In The Diaspora

Depression – The Silent Killer

By The Caribbean Voice & CADVA with contributions by Clinical psychologist, Dr. Nathilee Caldeira)   For the average onlooker, it often takes a giant leap of perception and intuition to begin to understand the maze of darkness for which suicide seems a welcoming beam of light for someone suffering from depression.

Lahore Diary

By Jamila Ali Jamila Ali, a friend of the Caribbean, lives with her family in Lahore, Pakistan. A shorter version of this article appeared on March 28,, an independent blog that discusses the most important political and cultural stories that are shaping contemporary India.

Portia in the balance 2016

Joan French, who is from Jamaica, has long been involved in activism for women’s socio-cultural and political progress. She was a Board member of the Women’s Resource and Outreach Centre, a founding member of the Caribbean Association for Feminist Research and Action, Coordinator of the Caribbean Policy Development Centre; 1991-1995, and was involved in discussions leading to the establishment of the Institute of Gender and Development Studies at the University of the West Indies.

100th anniversary of a Guyanese chowtaal

(Images of Damra Phag Bahar courtesy of Gaiutra Bahadur)

By Vidyaratha Kissoon Edited from a version published on The Mosquito”: http:// gtmosquito. com/ the-coil Vidyaratha Kissoon lives in Guyana. He is a member of the Amar Deep Ramayana Sangh, a group which sings  Ramayana in the traditional baani style, and Chowtaals.” The 2016 Phagwah season started on Friday 12 February with the planting of Holika Many Hindus would have started the chowtaal sessions which characterise the Phagwah season.

Anatomy of a Protest



Simone Leid is an International Development Consultant from Trinidad and Tobago and Founder of The WomenSpeak Project – a community-building forum that seeks to build the capacity of individuals and organisations in the Caribbean to advocate around issues related to discrimination against women in all forms.

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