A dark day in Caribbean history

Verdel Bishop reports on Bruce Paddington’s documentary on the Grenada revolution in this article for Trinidad’s Express. Almost 30 years have passed since a bloody coup in Grenada saw the assassination of the leader of the People’s Revolutionary Government, Maurice Bishop, along with his colleagues by members of the People’s …

Haiti Closer to Having Army Again

A USA Today (Associated Press) article announced that Haiti is moving closer to reconstituting a military that was abolished in 1995, with support from Ecuador and Brazil. Here are excerpts: In a small ceremony in the farming village of Petite Rivere de L’Artibonite, Defense Minister Jean-Rodolphe Joazile greeted the first …

Caribbean Sex Workers Demand Equal Rights

Though prostitution in many Caribbean states remains illegal, support groups and sex workers organizations have been rising up across the region and have been working close with civil society and international groups. The Caribbean Sex Workers Coalition met at the end of August to discuss constitutional rights, fair working conditions, …