People's Champ

Saint Lucian chef Nina Compton may not have won her bid to be crowned Top Chef, but she has won the hearts - and stomachs - of the Caribbean region.

4 February 2014

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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.

30 January 2014

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Circumstances Surrounding Aspiring Trinidadian Rapper's Death Still Murky

Talented rapper Titan Lee-Hai fell fifteen floors to his death from his dormitory building at NYU earlier this week. Online condolences from friends and fans have been pouring in.

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