Trade as engine of economic growth for Africa and the Caribbean

An edited address to the 2022 Carib News business conference on November, 18, 2022. The conference theme to “look at the impact and development market in Africa, the Caribbean and the emerging market of people of colour in the United States” fits admirably within the objectives of the Institute for Africa-Caribbean Advocacy, which seeks to… Continue reading Trade as engine of economic growth for Africa and the Caribbean

Kwame Dawes speaks on Africa-Caribbean advocacy and history as future

For Jamaican poet and writer Professor Kwame Dawes, the past is not just a signpost to the future but is actually the future that must be faced. This is more so for Africa and people of African descent in the diaspora, he says. “I recently learned that there is an indigenous community in Bolivia for… Continue reading Kwame Dawes speaks on Africa-Caribbean advocacy and history as future

Lamming’s Caribbean Voice and Vision Must Live On

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How Britain Underdeveloped the Caribbean

Professor Sir Hilary Beckles launches new book unmasking Europe’s legacy of plunder and poverty.

Internationally acclaimed Economic Historian, Social Justice and Minority Empowerment Activist, Professor Sir Hilary Beckles, launched his latest publication on February 25. The new book, How Britain Underdeveloped the Caribbean: A Reparation Response to Europe’s Legacy of Plunder and Poverty, explores how successive governments have systematically suppressed economic development in their former colonies and have refused to accept responsibility for the debt and development support they owe the Caribbean.

Published by The UWI Press, the book, is a continuation of the ground-breaking work Sir Hilary began in Britain’s Black Debt: Reparations for Caribbean Slavery and Native Genocide.

Read the full article here.

PJ Patterson warns of the G20 running the world at the detriment of Africa and the Caribbean

Former Jamaican Prime Minister P. J. Patterson, during a wide-ranging interview on CaribNation TV to discuss the PJ Patterson Centre for Africa-Caribbean Advocacy, issued an ominous warning about the role of the G20 making decisions that determine the fate of developing countries without full participation in their discussions by representatives of the developing world. According to Mr. Patterson, the G20 taking decisions outside of the multilateral system is fraught with danger. 
Read the full article by Ambassador Curtis A. Ward here.