‘The Time Has Come’: Barbados Casts Off the Queen as Head of State, and Others May Follow
The Black Lives Matter movement has revived a simmering debate about the legacy of colonialism, potentially inspiring change in other Caribbean countries.
With Covid-19, a Seismic Quiet Like No Other
Coronavirus shutdowns led to “the longest and most coherent global seismic noise reduction in recorded history,” scientists report.
Everton Weekes, Cricket Star and Racial Pioneer, Is Dead at 95
Along with his fellow Barbados batsmen Frank Worrell and Clyde Walcott — together they were “the three Ws” — he broke the sport’s longstanding color barrier.
These Birds Eat Fire, or Close to It, to Live Another Day
A willingness to experiment with new foods and ways of foraging may make some birds less vulnerable to extinction.
Kamau Brathwaite, Poet Who Celebrated Caribbean Culture, Dies at 89
The peoples of the Caribbean needed to rediscover their heritage, he said, adding, “Instead of developing a sense of ourselves, we developed a false sense of Europe.”
Jamaica: A Small Nation With an Outsize Global Influence
Orlando Patterson’s “The Confounding Island” is a sociologist’s analysis of his birthplace as well as a personal memoir of affection and failure.
Puerto Rico Braces for Possible Hurricane
Forecasters said Tropical Storm Dorian would move through the Caribbean and might approach Puerto Rico as a Category 1 hurricane before making landfall in the Dominican Republic.
Paule Marshall, Influential Black Novelist, Dies at 90
A child of Barbadian immigrants, Ms. Marshall drew on her upbringing to animate the lives of her characters, many of them strong women.
Venezuela’s Leader Suspends Talks With Opposition
President Nicolás Maduro said the move was in response to the Trump administration’s latest round of economic sanctions.
One of Chávez’s Most Arbitrary Acts Has Finally Been Reversed
Venezuela has a chance to start loosening the grip of harsh disunity by releasing all of its political prisoners.