January 25, 2020

CARICOM congratulates Haiti on anniversary of independence

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From Jamaica Observer GEORGETOWN, Guyana (CMC) — The Secretary General of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Irwin LaRocque Tuesday congratulated Haiti on its 215th anniversary of independence noting that the resilience, courage and determination of Haitians continue to be an inspiration to all. “This occasion is, indeed, cause for celebration, but it is also a timely […]

Creole Comforts and French Connections: A Case Study in Caribbean Dress

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By Philippe Halbert From The Junto In 1779, a fashion plate depicting a woman’s garment “in the creole style” was published in Paris. Consisting of a lightweight muslin gown with wrist-length sleeves, the dress was “in the style of a chemise,” the basic female undergarment of the period.[1] Worn over a petticoat, the gown was […]

Caribbean’s Hilary Beckles to Europe: ‘Clean Up Colonial Mess’

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From TeleSUR Sir Hilary Beckles, the vice-chancellor of the UWI and chairman of the Reparations Committee, argued that the visages of slavery are still current and active. Sir Hilary Beckles, chair of the Caribbean Community (Caricom) Reparations Commission has urged European governments and their institutions to come back to the region to help participate in […]

The Caribbean Theater?: Haiti and the First World War

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By Christopher Davis From Small Wars Journal Part of what separated World War I from all the previous conflicts in human history was its global scope. Though nearly all the significant battles of the war were fought in Europe, the process of imperialism and colonialism, begun long before the cataclysm of 1914, ensured that Africa, […]

Most populous countries in the Caribbean

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From Worldatlas Cuba, the Dominican Republic, and Haiti are the three Caribbean countries with the highest populations in the Caribbean. Evidence indicates that human settlement in the Caribbean existed as far back the 6th millennium BC. The discovery of ancient artifacts at sites of the Ortoiroid people in Trinidad points to this fact. By the […]

Recent Scholarship in Afro-Latin American and Caribbean Studies: A Brief Bibliography

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By Reena Goldthree From African American Intellectual History Society The past twelve months have witnessed an outpouring of new scholarship on the African Diaspora in Latin America and the Caribbean. Newly published works include fresh treatments of seminal thinkers Sylvia Wynter, George Padmore, and C.L.R. James as well as several books on longstanding topics of […]