The Caribbean is suffering from crippling government debt, endemic crime and a middle-class brain drain that have contributed to an economic meltdown of alarming proportions.
With the US becoming an absentee superpower in the Caribbean, the Chinese are moving in.
Struggling island nations of the Caribbean have petitioned for debt relief. Jamaica’s crisis is the deepest.
An economic crisis hits the Caribbean.
Peter Phillips, Jamaica's finance minister, discusses the recent economic adjustment program with Pulitzer Center grantee and Financial Times correspondent Robin Wigglesworth.
Jamaica's economy has been stagnant for three years and was forced to restructure itself for the second time in three years. Many other Caribbean countries are also suffering.
Thanks to a long-standing campaign against Jamaica's traffic, attitudes towards road safety are improving. However, accidents still happen due to alcohol, drugs, and mobile phones.
The world's roads are still a place of carnage, with hair-raising instances of risky practices, unenforced laws and shoddy data. This quick survey of country facts also shows that progress is real.
As the world absorbs the U.S. Supreme Court's landmark rulings on gay rights Jamaican activists fight their own battle, challenging anti-sodomy laws and homophobia.
Listen to Micah Fink on the making of The Abominable Crime.
The story isn't over for Jamaica's LBGT community: Sodomy is still a crime and homophobia continues to be socially acceptable.
A month of milestones, victories, and violence in the global struggle for gay rights.
Honors for Pulitzer-supported documentary "The Abominable Crime," directed by Micah Fink.
What do you know about Jamaica beyond its reputation as a famed island paradise? Filmmaker Micah Fink, along with Maurice Tomlinson and Tom Decker, visited St. Louis classrooms to discuss.
DC premiere of "The Abominable Crime" coincides with Pulitzer Center's first week-long film festival, showcasing feature-length films and shorts. Join us for one or several screenings.
"The Abominable Crime" scores honors, audience at Belize International Film Festival.
Micah Fink's documentary on stigma and homophobia in Jamaica called "disturbing and urgent," "an outstanding film."
While the U.S. Supreme Court this week ruled in support of gay marriage, Jamaica’s Supreme Court heard arguments in the case of a gay man evicted from his home on the basis of his sexual orientation.
This April, explore the world's underreported issues through poetry.
Long a staple in the developing world, palm oil’s versatility and long shelf-life are fueling a surging demand that has turned it into a lucrative cash crop--with devastating consequences.
Documentary producer Micah Fink is running a Kickstarter campaign to raise $35,000 to finish a film on the stories of gay people in one of the most violently homophobic countries: Jamaica.
Writing is part of the digital story: examples of powerful multimedia presentations that incorporate (not just link to) good nonfiction writing.
Produced by Stephanie Guyer-Stevens and Jack Chance of Outer Voices, and Nathalie Applewhite of the Pulitzer Center, the radio documentary, "LiveHopeLove: HIV/AIDS in Jamaica" is part of Hope: Living and Loving with HIV in Jamaica, the Pulitzer Center's award-winning multimedia reporting project that chronicles poet and writer Kwame Dawes' travels to Jamaica, where he explores the experiences of people living with HIV/AIDS and examines the ways in which the disease shapes their lives.
"Hope: Living and Loving with HIV in Jamaica" is featured in a list of the top 10 web documentaries according to SubmarineChannel, a visual culture platform in Amsterdam. SubmarineChannel calls "Hope" a "beautifully-designed reporting project by poet and writer Kwame Dawes sharing testimonies from Jamaican HIV victims, with cross-media contributions pulled together in a dramatically filmic visual style."