Small tropical islands, separated by vast oceans, our collective Caribbean culture and lifestyles have been defined by our geographical location as well as a history of Amerindian settlement, European colonialism, slavery, indentured immigration, American imperialism and Independence.

However, with the emergence and rampant dominance of social media usage across the region, the definition is again evolving. Individualism is what Caribbean youth crave - with preferences in Style, Art, Food, Relationships, Religion, Music, Occupation and Sexual Orientation now shaped by global influence. What we are experiencing may be the beginning of a Caribbean renaissance - of sorts.

Mean Streets, produced by Spectrum Lifestyle, is a series of digital shorts that documents and explores the current evolution of modern Caribbean culture.

Please view the first part of the series.

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