In The Diaspora

Towards an AIDS Free Caribbean

Dr. Carolyn Gomes is Executive Director of the Caribbean Vulnerable Communities Coalition By Dr Carolyn Gomes Last week the Caribbean Vulnerable Communities Coalition (CVC) wrote to the administration of the University of the West Indies (UWI) on behalf of over 30 diverse civil society groups across the region, to thank them for preserving the University’s ability to continue to be a leader in the regional response to HIV, by insisting that those who lead its HIV initiatives are accountable to its principles and are advocates of sound public health policy.

We will not take this sitting down

Tonya Haynes is a founding member of CODE RED for Gender Justice and CatchAFyah Caribbean Feminist Network. By Tonya Haynes Editor’s Note: Already for the first two weeks of 2014, Carlissa Matthews, Marcia Adams, Judith Singh and Raveena Cozier lost their lives at the hands of their partners or ex-partners in Guyana (where 23 women were killed in 2013).

Ending rape culture in Guyana

Zenita Nicholson is a Guyanese advocate for sexual rights and gender justice. She is the Guyana Country Coordinator of the Caribbean Vulnerable Communities Coalition (CVC) and Secretary on the board of trustees for the Society Against Sexual Orientation Discrimination (SASOD).

Economic Crisis and the Caribbean: The Challenges Facing Barbados

By Hilbourne Watson Hilbourne A. Watson is Professor Emeritus of International Relations at Bucknell University, Lewisburg, Pennsylvania  Barbados is yet another casualty of the economic crisis facing the Caribbean, with the Democratic Labour Party (DLP) government euphemistically announcing last December that it is “sending home” 3000 public sector workers – about 10% of the civil service labour force. 

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