January 17, 2019

Translating cultures: French Caribbean history, literature and migration

From British Library On 24 September 2018, the British Library welcomed a galaxy of leading specialists to a study dayaddressing the history, literature and arts of the French Caribbean and its diaspora. The day kicked off with a comparative overview of Francophone and Anglophone Caribbean colonisation and post-war migrations by keynote speaker Professor H. Adlai Murdoch. French […]

The Editor speaks: Curiouser and curiouser

Sometimes living here in our beautiful islands it seems I am actually living in Alice’s “Wonderland”. The majority of people play by the normal everyday laws the government of the day administers. Some others that don’t, get their just deserts and are fined in accordance with the laws. Others are let off with a warning. […]

Black Issues in Philosophy: The 2019 Caribbean Philosophical Awards Winners

by Lewis R. Gordon The Caribbean Philosophical Association is pleased to announce the 2019 recipients of the association’s awards for contributions to philosophical thought, literature, and mentorship: The Frantz Fanon Lifetime Achievement Award Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz Catherine Walsh Frantz Fanon Outstanding Achievements Award Vijay Prashad Nicolás Guillén Lifetime Achievement Award Kamau Brathwaite Robin D.G. Kelley Stuart […]

The intoxicating languor of the Caribbean

From Repeating Islands WRITTEN IN 1929, PAUL MORAND’S CARIBBEAN WINTER IS FINALLY AVAILABLE IN ENGLISH. IF YOU DISREGARD THE RACISM, IT’S A TRAVELOGUE THAT’S HARD TO BEAT A review by Ian Thomson for The Spectator. Our thanks to Peter Jordens for bringing this item to our attention.Caribbean WinterPaul Morand, translated and with an introduction by Mary Gallagher […]

Decolonization without Independence: Nationalism & Assimilation in the non-sovereign Caribbean

From Repeating Islands Decolonization without Independence: Nationalism and Assimilation in the Non-Sovereign CaribbeanLecture by Grace CarringtonJanuary 16, 2019, 5:30 – 7:00 pmLecture Room 103, UCL Institute of the Americas, 51 Gordon Square, London WC1H 0PNWhile attendance at this event is free, places are limited and so booking is required to avoid disappointment.For more information, contact […]

LIFE gives Literacy gift

Cayman Islands’ LIFE gives gift of Literacy to East End Primary students From Cayman Islands Ministry of Education, Youth, Sports, Agriculture and Lands Santa made a special surprise visit to East End Primary School (EEPS) this week to present each of the school’s 92 students with two books for Christmas.  St. Nick was accompanied by […]

Tools & Craft #119: The Future of Furniture, Part 1

BY  Joel Moskowitz- From Core77 Here are four links to articles in the New York Times that set me pondering. The first says the antique furniture market is collapsing because nobody wants the old stuff, but the article gives hope for modern makers. How Low Will Market for Antiques Actually Go?. The second says nobody wants the old […]

Education Statistics in Latin America and the Caribbean

From IDB AUTHOR McMeekin, Robert W.  DATE Jan 1998 This report summarizes the results of a study of the education statistics in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC), financed by the Ford Foundation and implemented by UNESCO’s Regional Office for Education in Latin America and the Caribbean (UNESCO-Santiago). The study is based on two kinds […]

Institutions for Development: What Lies Ahead in the Caribbean?

From The Dialogue On November 14, the Inter-American Dialogue and the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) hosted an event to discuss the Bank’s newest book on the Caribbean region: “Nurturing Institutions for a Resilient Caribbean.” Opening remarks were given by Therese Turner-Jones and Moisés J. Schwartz, both economists from the IDB. These remarks were followed by […]

How Puzzles Help Your Brain Resist Dementia

From Newsmax Those Sunday crossword puzzles may not prevent the aging brain from slowing down — but they might protect it in a different way, a new study suggests. Researchers looked at the “use it or lose it” theory on brain health. The concept holds that mentally engaging activities — from reading to crosswords to […]