The gulf between dream and reality is widening

The Caribbean is not short of ideas. Week after week, meetings take place; reports are published; regional initiatives are announced; speeches are made, columns written, and papers presented. From time to time, the region’s elder statesmen speak from experience, with passion and eloquence about the role of Caribbean identity.

Despite this, the thoughts are not embraced, the words go unactioned, the concept of region as a unified entity diminishes, and the gulf between the dream and reality is widening.

The easy answer as to why, would be to say that this is a natural response to the challenge of the post 2007-08 downward spiral of  …..To continue reading, login or subscribe now.

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