Puerto Rican pavilion (model)

The Year of Seville

Pat Ganase previews a year of frantic activity as Spain and the New World set about celebrating the anniversary of their first contacts.

Global Voices volunteers at the 2012 summit in Nairobi. Photograph courtesy Global Voices

Are you listening? A decade of Global Voices

For a decade, the international citizen media project Global Voices has helped break through online barriers of country, culture, censorship, and language — and the Caribbean has played a key role almost from the start. Philip Sander finds out more.

Illustration by Shalini Seereeram

It takes a crowd

“Crowdfunding” is an ubiquitous buzzword among young creative types. But how much do online platforms like Kickstarter really help? Georgia Popplewell talks to Caribbean filmmakers and artists about their crowdfunding experiences.

Illustration by James Hackett

Great Shakes: UWI’s Seismic Research Centre

UWI’s Seismic Research Centre helps keep the Eastern Caribbean safe from earthquakes. Erline Andrews talks to the scientists who monitor the tremors u.

Alan Emtage. Photograph courtesy Alan Emtage

Alan Emtage: The Codefather

Georgia Popplewell meets Alan Emtage, the Barbadian coder who wrote the world’s first search engine.

Jaevion Nelson, We Are Jamaicans participant. Video stills courtesy J-FLAG

J-FLAG: Respecting difference

An online video campaign by LGBT rights group J-FLAG uses individual stories to change perceptions of gay and lesbian Jamaicans.

Illustration by Kevon Webster

Pitch Perfect: Kingston Beta

Kingston Beta has become a major player in Jamaica’s technology sector.

The Ciné Institute provides free training to budding Haitian filmmakers. Photograph courtesy the Jacmel Ciné Institute

Changing the story: The Jacmel Ciné Institute

The Jacmel Ciné Institute offers free training to budding Haitian filmmakers — with even more ambitious plans afoot.

Illustration by James Hackett

A bank in your pocket, Haitian style

Ten per cent of Haitians have bank accounts, but eighty per cent have mobile phones. Enter a new mobile banking system.

Netwatch: Caribbean Callaloo

The Caribbean on the net.