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Christophine and Tia

“Everyone knows that the colonial world was a haven for the godly, a refuge for the oppressed, a challenge to the adventurous and the last resort of scoundrels. ” (A. E Smith, Colonists in Bondage: White Servitude and Convict Labour) The history and legacy of slavery is deeply intertwined within British colonial history, and is […]

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Rex Nettleford

Before starting to discuss the relations between the modern day phenomenon called GLOBLIZATION and its effects on/influence over Caribbean identity from a cultural perspective, an appreciation of the history of this region is critical to a fuller understanding of the contemporary realities and challenges. The entire Caribbean shares a common history, spanning over five centuries, […]

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English, Spanish, French, Dutch, Papiamento

What are we? Who are we? Where are we going? These are the questions that plague us. Christopher Columbus’ error in geography left us with the term “West Indies”. He decided that since he was planning on going to India anyway he would just give wherever he landed that name anyway in an effort to […]

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Origin of Bananas

Bananas are said to be currently the world’s third most popular fruit and evidence shows could be the oldest cultivated crop (Langdon 18). The tropical fruit is believed to have originated and first domesticated in Southeast Asia estimated around 5000 BC (Langdon 18). Due to how difficult reproducing the seedless banana plant is, the distribution […]

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