Turbines in Manchester Parish, Jamaica, the English-speaking Caribbean’s first wind farm.
Debbie Ann Powell
Even before the British billionaire invested US$1 billion in making the region 'climate-smart,' Jamaica, Barbados and Dominica were pioneering a renewable energy boom in the Caribbean.
Prize-winning author Andrea Levy was a strong voice for the Caribbean diaspora.
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Her novels and essays, especially Small Island and The Long Song, brought Britain's slave-owning colonial history home to ordinary Britons, black and white alike.
Haiti had not yet recovered from its devastating 2010 earthquake when it was hit hard by Hurricane Matthew in 2016. It is one of the world’s most vulnerable nations to climate change.
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Haiti is extremely vulnerable to climate change. It is also very poor. International donors have stepped in to help the country fund climate mitigation, but is the money going where it's most needed?
‘(Made in Love)’ is a video installation built around local photography studio images.
A video art installation on view at the McIntosh Gallery until Jan. 12 explores the history of South Asian indentured labourers in the Caribbean.
A statue in Port-au-Pirnce honors Jean-Jacques Dessalines’ legacy as a Haitian revolutionary. Now, a renamed Brooklyn street does, too.
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A renamed Brooklyn street celebrates Jean-Jacques Dessalines, a Haitian slave turned president. For centuries his legacy was tarnished by allegations that Haiti's revolution led to 'white genocide.'
The late V.S. Naipaul is a celebrated son of Trinidad and Tobago. But he is also a prodigal son.
Author V.S. Naipaul, who died on Aug. 11, both scorned and mirrored his Caribbean origins. At the University of the West Indies, students must reconcile this conflicted titan's literary legacy.
VS Naipaul after receiving the Nobel Prize in Literature in 2001.
Nobel prize winning author Vidiadhar Surajprasad Naipaul was as hard on himself as on others.
Underneath the façade of the Caribbean carnival, historical, cultural and political undercurrents run deep. A parade participant performs during the Grand Parade at last year’s Toronto’s Carnival.
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The Toronto Caribbean Carnival reclaims alternative ideals of beauty while building community in Toronto.
Protesters have set up road blocks to disrupt traffic and commerce along key streets in Port-au-Prince, Haiti’s capital.
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After weeks of protest in Haiti, sparked by a sudden rise in fuel prices, at least seven are dead and the prime minister is out. Foreign creditors pushed for the price hike as an austerity measure.
Nearly a year after Hurricane Maria, water is still not restored to all of Puerto Rico.
Many countries collect and store rainwater for use during drought or dry seasons. But this technique is rarely used in the Caribbean, where hurricanes can leave people without water for months.
The Empire Windrush, photographed a few years after its famous journey from Jamaica to Tilbury Docks.
Windrush passengers became frequent guests on the BBC after their arrival 70 years ago.
Hurricane Irma demolished Sint Maarten in the Dutch Antilles, in September 2017. The island has yet to recover.
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Corruption has made hurricane Caribbean countries' recovery less efficient and more expensive, new research shows. Misuse of funds may also trigger more disaster-related deaths.
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The Caribbean braces for another hurricane season even as many nations remain crippled by the catastrophic damage of 2017. Here, experts assess the region's difficult and costly storm recovery.
Rising seas, harsher weather, rainier days. The impacts of climate change make it harder for Caribbean countries to plan their transition toward renewable energy sources.
The 2017 hurricane season showed that Caribbean nations urgently need more resilient power grids. But the effects of climate change – including more severe storms – complicate the shift to renewables.
Juvenile blue tang sheltering in restored staghorn coral.
With coral reefs in crisis around the world, many organizations are working to restore them by growing and transplanting healthy corals. A new study spotlights techniques that help restored reefs thrive.
Adios Raúl, hola Miguel.
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Miguel Díaz-Canel, a 57-year-old engineer and Communist Party loyalist, is expected to succeed Raúl Castro as president of Cuba. Will change bring prosperity or instability to the Cuban people?
Yellow-bellied sea snake (
Coleman M. Sheehy III, Florida Museum of Natural History
Sea snakes spend their lives in the water, giving birth to live young at sea, so why are they only found in some of the world's oceans? The answer lies in a combination of climate and geography.
People in the U.S. and the Caribbean share vulnerability to climate change-related disasters, but only in the Caribbean is the public truly worried. Why?
New research suggests politics and risk perception may explain why the US and Caribbean see climate change so differently, though both places are ever more vulnerable to powerful hurricanes.
Jamaica’s lotto scammers have gotten rich tricking American seniors and gamblers into thinking they’ve won the lotto, then demanding a modest ‘processing fee.’
Lotto scamming — a criminal enterprise largely targeting elderly Americans — is lucrative in western Jamaica, where it is thought to be behind 50 percent of all area murders last year.
After Haiti signed its Declaration of Independence from France, in 1804, the U.S. started a nearly 60-year political and economic embargo that hobbled the young nation’s growth.
Trump's anti-Haitian rhetoric ignores a long pattern of migration from Haiti to the U.S., often driven by American meddling in Haitian affairs. Today, the two nations are irrevocably bound by history.