Bought from Denmark for their strategic value, a group of Caribbean islands has lived under the US flag for a century.
Are you feelin’ it?
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Some deride a Carnival trend in which women revel in the streets wearing swimsuits and feather boas. But to feminists, 'bikini mas' is a highly political act.
UK Prime Minister Theresa May can’t rely on her Indian counterpart Narendra Modi and others in the Commonwealth for unfettered trade support.
The UK political elite is overestimating the power of the Commonwealth’s brand in Africa as it seeks new partners in the wake of Brexit.
Six years after a catastrophic earthquake, Haiti has to recover from yet another disaster. Getting it right will be a herculean task.
A nasty fungus killed 85% of Dominica's mountain chicken frogs in just 18 months – but the species lives on.
The Haiti cholera outbreak has killed 10,000 people.
It has long been known that UN forces brought disease to the country in the aftermath of an earthquake, but how can amends be made?
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These countries are well-positioned to lead the way from fossil fuels to low-carbon energy.
Trinidad and Tobago is no longer the liquid petroleum gas export powerhouse it once was.
Ghana could learn a great deal from Trinidad and Tobago about how to manage its energy sector – and about what pitfalls to avoid.
How did Washington get its hands on Guantánamo Bay – and why does its presence there still cause so much trouble?
Kenya’s Supreme Court judges file into the chamber during the opening of parliament.
The electorate and those involved in public governance should focus more on how judges are appointed. This is because they need to make sure that individuals of the highest quality get the job.
Researchers compared the shipwreck history to tree ring data from slash pines to piece together the hurricane history over past centuries.
In an attempt to better understand hurricanes, researchers recreate hundreds of years of hurricane records with Spanish shipwreck logs and tree ring data.
Hopes dashed again.
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The people of Haiti are furious at their leaders and want to have their say – but the outside world has other priorities.
Soon the oceans will be too warm to support thriving coral reefs.
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Corals are experiencing only the third global bleaching event in recorded history, caused by warming seas. But worse is yet to come.
David Cameron was met by calls for slavery reparations during his visit to Jamaica in September.
David Cameron has rejected calls for Britain to pay reparations for the slave trade but there might be other ways of paying back.
Applicants queue up for foreign residency permits in Dominican Republic.
International reporting of the Caribbean country's migrant crisis is in danger of missing the point of what the authorities have actually done.
Stage-managed diplomacy in Haiti.
François Hollande can't avoid the issue of reparations for slavery, but nor can he take control of it.
Cyclone Pam has left a shell of Uwen Garae’s home in Port Vila, Vanuatu.
The devastation to Vanuatu left in the wake of Cyclone Pam shows small islands in the Pacific need a climate insurance scheme, similar to what has been achieved in the Caribbean.
The Trinidad-born Australian novelist Ralph de Boissière migrated to Melbourne in 1948 to escape Trinidad’s colour/class hierarchy.
Growing up with a Jamaican grandmother in 1970s small-town Australia was unusual. There weren’t any other Caribbean (or West Indian) people living nearby and a Caribbean community did not exist in Newcastle…
A great butterfly fish enjoys the reef view off Waialae, Hawaii.
Reef historian Iain McCalman, in Sydney, and reef scientist Stephen Palumbi, in California, are monitoring reef degradation from opposite sides of the planet. They compared notes. Iain McCalman: A recent…
Plymouth, Montserrat’s abandoned capital, buried under ash and mud.
The eastern Caribbean island of Montserrat has suffered more than its fair share of natural disaster. In 1989, Hurricane Hugo struck the island, causing massive destruction with more than 90% of the island’s…