June 29, 2009

In the Dispora..

A section of the audience at the Caricom Diaspora Forum meeting in Toronto. (Photo by Gerald Paul)

Caribbean Unity at a Crossroads

By Alissa Trotz (Editor of the In the Diaspora Column)

A capacity Caribbean audience, over 400 strong, gathered at the University of Toronto on May 8th to attend a Caricom Diaspora Public Forum, described by Michael Lashley, Consul General of Trinidad and Tobago as the “first event of its kind in all the decades since the countries of the Caribbean have moved into independence” (not entirely accurate, since if memory serves me correctly the West Indian Commission held public meetings in several diasporic cities). Inside the auditorium, the Caricom standard, the flag of the integration movement, was projected on a massive screen, surrounded by smaller flags of all the member states. Read more at Stabroek News

June 29th, 2009

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