In this interview, Mr. Dookeran and Dr. Carlos Elias discuss the process of ‘Caribbean Convergence’. Mr. Dookeran and Dr. Carlos Elias recently edited a book called ‘Shifting The Frontiers: An Action Framework For The Future Of The Caribbean’. Below you will find a short summary of the interview. Shifting the Frontiers: Caribbean Convergence from Caribbean Country … [Read more...] about Shifting The Frontiers: Caribbean Convergence
Development is not about economic growth but rather about creating freedom, helping people flourish, and simply making them happy. This is not a new concept. The West Indies Under-19 cricket team triumphed in the World Cup earlier in the year and the senior West Indies cricket teams had outstanding victories obtaining both male and female world championships. These wins were … [Read more...] about Making People Happy
by Leah Inniss From very young I was encouraged to go to school, do well and find a good job. I got only two out of three of these right, hence my journey into entrepreneurship. I did my Bachelors of Science at the University of the West Indies, Cave Hill Campus in Biochemistry and Chemistry and went on to pursue a Masters in Pharmaceutics at the University of Hertfordshire … [Read more...] about Opportunities for Entrepreneurs – LCI Organics benefits from MIF Tourism Project
Ironically, while thoroughly entertaining myself elbow-deep in Guyanese pepper-pot, I received a work request over the weekend to address the issue of Caribbean identity. I also became aware of a heated on-going debate on our blog as to how we should define and boundary the concept of “the Caribbean” – past colonial affiliations; imaginary lines in the deep blue sea; economic … [Read more...] about What do you mean by “Caribbean” anyway?
Most will disagree, but without a doubt my favorite poem is "Love After Love" by Nobel prize winning St. Lucian author, playwright and poet, Derek Walcott. For me, it has always broached themes of individual identity, reconciliation, acceptance and of course, love of self. For reasons I cannot explain, this weekend I read it once more with an entirely separate lens - … [Read more...] about Love After Love – History & The Post-Colonial Caribbean