Month: November 2009

Women on Trial II: Towards a Just Criminal Justice System

Women activists and feminists have pointed to the way in which women are and have been treated before the courts for criminal offences. In her feminist analysis of the criminal trial process in Canada, and which has relevance for the Caribbean, Marguerite Russell examines various aspects of the criminal justice system. She specifically highlights the …

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About Judith Soares

Judith Soares, PhD, is the head of the University of the West Indies' Women and Development Unit.

The Cure from the Sea

As the Caribbean grapples with its biggest decline in tourism, in sails Royal Caribbean International’s behemoth, Oasis of the Seas, with its mega proportions and economic promise. But is this a sailing knight in shining armour or just another wooden horse? There are many who think that the Caribbean building its economy on tourism is …

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Mark Lee

About Mark Lee

Editor, author and writer with career spanning print, radio, television and new media.

Women on Trial: Towards a Just Criminal Justice System – Part 1

It is not uncommon for the criminal justice system in the Caribbean to be questioned. Too often we hear that there is one law for the rich and one for the poor, one law for whites and browns and one for blacks, one law for men and none for women. This thinking results from the …

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About Judith Soares

Judith Soares, PhD, is the head of the University of the West Indies' Women and Development Unit.

Sliver of Childhood

Sometimes a faint, unyielding redolence – announced by earth and sky – preceded rain and mingled aroma of my mother’s cooking. Symphony of raindrops married sound of bubbling, delicious fare. In not too few afternoons my mother hummed some tune, my grandmother too, seated in her red and blue armchair, silvery hair calling from beneath …

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Mark Lee

About Mark Lee

Editor, author and writer with career spanning print, radio, television and new media.

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