IDEOLOGICAL FOUNDATIONS AND DEVELOPMENT EXPECTATIONS OF CARIBBEAN REGIONALISM
About the Book
Foci of publications This publication is intended to be an invaluable tool to the avid researcher on Caribbean regionalism and related subjects. The range of papers presented, probe areas such as the institutional development of one of the most enduring economic integration systems in the international community, the workings of its major institutions and indeed its very survival. The importance of record keeping to the survival of any institution or major grouping is the message that permeates this volume given its role in enabling an understanding of our past and in the holistic development and preservation of the region’s cultural identity.
About the Author
Professor Sir Kenneth Hall is a statesman, academic, prolific writer and advocate of the Caribbean Integration Movement. He served as Pro-Chancellor and Principal of the University of the West Indies, Mona, and earlier as Deputy Secretary-General of the Caribbean Community Secretariat. During the 10 years, he spent at UWI (1996-2006) He has been credited for the implementation of several policies which lead to a significant transformation in academic programmes, physical infrastructure and student relations on the Campus. As a prolific writer, Professor Sir Kenneth Hall has authored and edited a plethora of works including. The Caribbean Community in Transition, Maritime and Border Issues in CARICOM, Production Integration in CARICOM: From Theory to Action. He was appointed Governor-General of Jamaica in 2016 where he used his office to build a national consensus on issues such as youth and education. Myrtle Veronica Chuck-A-Sang is the Managing Director of the INTEGRATIONIST. she served as Director of the National Accreditation Council, Guyana. Formerly the Project Director of the UWI-CARICOM she has produced a Skills Assessment study of key human resources available within the partner institutions. Myrtle Chuck-A-sang has co-edited with Professor Sir Kenneth Hall, more than forty books on a range of issues of regional significance and is one of the executive producers of a defining documentary on Caribbean Integration as well as the editor of the Integration Quarterly. She served for several decades with the CARICOM Secretariat in various capacities and was responsible for establishing and managing the Conference Support Services and later the Administrative Services Programme. Mrs. Myrtle Chuck-A-Sang is the Managing Director of the Integrationist established in Georgetown, Guyana in 2011. In 2000 she was appointed to manage the UWI-CARICOM Institutional Relations Project. Over the ten years of its existence, quite apart from discharging the responsibilities of managing this Project including the preparation of a Skills Assessment Report, Mrs. Chuck-A-Sang collaborated with Professor Sir Kenneth Hall to edit more than forty books on a wide range of issues of significance to the Governments, private sector organisations, trade unions, tertiary institutions, secondary schools, commentators, and the ordinary people of the Caribbean region. These publications include Caribbean Challenges and Opportunities: The Diplomacy of Market Access, The CSME: Genesis and Prognosis, Coping with the Collapse of the Old Order: CARICOM’s New External Agenda, The Caribbean Community in Transition: Functional Cooperation a Catalyst for Change and more recently, Caribbean Integration: From Crisis to Transformation and Repositioning and Economic Transformation and Job Creation: The Caribbean Experience, together with papers published by the UWI-CARICOM Project, have been utilized by scholars and other prominent officials in their writings and analyses of the politics of regional integration to make a significant contribution to reviving and reshaping the debate on the direction and purpose of the Caribbean Integration process. Mrs. Chuck-A-Sang served for almost four decades at various levels of the Caribbean Community Secretariat, testimony to her personal as well as professional commitment to the principle of integration generally and Caribbean integration in particular. During this time, she was responsible for establishing and managing the Conference Support services, and, later, the Administrative Services programme, the largest programme area in the Secretariat. Before she served at CARICOM, Mrs. Chuck-A-Sang held administrative and strategic positions at the government and private sector levels, which afforded her invaluable insights into, and understanding of arbitration procedures, labour negotiations, governance arrangements, parliamentary affairs and diplomacy, an experience which stood her in good stead as she became more immersed in the world of work. Mrs. Chuck-A-Sang is one of the Executive producers of a defining documentary on Caribbean Integration entitled “Integrate or Perish” and the only known dictionary of Caribbean Acronyms and Abbreviations. She created the Caribbean Fellowship Inc. as the patron company of the first and only visit by the highly acclaimed University Singers to Guyana and the CARICOM Secretariat, in 2002, a visit which is still a source of fond reminiscence to this day. So, to her credit is the “The Integrationist Quarterly”, a journal especially designed to showcase the creative writings of the youth of the Caribbean, and more recently a Caribbean Research Hub with the capacity to meet the expectations of committed researchers, policymakers and academics. Before service with the CARICOM Secretariat, Mrs. Chuck-A-Sang held administrative and strategic positions with the Government and private sectors of Guyana positions which afforded her invaluable insights into and understanding of arbitration procedures, labour negotiations, governance arrangements, parliamentary affairs and diplomatic experience which stood her in good stead as she became more immersed in the world of work. Mrs. Myrtle Chuck-A-Sang, a Guyanese, holds a BA degree (Hons) in Political Science and Communications from New York State University (SUNY) Oswego and an MA degree in Organisational Communications from the State University of New York SUNY at ALBANY.