Barbados’ homicides for January 2019 are now equal to those for the first quarter of 2018. Prayers and the military have been offered as solutions, but how violent offenders are treated may make the biggest difference.
Barbados has the lowest level of perceived corruption in the Caribbean, according to Transparency International’s Corruption Perceptions Index for 2018.
With the decision to recognise a parallel government in Venezuela, a foreign policy informed by ideology has been ratcheted up in the Americas. If left unchecked, it has far-reaching implications for the hemisphere.
The world’s most developed countries see the small islands of the Caribbean as economic peers, based on misleading development indicators that belie the region’s vulnerability to climate change, and exempt most of the Caribbean from development assistance
A report from the UN High Commissioner on Refugees has found that the Caribbean is a key destination for displaced Venezuelans and other refugees, but the region is unprepared to handle the influx
The Trump presidency forces the Caribbean to consider how it should relate to a neighbour that is set on a course that is harmful to its core interests, and to identify more complementary global partners