Competition for spaces is driving Canadian undergraduates to medical school in the tropics. And there are risks - for student career prospects and Caribbean health systems.
By rolling back chunks of the Obama deal with Cuba, Donald Trump is giving up just the sort of opportunities he promised to seek out.
Oil-dependent and led by a charismatic dictator with a chaotic economic policy, is Suriname the next Venezuela?
Bought from Denmark for their strategic value, a group of Caribbean islands has lived under the US flag for a century.
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.
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.
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?
These countries are well-positioned to lead the way from fossil fuels to low-carbon energy.
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?
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.
In an attempt to better understand hurricanes, researchers recreate hundreds of years of hurricane records with Spanish shipwreck logs and tree ring data.
The people of Haiti are furious at their leaders and want to have their say – but the outside world has other priorities.
Corals are experiencing only the third global bleaching event in recorded history, caused by warming seas. But worse is yet to come.
David Cameron has rejected calls for Britain to pay reparations for the slave trade but there might be other ways of paying back.
International reporting of the Caribbean country's migrant crisis is in danger of missing the point of what the authorities have actually done.
François Hollande can't avoid the issue of reparations for slavery, but nor can he take control of it.
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.