by Dr. Annecka Marshall, Ms. Sajoya Alcott and Ms. Lorna Eaton
This article is based on a survey that was completed by undergraduates at UWI Mona. Students explained their perceptions about sexuality and self-esteem. Issues include sex education, sexual initiation and self-love. Lack of sex education has impacted negatively, ranging from self-worth and confidence issues to lifestyle challenges. Many still had difficulty in the key area of communicating their sexual needs to their partners. This article offers recommendations that strengthen positive attitudes towards the sexuality of Caribbean people, promoting individual sexual healing and community well-being.
Key words: sexuality, well-being, self-esteem and risk taking behavior.
by Sir Howard Fergus
In the wake of Hurricane Hugo and volcanic eruptions in the 1990s, Montserrat poet Archie Markham (now deceased) employed the term ‘disaster literature’. It struck one as having special resonance for Montserrat whose spate of disasters had generated a body of creative writing. It is argued that the works are of sufficient scope, depth, insight and literary merit to justify Montserrat’s claim to a genre of disaster literature. It is made evident also that the disaster literature emerges out of a significant literary tradition rooted in figures such as M. P. Shiel, Edgar White, David Edgecombe, E. A. Markham and even Alphonsus Cassell (Arrow), calypsonian of international fame.
Key words: disaster, literature, creative, imagination, quality, Montserrat.
by Dr. Thomas Kinnaman
Increases in population, urbanisation, and per capita incomes in the Caribbean over the past century have magnified the traditional challenge of managing household refuse. This article will discuss the historical evolution of solid waste management practices, summarise the current state of waste management in the Caribbean, consider the future growth of waste production, highlight options for future waste management, and finally consider policies available to change current household waste disposal practices. Solid waste planners might find this information useful to prepare long-term strategies for waste management in the Caribbean.
Key words: solid waste management, refuse, solid waste policy, economic costs of waste management, recycling.
by Dr. Rosina Wiltshire
This article is based on a Public Policy Lecture on Caribbean Migration delivered at the University of the West Indies, Cave Hill Campus, on Friday, February 19, 2010. This forum was sponsored by the Sir Arthur Lewis Institute of Social and Economic Studies (SALISES) and the Nation Publishing Company Limited.
Stepping Out of the Shadows, There was Carice, Haiti: It was (and will be) Co-governance to Support Public Actions
by Mr. Emmanuel Asomba
In this note, the case of Carice sheds significant light on how accountability and government reforms can be matched to augment institutional transformations from within and balance devolution to strengthen local governance.