Caribbean

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Reparations to the Caribbean could break the cycle of corruption – and China’s grip | Kenneth Mohammed
The belt and road initiative is ensnaring vulnerable countries in debt via corrupt infrastructure projects. Slavery reparations from former colonial powers could help turn the tide

Kenneth Mohammed

25, Jan, 2022 @5:01 AM

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Covid danger in St Lucia’s tiny courts puts stop to murder trials
Ninety wait for justice as infection controls prevent juries from sitting for two years

Emma Graham-Harrison

23, Jan, 2022 @10:15 AM

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Andi and Miquita Oliver: ‘We learned to drink without shame in Barbados’
The celebrity chef has long wished her daughter could feel more connection with her Caribbean heritage. Now, they’re off on an adventure full of belly laughs, blubbing and 8am boozing

Hollie Richardson

21, Jan, 2022 @10:00 AM

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Female leadership is good for the world. Just look at Barbados
Mia Mottley is just one of a raft of strong women across the Caribbean and South America tackling society’s most pressing issues. The world could learn a lot from them

Mandeep Rai

21, Jan, 2022 @7:45 AM

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Barbados PM who broke with Queen hopes for election boost
Pollsters predict comfortable win for Mia Mottley, but she faces criticism of running a ‘one-party state’

Helen Pidd in Oistins, Barbados

18, Jan, 2022 @11:21 AM

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Barbados can be a beacon for the region – if it avoids some of its neighbours’ mistakes | Kenneth Mohammed
The Caribbean’s newest republic must avoid the corruption that has hampered Trinidad and Tobago and use its presidency to ensure good governance

Kenneth Mohammed

14, Dec, 2021 @10:20 AM

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The Guardian view on Barbados and the Queen: it has moved on. Can Britain? | Editorial
Editorial: The country became the world’s newest republic this week. While Britain is still racked by arguments over empire, others have already passed judgment

Editorial

03, Dec, 2021 @6:24 PM

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Barbados’s icon: why Rihanna’s national hero status is so apt
Honoured by her newly republican country, Rihanna has always proudly worn her Bajan heritage – broadening her sound from her Caribbean roots, while staying true to them

Ben Beaumont-Thomas

30, Nov, 2021 @3:37 PM

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Barbados parts way with Queen and becomes world’s newest republic
President Sandra Mason was sworn in at a ceremony in the capital Bridgetown attended by Prince Charles and the singer Rihanna

Michael Safi in Bridgetown

30, Nov, 2021 @5:19 AM

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Guadeloupe curfew extended as Covid unrest spreads to Martinique
Gunshots fired at police on both French Caribbean islands amid anger at vaccine mandate

Angelique Chrisafisin Paris

24, Nov, 2021 @4:01 PM

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Weatherwatch: the climate of the Windward Islands
The Caribbean islands enjoy dry and sunny weather most of the year but are vulnerable during hurricane season

Stephen Moss

23, Oct, 2021 @5:00 AM

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Barbados elects first president as it prepares to drop Queen as head of state
Caribbean nation elects governor general to new role prior to former British colony becoming a republic

Tom Phillips

21, Oct, 2021 @3:11 PM

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