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Trinidad & Tobago, Jamaica: Rex Nettleford & Today's Thinkers

“It was undoubtedly a pleasure to hear from one of the few great Caribbean minds–with the recent passing of Lloyd Best, their numbers are even fewer now, and needed no less than ever. Yet it occurred to me…that these minds are almost to a person of an older generation.” Attending a lecture by Jamaican scholar Professor Rex Nettleford leads Jonathan Ali to wonder, “Where are the great scholars and thinkers of today?

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  • […] Trinidad & Tobago, Jamaica: Rex Nettleford & Today?s Thinkers – “It was undoubtedly a pleasure to hear from one of the few great Caribbean minds–with the recent passing of Lloyd Best, their numbers are even fewer now, and needed no less than ever. Yet it occurred to me…that these minds are almost to a person of an older generation.” Attending a lecture by […]Jamaica: Worst Test Cricket Loss in 50 Years – “Sometimes I wonder if we should just drop cricket like we’re dropping the sugar industry. Both are vestiges of colonialism. But I dare not say this aloud…’cause, unlike the sugar industry, cricket swims in our very blood.” Jamaican Leon Robinson is disappointed in the West Indies’ performance against England. One Caribbean; Many Identities? – Calypsonian Lord Nelson once sang, “all ah we is one family”. Optimists in the Caribbean may well agree with these words, but the reality is that if you were to describe Caribbean states as a family, you would have to call it a complex unit – and one in which there is much sibling rivalry. Trinidadian blogger Karel Mc Intosh discusses the intricate subject of Caribbean unity with Jamaicans Geoffrey Philp and Francis Wade and Guyanese blogger Media Critic.Jamaica: Thank You, Miss Lou – “Miss Lou in her life and poetry had many things to teach us. And she taught in a way that only the best teachers can—without us knowing.” Geoffrey Philp pays tribute to a Jamaican cultural icon. Jamaica: Requests for Proposal – “Only recently have I come to understand why my stomach churns and I politely demur, when I am told that several companies will be bidding on a solution”: Jamaican Francis Wade reveals why he runs away from Requests For Proposal. […]

  • Latoya James

    What does the text “Vision and voluntarism” means to you?

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