Tings an’ Times compiles observation, analysis, and opinions on current events of the Caribbean region with the aim of fostering discussion, particularly, on the dynamics of people, culture, drugs, and money that flow through the Caribbean waters. Like the great dub poet Linton Kwesi Johnson (left),whose 1991 album gives this blog its name, we will attempt to uncover truth and incite discussion as a way of documenting and better understanding our world.
Madeleine Bair is a journalist and a native of Oakland, California. She has worked as a waitress, a music promoter, a public radio producer, and youth radio instructor at Chicago’s bilingual community radio station, RadioArte. She is currently finishing a masters in International Studies and Journalism at UC Berkeley.