Did people settle these islands by traveling north from South America, or in the other direction? Reanalyzing data from artifacts discovered decades ago provides a definitive answer.
Will the COVID-19 pandemic change the global balance of power? It wouldn't be the first time.
Barbados is avoiding a referendum on whether to remove the Queen as head of state – is that a good idea?
Sexual reproduction helps keep coral colonies diverse and resilient. Now, scientists are doing it in a lab to restock flagging reefs.
The killing of George Floyd has sparked debates in Jamaica about police brutality – and class and colour.
Companies may have a moral obligation to make amends, but slavery victims won't find it easy to argue they have a legal right to reparations.
The way richer nations respond to the coronavirus crash will have significant economic ramifications for countries dependent on remittances.
A group of population experts have called on governments in Latin American and the Caribbean to urgently ramp up testing for COVID-19 before it's too late.
Puerto Rico was once home to about 110,000 Taínos, an indigenous people decimated by the Spanish conquest. Their ancient homeland was located in the area hit hard by recent earthquakes.
To manage plastic wastes, nations first need to know what they have and where it's coming from. A case study from Trinidad and Tobago shows how this approach can help identify solutions.
Puerto Rico's January earthquakes came after many foreshocks and have been followed by numerous aftershocks. Scientists are studying these sequences to improve earthquake forecasting.
It's now officially the end of hurricane season, but the rebuilding of the Bahamas continues, slowed by the risks imposed by a history of colonialism and class division.
The economy of the Bahamas depends on Haitian labor. But some Bahamians see no place for migrant workers in their country's long, slow recovery from Hurricane Dorian.
How even sleepy, rural Mid Wales was once an industrial heartland feeding the slave trade.
Jean-Jacques Dessalines, who freed Haiti from French colonial rule in 1804, is revered as a spirit in the Haitian religion. Now he's become an icon of the uprising against President Jovanel Moïse.
Haiti has been paralyzed by general strikes and crippling fuel shortages for much of September. Its government is barely functioning. Here's the history behind the crisis.
Big storms with lots of flooding, like hurricanes Dorian and Maria, actually restore the Caribbean's delicate balance between native and nonnative fish species, new research finds.
Does having children make the goal of fairly dividing work at home more elusive?
Barbuda's recovery is deliberately slow as neighbouring Antigua wants to develop the island's tourism.
When it comes to eliminating greenhouse gas emissions from transport, the future is already here on small islands.