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 LLRX -- Guide to Caribbean Law Research
In the Commonwealth Caribbean (except Guyana), the Judicial Council of the Privy Council is the final court of Appeal.
In the Eastern Caribbean recognition is given to the regional court known as the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court.
The Caribbean Law Bulletin and Caribbean Law Bulletin are both current journals published by faculty members of the Faculty of Law, University of The West Indies, Cave Hill Campus.
www.llrx.com /features/caribbean.htm   (1465 words)

 Postcolonial Literature of the Caribbean, A Pathfinder
In this postcolonial era, the culture of Caribbean societies still bear historical, political, linguistic, and cultural influences of colonization, and postcolonial theories are being utilized to develop critical frameworks by which to understand the impact of these influences on contemporary forms of cultural expression which have developed in the Caribbean.
Caribbean authors of the postcolonial era have written important works which reflect the experience of slavery, cultural oppression, colonization, and the complex relationships which developed between the colonized and the colonizer.
In studying the postcolonial Caribbean and its literature, researching the history of discovery, slavery, imperialism, colonization, and independence movements in the Caribbean is an important foundation for a critical analysis of its art, literature and culture.
www.albany.edu /~es1422/Pathfinder.html   (4399 words)

 International Links about Climate
The project was developed by the Caribbean Community in order to reduce barriers to the increased use of renewable energy thus reducing the dependence on fossil fuels while contributing to the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions.
The Caribbean Meteorological Institute was established in 1967 by the member states of the Caribbean Meteorological Organization (CMO).
A dynamic Caribbean Association of Electric Utilities and Energy Service Providers that works to build the efficiency and viability of its members and to support their efforts at improving the quality of life of Caribbean peoples, by delivering products and services that are relevant, cost-effective and of the highest quality.
www.climate.org /topics/links/internat_links_caribbean.shtml   (970 words)

 Caribbean Poetry -- Nation Language
Although English is the official national language of many islands in the Caribbean, the people who live in the Caribbean speak in something other than the standard norm.
We also have what we call creole English, which is a mixture of English and an adaptation that English took in the new environment of the Caribbean when it became mixed with the other imported languages.
But this very submergence served an interesting interculturative purpose, because although people continued to speak English as it was spoken in Elizabethan times and on through the Romantic and Victorian ages, that English was, nonetheless, still being influenced by the underground language, the submerged language that the slaves had brought.
www.courses.vcu.edu /ENG-snh/Caribbean/Barbados/Caribbean/lanuage.htm   (1083 words)

 BBC - Radio4 - Routes of English - Series4 - Caribbean
The cricket ground in the West Indies illustrates the marriage of English and Caribbean cultures.
English arrived with settlers in the 1620's and the first West African slaves were imported to work on the sugar plantations a generation later.
He believes that English and Creole are of equal importance, although he does admit that he generally thinks in English.
www.bbc.co.uk /radio4/routesofenglish/storysofar/programme4_3.shtml   (393 words)

 New Zealand English - Facts, Information, and Encyclopedia Reference article
New Zealand English is close to Australian English in pronunciation, but has several subtle differences often overlooked by people from outside these countries.
Many local everyday words are not English at all, being traditional Māori language names for local flora, fauna, and the natural environment, and some other Māori words have made their way into the vernacular.
Recent linguistic research has suggested that this trait comes from dialects of English spoken by lower-class English people in the late 19th century, though why it persisted in New Zealand while disappearing from Australia is not known.
www.startsurfing.com /encyclopedia/n/e/w/New_Zealand_English_3b82.html   (4407 words)

 International Englishes
Creole Languages of the Caribbean Area: A Comparison of the Grammar of Jamaican Creole with Those of the Creole Languages of Haiti, the Antilles, the Guianas, the Virgin Islands, and the Dutch West Indies.
Caribbean Creolization: Reflections on the Cultural Dynamics of Language Literature, and Identity.
Caribbean Language Issues, Old and New: Papers in Honour of Professor Mervyn Alleyne on the Occasion of His Sixtieth Birthday.
www.wright.edu /~martin.kich/IntEng/Caribbean.htm   (486 words)

 English-speaking Caribbean: no return to executions - The Wire - June2002 - Amnesty International
Sister Helen Prejean, author of Dead Man Walking, was speaking as a member of an AI delegation which toured Jamaica and Trinidad and Tobago in April.
Many politicians present public opinion as being 100 per cent in favour of executions but the delegation found this not to be the case.
The delegates launched a new AI report* which shows that the judicial systems of the English-speaking Caribbean fall short of international standards governing the imposition of capital punishment.
web.amnesty.org /web/wire.nsf/June2002/Caribbean   (610 words)

 Latin American and Caribbean Library - Caribbean
Association of Caribbean University, Research and Institutional Libraries (ACURIL) - An organization formed to provide "close cooperation among university and research libraries in the region." English.
Caribbean Studies Press - Online imprint which focuses on the Caribbean and its diaspora.
Caribbean Religions Project - "The Caribbean Religions Project is an interdisciplinary, collaborative research project designed to identify, describe and analyze Caribbean religious phenomena from a Caribbean perspective."
www.library.uiuc.edu /lat/countrylinks/caribbean.html   (298 words)

 GlobaLex - Guide to Caribbean Law Research
There is a proposed Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ), which will be a court of last resort for member states of the Caribbean Community.
Most of the Commonwealth Caribbean countries are also signatory to other international treaties, such as those of the United Nations, Organization of American States (OAS), and Commonwealth of Nations.
The Caribbean Law Review and Caribbean Law Bulletin are both current journals published by faculty members of the Faculty of Law, University of The West Indies, Cave Hill Campus.
www.nyulawglobal.org /globalex/Caribbean.htm   (2051 words)

 Polyrhythm and the Caribbean
In the introduction to his Dictionary of Caribbean English Usage, Richard Allsopp charts the difficulties and problematics of lexiconography in the Anglophone Caribbean.
As these samples will show, this aspect of Caribbean English presents a problem in the quantity of French Creole loans in free operation especially in St Lucia, so that a limitation, to a large extent subjective, had to be put on their selection for entry into this Dictionary.
Irish influence, through the early 'barbadoesing' (a unique place-name verb in the English language) of post-Cromwellian bond-servants and their being quartered next to slaves, played the particular role of distinguishing Barbadian pronunciation of English; and ultimately from that base Irish English played a wider lexical role, especially in idiomatic input, in general Caribbean English.
www.postcolonialweb.org /caribbean/themes/rhythm/language2.html   (657 words)

 Amazon.ca: The Dictionary of Caribbean English Usage: Books: Richard Allsopp,Jeannette Alsopp   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Caribbean English is an exceptionally rich dialect, evocative and vivid.
To be in "goat-heaven" is to be in a state of bliss, but to have "goat-mouth" is a nasty business, similar to giving the evil eye.
Even if you've no Caribbean ties, are conducting no Caribbean research, and planning no Caribbean vacation, the dictionary is worth the price solely for its grand browsing pleasure.
www.amazon.ca /Dictionary-Caribbean-English-Usage/dp/0198661525   (499 words)

 Foreign language education in post-colonial English speaking Caribbean Journal of Instructional Psychology - Find ...
In discussing foreign language education in post-colonial Caribbean countries this article looks into what was the status of language teaching during the colonial era, the present teaching practices and finally makes suggestions for the improving the teaching and learning of foreign languages in the region.
Most of the countries in the English speaking Caribbean received their independence in the 1960s.
Even foreign languages were not spared this British influence since most of the schools were modeled after the British system and offered what was known as a classical education, with the advanced study of Latin and Greek.
www.findarticles.com /p/articles/mi_m0FCG/is_3_29/ai_91707795   (1083 words)

 Society for Caribbean Linguistics - FAQs
It would sound decidedly odd to Caribbean ears to say "I'm a Caribbean living in the Caribbean." 'Caribbean' is never used as a noun by Caribbean people in the Caribbean to describe or refer to themselves, and is in fact considered strange, and/or viewed negatively as non-standard usage.
Most Caribbean varieties of English are as old as Early Modern English, the period in the history of English (1500-1700) when Modern English began to undergo standardisation.
English was often negatively compared to Latin and French (even up to recently), and some felt that English did not have the expressive power of French, or the scientific authority of Latin.
www.scl-online.net /scllanguage_home_en.php?id=4   (5587 words)

 Caribbean Policy Development Centre
It has lobbied regional and international governments on behalf of the sections of the Caribbean populations whose voices are less heard.
CPDC advocates for the total forgiveness of the Caribbean's external debt and a proportional increase in social spending to improve the quality of life of marginalized people.
The CPDC was established in 1991 to sensitize NGOs and the public on key policy issues and to impact policy makers on decisions which put the interests of Caribbean people at the center of the Caribbean development strategy.
www.caribbeanngos.net /member_profile_pages/CS1   (344 words)

 Caribbean Environment Programme (CEP) - celebrating 25 years in 2006 — Caribbean Environment Programme   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
The CEP is managed by and for the diverse Caribbean nations and territories under a legal and programmatic framework they created in 1981 called the Caribbean Action Plan.
The Action Plan led to the 1983 adoption of the Convention for the Protection and Development of the Marine Environment of the Wider Caribbean Region (Cartagena Convention).
The Caribbean Regional Co-ordinating Unit (CAR/RCU) located in Kingston, Jamaica was created in 1986 and serves as Secretariat to the CEP.
www.cep.unep.org   (224 words)

 Caribbean Language
Amazon.com - Caribbean English is an exceptionally rich dialect, evocative and vivid.
Book Description: "Broken English:" The Creole Language of Carriacou is the first attempt to document--from a linguistic and anthropological perspective--the variety of Creole English spoken on the island, Carriacou.
It is a small island in the Eastern Caribbean between Grenada and St. Vincent, which has long been of interest to anthropologists and musicologists due to its relative isolation and the richness of its African-American cultural traditions.
www.caribbeaninspired.com /caribbean/books/caribbean-language.htm   (464 words)

 HIV/AIDS and Children in the English Speaking Caribbean
The HIV/AIDS epidemic in the Caribbean is second in magnitude to that in Sub-Saharan Africa.
Care and support for adolescents and children living with HIV/AIDS is a major challenge when few of the Caribbean countries have orphanages for these individuals where there is still stigma and discrimination to the disease.
This book is intended to break the silence about AIDS in the Caribbean and focus attention on the issues, needs, perspectives, policies, research, and responses to the epidemic.
www.aegis.com /pubs/books/2002/BK021129.html   (443 words)

 CD Baby: BROKEN ENGLISH: The Caribbean Cruz
BROKEN ENGLISH, founded by Javier Muniz and Ishmael Huggins, has a lengthy track record of packed houses and deliriously-satisfied audiences throughout Santa Cruz, San Francisco, the Monterey Peninsula, and several points around Northern California.
CARIBBEAN CRUZ now brings the feeling home, for the greater enjoyment of the American and worldwide listening public.
Such is the power of BROKEN ENGLISH that this landmark debut album includes the talents of three authentic Cuban prodigies from the Cuban Band "Charanga Habanera"-- pianist TIRSO DUARTE, bassist RANDOLF CHACON and timbale player YULIEN OBLEDO.
www.cdbaby.com /cd/brokenenglish   (264 words)

 SCL Frequently Asked Questions
'Caribbean' is never used as a noun by Caribbean people in the Caribbean to describe or refer to themselves, and is in fact considered odd, and/or viewed negatively as non-standard usage.
Anglophone Caribbean people call themselves 'West Indians' or 'Caribbean people'; francophone Caribbean people call themselves 'antillais'; hispanophone Caribbean people call themselves 'caribeños', and Dutch-speaking Caribbean people call themselves 'Caraïbisch' or 'Antillean' in English (this is subject to correction!).
Up to the 1960s, since anglophone Caribbean territories began to gain independence from 1962 onward, most varieties of Caribbean English were identified with British English, because of politics, and despite linguistic differences (some conservative, some progressing in different directions).
www.scl-online.net /faq.html   (5724 words)

 Caribbean - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Caribbean Programme for Economic Competitiveness (CPEC), Saint Lucia [1]
Caribbean Regional Negotiating Machinery (CRNM), Barbados and Dominican Republic [8]
Caribbean Telecommunications Union (CTU), Trinidad and Tobago [9]
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Caribbean   (1093 words)

 Prospects for Service Exports
The intended audience is policy-makers in the countries covered by the report, namely: Antigua and Barbuda, Barbados, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Guyana, Jamaica, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, and Trinidad and Tobago.
English-speaking Caribbean manufacturing, tourism, and other service firms that rely on intermediate service inputs, such as information and systems management services, would benefit from development of an internationally competitive service sector in the region.
The countries of the English-speaking Caribbean, however, will have to address difficult issues constraining development of the service export sector, and private sector in general, in order to realize these prospects.
www.worldbank.org /html/lac/cgced/export.htm   (2264 words)

 Polyrhythm and the Caribbean
Although many words in the Anglophone Caribbean have their source in the influence of different imperial powers clashing together (as in St. Lucia, which went back and forth between French and British control at least fourteen times), Allsopp looks elsewhere for roots of this version of English.
As a cross-referencing exercise in the labelling of the Caribbean ecology and the idioms of the regional life-style, as a record, through the large availability of citations of the sameness-with-differences in the historical and social background to the wide spread of Caribbean literature, Caribbean lexicography is equipped to function as a cultural agent.
The expansion of the Indic sub-culture in the mainstream of Caribbean culture is, however, relatively on a much larger scale and wider spread, especially in the Eastern Caribbean, and this is reflected in the Dictionary.
www.postcolonialweb.org /caribbean/themes/rhythm/language3.html   (1154 words)

 UPR RP English Department - Students' Resources & Archives: Caribbean Studies
A Washington DC-based non-profit organization established in 1993, dedicated to research, policy analysis, and education with a focus on issues that impact the Caribbean and Caribbean diaspora.
An initiative of the Program on Latin America and the Caribbean at the Social Science Research Council (SSRC) designed to promote research and to strengthen mechanisms for transnational intellectual dialogue about contemporary social processes and cultural practices in the Americas.
Founded in 1997 by a group of concerned Caribbeanists, the Virtual Institute of Caribbean Studies (VICS) is an independent, New Jersey (USA) based internet forum committed to stimulate, coordinate, and disseminate research on various topics relevant to the development of Caribbean peoples at home and abroad.
humanidades.uprrp.edu /ingles/students/resources/resources-carib.htm   (1355 words)

 INGL 3318 Literature of the English-Speaking Caribbean
Caribbean novelists, short story writers, poets and playwrights of the 20th century who write in English.
In this course we will study the major themes and authors of the English-speaking Caribbean including the recurring concerns of identity and social protest, while placing the readings in their essential cultural context.
Objectives include gaining a general knowledge of the literature of the English-speaking Caribbean including its major themes and cultural and historical context.
academic.uprm.edu /kkelley/id3.htm   (382 words)

 BBCCaribbean.com | News Index
Liat and Caribbean Star are to begin operating a joint schedule from February 1, as they move closer to a union.
Trade between the two nations is actually improving
Fire in their bellies: Do Caribbean leaders have it?
www.bbc.co.uk /caribbean   (114 words)

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