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Child Of The Caribbean | Baroness Scotland | TEDxPortofSpain

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Baroness Scotland gives one of those rare talks that explores identity, inspiration, global politics and leadership. She teases out some of the lessons that the world can learn about living peacefully from one of the most ethnically and culturally diverse regions of the world, the Caribbean.

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Wednesday, December 17, 2014

PAN -- The Beating Heart Of Music | Kim Johnson | TEDxPortofSpain

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Kim Johnson takes us on an unlikely path into music. In his talk he explores the subtleties of the one of the worlds most motivating and inspiring movements. His insights challenge our common conceptions of musical practice and its performance.

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Thursday, December 18, 2014
Sir V.S. Naipaul Two Words

This is unusual for me. I have given readings and not lectures. I have told people who ask for lectures that I have no lecture to give. And that is true. It might seem strange that a man who has dealt in words and emotions and ideas for nearly fifty years shouldn't have a few to spare, so to speak. But everything of value about me is in my books.... Nobel Lecture December 7, 2001.

Sir V.S. Naipaul
Trinidad And Tobago Fiscal Budget Report FY2014/15

Given that the next General Election is due in 2015, most commentators predicted that the 2014/15 fiscal budget would contain the usual giveaways.
Indeed, the measures announced include a 20% increase in the minimum wage to TTD15 per hour, higher social welfare spending, and a tax amnesty...

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Tuesday, September 9, 2014
A New Frontier For Caribbean Convergence

This article elaborates, explains and analyses the notion of Caribbean Convergence. This represents a new way of thinking about integration in the region, and a potential strategy for injecting the process with new life and energy.
The article provides a twelve-point action program for...

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Friday, June 14, 2013
Caribbean Economic Performance Report -June 2014

The economic activities in the CARICOM region for 2013 were reported to be on the upswing. The estimated weighted average growth rate for the CARICOM economies increased from 1.7 per cent (2012) to 2.4 per cent in 2013.
Global economic growth slowed in 2013 to three per cent compared to 3....

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Monday, June 30, 2014
Creative Industries In The Caribbean: A New Road For Diversification And Export Growth

The present paper argues that creative industries provide an avenue for economic diversification and export growth for the Caribbean.
Creative industries have become a new engine of growth and development in the world economy. This dynamic sector, which ranges from traditional arts to...

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Monday, July 2, 2012
The African Presence In The Pre-Emancipation Trinidad Carnival

The history of the Trinidad Carnival in the 19th century is a continuous process of transgression by which two separate and distinct festivals occupying the same festive space became creolised into the one Carnival which we celebrate annually.
It is generally assumed that pre-emancipation...

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Friday, April 30, 2010
UWI Today -March 2014

All Things New in the Month of March!
Around the world, since man first started counting months on a calendar, March has signalled a season of awakening, of renewal. For us here in Trinidad & Tobago, we have traditionally welcomed in the Lenten season of self-imposed restraint.
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Sunday, March 30, 2014
Caribbean Competitiveness -March 2014

Thomas Friedman (New York Times Columnist) argues “your ability to act on your imagination is going to be so decisive in driving your future and the standard of living of your country. So the school, the state, the country that empowers, nurtures, enables imagination among its students and...

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Tuesday, April 1, 2014

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