Distinguished Trinis, Cuban Join Common Sense Convois

Two distinguished Trinidadians working abroad and a highly respected Cuban academic are among the key speakers at the upcoming Common Sense Convois.…

Happy 76th Birthday, Bertie!

Bertie Marshall, an enduring legend of pan, turns 76 today and we of the Lloyd Best Institute of the West Indies wish him good health, great times and…

De Undaunted

This acrylic drawing (5x3) ft is one of a series of seventy-three pieces by artist Leroy Clarke called EYE HAYTI… CRIES… EVERYWHERE. (2011).…

Labour’s Changing Agenda

This is no easy world for workers. Once upon a time, many did not own even their own labour. Eventually worker rebellions opened the way for trade unions…

Nkrumah, Prashad In Convois Line-up

The Common Sense Convois, organised by the Lloyd Best Institute of the West Indies in honour of its founder Lloyd Best, is shaping up to be one the…

The New Natural Gas Age

According to the recently released 2011 World Energy Outlook by the International Energy Agency (IEA), there is an emergent “golden age” for natural gas.…

Stop De Carnival?

Criticism of the Trinidad Carnival hasn't changed much in the past 100 years. The Port of Spain Gazette in 1919 described Carnival as a festival which undermined the…

Geniuses In The Homeless Kingdom Of Pan

Post 1970 , with the windfall of consciousness, many of us began to re-examine the colonial education passed down to us by men like J.O. Cutteridge about…

Media Integrity In The Dock

For those who are only now joining the story, this is a summary of what I feel are the vital issues here.…

Will The Real Revolutionaries Please Stand Up?

Last month, the Barbados government announced with much official fanfare that the signing of the 1652 Charter would be officially recognised with a series of activities making it…

Silent Revolutionary Of Art

When I left St. Lucia in 1999, I left several things unresolved and undone. In my haste to move to Trinidad I did not bid farewell…

Re-writing Indian Arrival Day

In a new book, Caribbean History: From Pre-colonial Origins to the Present, Tony Martin, Emeritus Professor of Africana Studies at Wellesley College, has made the surprising revelation that…

An American Journey

Within 48 hours of my arrival in Washington DC on October 18 last year, via Houston, Texas, I was astounded by the heavy coverage, almost on a 24-hour-a-day…

The Griot’s Tale

“Once upon a time”...begins the tale of a personal account, twenty pages short of 500, - written by Ron Ramdin, a self-made scholar, researcher, writer, preacher, lecturer with…

To Know Knowing…know

Where do Eye begin again? Eye must confess that a great part of me is inclined to say nothing about your latest work. …
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