Construction Of Inclusive, Culturally Diverse And Environmentally Responsible Societies In Latin America And The Caribbean
Call For Applications For Research Funding From The ALBA Cultural Fund
The ALBA Cultural Fund has issued a call for applications for funding of research projects on the building of inclusive, culturally diverse and environmentally responsible societies in Latin America and the Caribbean; with an emphasis on projects that generate theory from a critical analysis of the realities of the region. Researchers may be from both ALBA and non-ALBA member countries. Applications for research grants of up to $5,000 will be considered. Details are provided in the attached documents. For further information contact Ambassador Joan Underwoo,Office of the Prime Minister, Government of Antigua and Barbuda. email firstname.lastname@example.org
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The New World, the inspiration of Lloyd Best in 1957, was a loosely organized grouping of intellectuals, educators, cultural workers, writers and activists mainly from the Anglophone Caribbean or with Caribbean origins and interests…
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Measure of a Man–Professor Barry Chevannes Clyde McKenzie
Barry Chevannes, God’s Gentle Activist Jean Lowrie-Chin
Passing of Prof Chevannes Jamaica Gleaner
Shock at Prof Chevannes’s sudden passing Jamaica Observer
Farewell Beautiful Spirit Jamaica Observer
Goodbye, my Mentor and Friend Hume Johnson
The Thought of New World, edited by Brian Meeks and Norman Girvan, was launched on October 1st and 14th 2010 at the UWI Mona and St Augustine.We publish here the reviews and remarks by by Michael Witter,, Annita Montoute and Norman Girvan at the two launchings;, and an open letter to the co-editors from James Millette with the responses from Brian and Norman.
Click here for, Long Live Independent Thought! Reflections by Norman Girvan
Haga click aquí para , ¡Viva el pensamiento independiente! (versión en español)
Cliquez ici pour, , Vive la pensée indépendante ! (la version franí§aise)
Click here for, Towards a New Ferment, review by Michael Witter
Click here for, Reflections by Annita Montoute
Click here for, Open Letter from James Millette and exchanges with Brian and Norman
Or why every school child in the English speaking Caribbean should be taken to see the Citadel in Cap HaitienResponse on the occasion of a book launch of Essays on the Theory of Plantation Economy: A Historical and Institutional Approach to Caribbean Economic Development, by Lloyd Best and Kari Polanyi Levitt.
It is exceptional for a book to take 45 years from its conception in 1964 to its publication in 2009. Plantation economy was conceived in the university flats on St John’s Road in St Augustine, over a long weekend of brainstorming between myself, Lloyd, and Alistair McIntyre, who came by as often as his duties in the university permitted...
Essays on the Theory of Platation Economy, by Lloyd Best and Kari Polanyi Levitt, (University of the West Indies Press, 2009) was recently launched at an event on the St. Augustine Campus of the University of the West Indies. Present among the large gathering was co-author Kari Polanyi Levitt, Emerita Professor of Economics at McGill Universty, who recently received an Honorary Doctorate from the U.W.I. Reproduced here are the remarks by Bryan Khan, a recent economics graduate of the U.W.I., St Augustine.
On February 25th 2010, the University of the West Indies celebrated the launch of the much anticipated – Essays On The Theory of Plantation Economy – by Lloyd Best and Kari Levitt. This publication, some four decades in the making, marks a distinct moment in the timeline of Caribbean academia..
I decided to wait until all the comments on my paper Port of Spain Declaration: A Critical Analysis were posted before making a global response. Four comments were received – those by Norman and Yash in this exchange and two others – by Wendy Lee and Margaret Gill – (Wendy’s contribution is posted on the website, Margaret’s is not) in two separate, parallel e-mail exchanges. Notwithstanding the several important points made by Norman and Yash (which I discuss below), it is my opinion that only Wendy’s and Margaret’s contribution grasped the essential issue involved – sustainable development.
Wendy posed the crucially important question “How can we get decision-makers to absorb and act on the information that is so readily available about sustainable development IMPERATIVES, including critical ecological requirements, instead of pursuing the same old false, unjust and unsustainable models?” Margaret identified another key aspect (one that I explored in the paper) – how do we inform and educate the Caricom public on that essential issue.
ACE the Association of Caribbean Economists was founded in the mid 1980s, at the height of the neoliberal resurgence . ACE’s founding mission was to critique structural adjustment, and to formulate alternative, people oriented development strategies for the Caribbean. Pan Caribbean cooperation across language areas and political systems/status would be a means to this end..