Environment and Human Survival on St. Kitts and Nevis
Author: Bonham C. Richardson
Publisher: Univ. of Tennessee Press
This book is the second publication originating from the conference Legacy of Slavery and Indentured Labour: Past, present and future, which was organised in June 2013, by the Institute of Graduate Studies and Research (IGSR), Anton de Kom University of Suriname. The articles are grouped in four sections. Section one concentrates on indenture in the Caribbean and the IndianOcean and includes four diverse, but inter-related chapters and contributions. These reveal some newly- emerging, impressive trends in the study of indenture, essentially departing from the over used neo-slave scholarship. Not only are new concepts explored and analysed, but this section also raises unavoidable questions on previously published studies on indenture. Section two shows that there are many areas that need to be re-examined and explored in the study of indenture. The chapters in this section re-examine personal narratives of indentured labourers, the continuous connection between the Caribbean and India as well as education and Christianization of Indians in Trinidad. The result is impressive. The analysis of personal accounts or voices of indentured servants themselves certainly provides an alternative perception to archival information written mostly by the organizers of indenture. Section three in this volume focuses on ethnicity and politics. In segmented societies like Suriname, Guyana and Trinidad & Tobago institutional politics and political mobilization are mainly ethnically based. In Suriname, Trinidad & Tobago and Guyana this has led to ethnic and political tensions. These themes are explored in these three articles. Section four addresses health, medicine and spirituality – themes which, until recently, have received little attention. The first article examines the historical impact of colonialism through indentureship, on the health, health alternatives and health preferences of Indo-Trinidadians, from the period between 1845 to the present. The second examines the use of protective talismans by Indian indentured labourers and their descendants. Little or no psychological research has been done on the spiritual world of Indian immigrants, enslaved Africans and their respective descendants, with special reference to the use of talismans.
Historical and Contemporary Aspects of Migration and Diaspora
Author: Maurits S. Hassankhan,Lomarsh Roopnarine,Hans Ramsoedh
Geologists, most from Australia and Britain but with some outliers from continental Europe and North America, focus on small islands, where the scarcity of people and resources make migration substantially important socially and economically. The topics include the Azores; historical, cultural, and literary perspectives on emigration from the minor islands of Ireland; Nevis and the post-war labor movement in Britain; islands and the migration experience in the fiction of Jamaica Kincaid; from dystopia to utopia on Norfolk Island; Tongans online; the changing contours of migrant Samoan kinship; and finding a retirement place in sunny Corfu.
Author: Russell King,John Connell
Publisher: A&C Black
Category: Social Science
Publisher: University of Texas Press
This publication contains the presentations, comments, conclusions and final panel review of the Symposium on International Migration in the Americas, held in September 2000. This book is structured to match the five broad topics into which the sessions were divided: (i) Migratory trends and patterns in the Americas; (ii) Relations between migration and development; (iii) Governance of migration and multilateral diplomacy; (iv) Economic and social importance of migration; and (v) Human rights of migrants. The final panel review reflects the most important aspects of the symposium and concludes that holding such an event heralds major progress in addressing the many issues raised by international migration in the Americas.
Symposium on International Migration in the Americas, San José, Costa Rica, September 2000
Author: CELADE (Organization). División de Población
Publisher: United Nations Publications
Category: Business & Economics
Spencer Mawby analyses the conflicts between the British government and Caribbean nationalists over regional integration, the Cold War, immigration policy and financial aid in the decades before Jamaica, Trinidad and the other territories of the Anglophone Caribbean became independent.
The End of Empire in the Anglophone Caribbean, 1947-69
Author: S. Mawby
This title in the acclaimed Kids Book of series covers an often-overlooked part of Canada's rich and vibrant history.
Author: Rosemary Sadlier,Qijun Wang
Publisher: Kids Can Press Ltd
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
This work provides a detailed analysis of the phenomenon of return migration to the English-speaking Caribbean. Return migration has been studied primarily for the Hispanic Caribbean but little exists for the English-speaking region. The co-edited work brings together the scholarship of ten social scientists, many of them from the Caribbean, whose research is focused on the process. The phenomenon is discussed from several theoretical perspectives and includes indepth studies of Jamaica, Trinidad and Tobago, St Kitts and Nevis, Barbados, and St Lucia. It includes renowned scholars in the field such as Elizabeth Thomas-Hope, Margaret Byron and George Gmelch as well as younger scholars such as Frank Abernaty and Godfrey St Bernard.
The Final Stage of the Caribbean Migration Circuit
Author: Dwaine Plaza,Frances Henry
Publisher: University of West Indies Press
Author: Caribbean Conservation Association,Saint Kitts and Nevis. Ministry of Agriculture, Lands, Housing, and Development,Island Resources Foundation (Virgin Islands of the United States)
Category: Conservation of natural resources
Category: Conservation of natural resources
This work includes 1000 entries covering the spectrum of defining women in the contemporary world.
Author: Mary Zeiss Stange,Carol K. Oyster,Jane E. Sloan
Category: Social Science
A studied, yet extremely readable history of St Kitts, an island which has changed hands several times over its turbulent history. This is the first full length history of the island, from first human settlement up to independence and beyond.
A History of the Islands of St Kitts, Nevis & Anguilla
Author: Brian Dyde
Publisher: Macmillan Pub Limited
This paper quantifies the magnitude and nature of migration flows from the Caribbean and estimates their costs and benefits. The Caribbean countries have lost 10-40 percent of their labor force due to emigration to OECD member countries. The migration rates are particularly striking for the highskilled. Many countries have lost more than 70 percent of their labor force with more than 12 years of completed schooling-among the highest emigration rates in the world. The region is also the world's largest recipient of remittances as a percent of GDP. Remittances constituted about 13 percent of the region's GDP in 2002. Simple welfare calculations suggest that the losses due to high-skill migration (ceteris paribus) outweigh the official remittances to the Caribbean region. The results suggest that there is indeed some evidence for brain drain from the Caribbean.
Author: Prachi Mishra
Publisher: International Monetary Fund
Category: Brain drain
This book deals with threats to the sustainability of specific Caribbean states in the face of the concerted threats posed by the illicit drug trade, the illicit gun trade, human smuggling and the sex trade. These concerted threats have impacted the epidemiology of HIV/AIDS in the Caribbean creating a conjunction of forces that is now the single most potent threat to Caribbean state survival and sustainability.
Author: Daurius Figueira
Category: Political Science
Category: Emigration and immigration