By Kala Ramnath, Ph.D
Originally from Trinidad & Tobago, Kala Ramnath is a disability rights/Autism Education advocate
For the average Caribbean parent of a child with a developmental disability looking to help them achieve their greatest potential, the prospects have never been exactly bountiful.
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.
by D. Alissa Trotz
Editor, ‘In the Diaspora,’ Stabroek News
“La Deuda es Impagable” was how Norman Girvan, Jamaican economist and Caribbean man, paid tribute to the living example of the Cuban Revolution when he received the Honoris Causa Doctorate from the University of Havana in December 2008.
David Abdulah is an economist by training, labour and political activist committed to social justice. He is the General Secretary of the Oilfields Workers’ Trade Union and Political Leader of the Movement for Social Justice.
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).
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).
By Shenella Charles
Shenella Charles is Guyanese of Afro-Guyanese and Indigenous parentage, who currently resides in Canada. She graduated with a BA in History from the University of the West Indies St.
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.
By D. Alissa Trotz
Alissa Trotz is Editor of the In the Diaspora Column
It is three weeks since the public learned, via a report first carried in Kaieteur News, of 23 year old Colwyn Harding’s hospitalization with severe internal injuries that were allegedly caused by police savagery.