Yo Soy Fidel: A reflection

I arrived in Havana, Cuba, on the evening of Sunday, December 4. Earlier that day Fidel Castro’s ashes had been privately interred at Santa Ifigenia cemetery in Santiago de Cuba.

Fidel Castro, Cuba, and our Caribbean Dream

By D Alissa Trotz Alissa Trotz is Editor of the In the Diaspora Column I was up at 12.34 am on Sunday morning when I received word that Fidel Castro, 90 years old, had died in Havana.

A Haitian Psychomachia

By Matthew J. Smith Matthew J. Smith is Professor of Caribbean History, UWI-Mona.

Hurricane Matthew in Haiti: Looking Beyond the Disaster Narrative

By Mark Schuller This column was first published on Common Dreams (www.commondreams.org) on Wednesday October 5th, 2016 Mark Schuller is Associate Professor of at Northern Illinois University and affiliate at the Faculté d’Ethnologie, l’Université d’État d’Haïti.

Encounters with Mittelholzer

By Samuel Braithwaite   Samuel Brathwaite is a lecturer in the Department of Economics, the University of the West Indies, Mona   Introduction In May of this year, I was asked by Prof.

The squandering of riches or the successful shaping of self?

By George Mentore   George Mentore teaches anthropology at the University of Virginia   I have three broad questions to discuss, each arising from the recent attempt by the Government of Guyana to relocate the Walter Roth Museum — an administrative effort which, I have to say, appears far more reflective of engorged political muscles unaware of the consequences of its ponderous movements, than the rational choice of a well-informed leadership. 

CARICOM must not retreat

  By Wendy Grenade   Dr. Wendy C. Grenade is a Grenadian who is a Lecturer in Political Science and the Deputy Dean (Outreach), Faculty of Social Sciences, the University of the West Indies (UWI), Cave Hill Campus.

Why I will never celebrate Indian Arrival Day

By Rajiv Mohabir   Rajiv Mohabir, author of The Taxidermist’s Cut, is an award winning poet and translator who currently teaches poetry and composition at the University of Hawai’i where he is pursuing his PhD in English.