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Past articles by Emma:

Barbadian novelist George Lamming, a leading writer of the Caribbean colonial experience, dies at 94 ·

"A #Caribbean giant has left us only physically. George #Lamming will always be a part of us." → Read More

Jamaicans anxious as the government attempts to get nationals out of Ukraine ·

"My soul is in joy and peace despite all the pain and sadness I have encountered here in Ukraine." → Read More

‘Unmatched’ and ‘irreplaceable’: Jamaica’s iconic bassist, Robbie Shakespeare, has died ·

"Rest in Power, Robbie Shakespeare. No one— I mean no one—held it down like you did." → Read More

‘Loss and Damage’ are critical issues for fragile Caribbean states at COP26 ·

"It’s important for high emitting, major polluters to commit to reducing greenhouse gas emissions. That is what is driving the extremes of climate change. Meanwhile, we have to adapt." → Read More

Reggae icon Bunny Wailer, last of the original ‘Wailers,’ passes away ·

"We remember with great pride how Bunny, Bob Marley and Peter Tosh took Reggae music to the four corners of the earth." → Read More

‘Caribbean super salesman,’ Jamaican tourism mogul ‘Butch’ Stewart, dies at 79 ·

Jamaican hotelier Gordon “Butch” Stewart, the self-made businessman who perfected the all-inclusive tourism model for which the Caribbean has become famous, died at a Miami hospital. → Read More

World Shorebirds Day in the Caribbean: The beauty of wetlands and the birds that visit them ·

World Shorebirds Day, marked this year on September 6, saw “citizen scientists” across the region document the presence and the movements of various island bird species. → Read More

Jamaicans at home and abroad express shock at ‘outrageous and offensive’ BBC comedy sketch ·

"This is a harmful piece of work, and its release seems to have completely ignored the current state of the world in which people are tirelessly campaigning for racial equality." → Read More

From dubplates to debates: Election campaigning in Jamaica during a pandemic ·

With rising numbers of COVID-19 cases limiting the ways in which political candidates can campaign, many are producing dubplates — short music videos promoting themselves — to reach the electorate. → Read More

‘Invisible hands’: How millions of domestic workers fare under COVID-19 ·

"We are the invisible hands. Our work is not valued. We don’t exist for the families we serve nor do we exist for the state." → Read More

Could reform be on the cards for Jamaica’s prison system? ·

Prime Minister Holness called the death of an inmate who had spent decades behind bars without trial "among the most dreadful inheritances of a system in urgent need of reform." → Read More

Jamaica wakes up to the plight of prisoners with mental illness ·

Noel Chambers, 81, had been in Jamaica's prison system for 40 years without a trial when he died in horrible conditions. Now, his case is being used to help other prisoners. → Read More

Everton Weekes, last of the ‘Three Ws’ of Caribbean cricket, dies at age 95 ·

"Everton Weekes was a great Barbados champion who epitomised living life to the full." → Read More

Black Lives Matter in Jamaica, too ·

"Some of you outraged at the people in America demonizing victims of police brutality and don't realise you do the same thing here." → Read More

Restarting Caribbean economies under threat of COVID-19 ·

As a major source of foreign exchange and employment for most of the region, safely opening up borders to overseas visitors has become ever more pressing. → Read More

Is the Caribbean winning the fight against COVID-19? ·

Could the region be past the worst — or simply enjoying a quieter period before the much-feared second wave? → Read More

‘If a dirt, a dirt’: COVID-19 and the reopening of the Jamaican economy ·

"Once things have “opened up” it will be back to normal. I don’t believe it will be a “new normal” – just normal." → Read More

COVID-19 in the Caribbean: ‘Looking out, not going out’ ·

Though regional citizens are still laying low as a consequence of the COVID-19 pandemic, many have been recording their thoughts in various ways, while in relative isolation. → Read More

Jamaican activists spent Earth Day at home, online ·

Jamaican netizens explored the connections between COVID-19 and climate change and the response has been so strong that Earth Day has turned into Earth Week. → Read More

Caribbean tourism threatened by the region’s first cases of COVID-19 ·

Three confirmed cases of the COVID-19 virus have shown up in the French-speaking Caribbean and another in the Dominican Republic, placing the region on even greater alert. → Read More