Daily Archives: 09/04/2014

A lively and successful West Indian Carnival in Brooklyn – by Francis Quamina Farrier

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The Television Weather Forecasters had predicted rainfall, but that did not happen and the 2014 West Indian Labour Day Carnival in Brooklyn, New York, which was another success.
However, this article is not intended to give all the details about the spectacular event. This article is also not intended to give praise to the New York Metropolitan Police for the splendid job they did. There was one particular officer who I noticed, who was so professional, assisting revelers with their queries, and being a real professional and good cop who was living the motto of the police of “To Serve and Protect”, that I just had to go and let him know. He was very receptive and thanked me for sharing with him how I felt. But that is not what this article is all about.

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History Provides the Blueprint – Dr Eric Williams of Trinidad/Tobago – Full Documentary video


“History Provides the Blueprint” explores the life of Dr. Eric E. Williams and the legacy of the Eric Williams Memorial Collection (EWMC).
Dr. Williams was the first Afro-Caribbean to graduate from Oxford with a Ph.D. in 1938. Author of the still controversial book “Capitalism and Slavery”, this scholar-turned-statesman became the first prime minister of the twin-island Caribbean nation of Trinidad and Tobago. His contribution in establishing a nation out of its British colonial roots, and in valuing the role of national education remain two of his many significant imprints.
The EWMC is the Anglophone Caribbean’s first-ever research library, archives and museum.
The full video’s inaugural screening on September 25, 2008 – which would have been Dr. Williams’ 97th birthday – was the highlight of the EWMC fundraising event, “Decade of Achievement: 1998 – 2008.” It was held in St. Augustine, Trinidad and Tobago, West Indies.  See video link below:…. Continue reading