October 14, 2019

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

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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 […]

Caribbean ‘frontier societies’ like St Vincent are defined by the ever-present interplay between the civilised and the wild

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By Philip Nanton From LSE Historical shifts and contemporary changes in St Vincent and the Grenadines reveal how the frontier between the wild and the civilised is ever-present and continually shifting in the Caribbean and beyond. Colonisers once recoiled from untameable peoples and landscapes, as did the establishment from “out of control” self-organising religious movements like the […]

Travelling Caribbean Art Exhibition

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National Gallery’s Assistant Curator and Artist Simon Tatum Featured in Travelling Caribbean Art Exhibition To coincide with the opening of the International Museums Conference (7-10 November 2018), which was jointly hosted by Museums Association of the Caribbean, the University of the West Indies and the EU-LAC Museums Project, the Barbados Museum & Historical Society presented […]

The View From Europe: Future proofing the Caribbean

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By David Jessop From Barbados Advocate If like me, you listen regularly to the BBC World Service, you may have heard a recent item about an extraordinary leap forward in technology which, over time, could lead to clothes and even shoes being produced using a domestic 3D printer. Although the idea it is still at […]

The View from Europe: The new masters of the universe

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By David Jessop From Caribbean News Now It is far from easy to separate fact from fiction when it comes to recent allegations about the effect that big data may have had on Caribbean democracy. This is because it is difficult to determine whether the harvesting and use of personal information by Cambridge Analytica, Aggregate […]

The Cayman Islands National Gallery celebrates 20 Years

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This year marks The National Gallery of the Cayman Islands (NGCI) 20th Anniversary. Over the past two decades, the country’s leading public visual arts organization has welcomed over a quarter of a million visitors, produced countless world class exhibitions, and provided up to 60 monthly educational programmes for the community. Throughout this time the organization […]

The view from Europe: Puerto Rico – an island apart

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By David Jessop From Caribbean News Now On October 2, two of the world’s leading humanitarian relief agencies, Oxfam and Save the Children, felt it necessary to speak out about the inadequate US federal response to the emerging disaster in Puerto Rico. They observed that much more action was needed and that children’s lives were […]

PETER WICKHAM: The French vote

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By PETER WICKHAM, From Nation News Barbados The French electoral process is naturally less familiar to us in the Anglophone Caribbean; however, the electoral system and this particular election should intrigue us for several reasons. Significantly, the process is reflective of a polity that is one of the oldest republics in the world, which attempts […]

The View from Europe: Action needed to address Caribbean cyber security

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By David Jessop From The Barbados Advocate Just over a week ago Google, Facebook, Amazon, Twitter, Netflix, Visa and many more premium providers of global web services, temporarily went offline. This was because they had indirectly suffered the effects of a Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attack on Dyn, a largely unknown intermediary that enables […]

The View from Europe: The changing face of the Caribbean

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By David Jessop From Caribbean News Now Over the next ten years it is likely that the ways in which we all think about the Caribbean will change radically. Oil and gas discoveries in countries once seen as being at the margins of the region; deep water ports offering close access to the enlarged Panama […]