Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Antigua and Barbuda hosts Caribbean Training Course in the Preparation of Nomination Dossiers 2012-2013 (Follow-up)

UNESCO World Heritage Centre - Caribbean Training Course in the Preparation of Nomination Dossiers 2012-2013 (Follow-up)


Caribbean Training Course in the Preparation of Nomination Dossiers 2012-2013 (Follow-up)

The World Heritage Centre, the UNESCO Offices in Kingston and Havana in collaboration with the Antigua & Barbuda National Commission for UNESCO will organize the Caribbean Training Course in the Preparation of Nomination Dossiers, which will be held in St. Mary’s (Antigua & Barbuda) from 24 to 28 March 2013 within the framework of the Japanese Funds-in-Trust project "Capacity Building to Support the Conservation of World Heritage Sites and Enhance Sustainable Development of Local Communities in Small Island Developing States (SIDS)".

The objective of this 5-day training course is to strengthen professional capacities in the Caribbean Small Island Developing States (SIDS) in preparing nomination dossiers and increase the number and quality of nominations of cultural and natural heritage sites, with a focus on sites of memory in the Caribbean.
This training course is the follow up to the June 2012 training held in Kingston Jamaica and is geared at assessing draft nomination dossiers that each country participant has been in the process of developing over the last eight months. After this training, participants are expected to finalize the nomination dossiers for submission to UNESCO World Heritage Centre. Some 17 Caribbean countries will take part in the training.
Contact at UNESCO Kingston: Himalchuli Gurung h.gurung@unesco.org
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  • Latin America and the Caribbean

Monday, March 25, 2013

Caribbean meet to prepare heritage dossiers

Portal de la Cultura de América Latina y el Caribe
Building Capacities on World Heritage across Caribbean Small Islands
 
 

© UNESCO La Habana/ Participantes en el taller Gestión de los recursos culturales del Caribe en un ambiente natural: Sitios de memoria y participación de las comunidades locales
 20 March 2013/ UNESCO Havana/Portal of Culture of Latin America and the Caribbean

The workshop Management of Caribbean cultural resources in a natural environment: Sites of Memory and participation of local communities, trained 20 participants from Barbados, Curaçao, Grenada, Jamaica and Saint Vincent and the Grenadines to foster the best involvement of local communities in World Heritage. Released near the Historic Bridgetown and its Garrison, World Heritage site in Barbados from 11 to 15 March 2013, the workshop contributed to enhance mechanisms for the participation of local communities in Heritage sites, implementing also an agreement reached in June 2011 on the Caribbean Capacity Building Programme (CCBP), for World Heritage, between the University of the West Indies and UNESCO.

The workshop is part of a series organized by UNESCO Offices in Havana and Kingston and UNESCO's World Heritage Centre, counting with the support of the Netherlands Funds in Trust, and being delivered in coordination with the Barbados National Commission for UNESCO and The University of the West Indies (UWI), Cave Hill Campus.

Thanks to the contribution of representatives of the States Parties present at the workshop, 5 cases studies, currently in the tentative list and in progress as nominations dossiers were discussed by the participants. As a referential case it was considered the proposal for the Blue and John Crow Mountains National Park BJCMNP (Jamaica) promoting a cross cutting debate with the collaboration of experts representing IUCN and ICOMOS. Participants also explored Caribbean connections with the University of the Netherlands Antilles and other heritage related organizations and appraised several examples during a field trip session.

From 24 to 28 March, also organized by Havana and Kingston field offices and UNESCO's World Heritage Centre, now under Japan Funds in Trust, another training is to conclude the final segment of the Caribbean Training Course in the Preparation of Nomination Dossiers for World Heritage (started in Kingston last June 2012). The final segment will be developed in St. Mary’s, Antigua & Barbuda analyzing the nomination proposals of 16 Caribbean sites. Specialists from IUCN, ICOMOS and from the UNESCO World Heritage Centre will also participate for the appraisal in situ of the advances in progress for the nomination of The Antigua Naval Dockyard to the World Heritage List.

Associated documents:

Concept note for workshop in Barbados

Concept note for workshop in Antigua & Barbuda

Press release for workshop in Antigua & Barbuda

For more information about these activities:

Himalchuli Gurung, Culture Specialist, UNESCO Kingston h.gurung@unesco.org

Victor Marin, CCBP Coordinator, at UNESCO Havana, Regional Office for Culture in Latin America and the Caribbean,v.marin@unesco.org.cu

See more on CCBP at: http://www.unesco.lacult.org/proyectos/showitem.php?lg=2&id=27 and also athttp://whc.unesco.org/en/activities/475/

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Antigua LiTTribute a gathering storm ObserverRadio Intvs Kris Rampersad...listen

Interest and enthusiasm in the LiTTribute to the Antilles and showcasing of LiTTscapes - Landscapes of Fiction from Trinidad and Tobago by Kris Rampersad perks with interview with Observer Radio on Thursday. More artistes and creators are on board to form part of the event...stay tuned and listen to the inteview with Antigua Radio's Marcella Andre Gorge here ..... https://sites.google.com/site/krisrampersadglobal/home/about-me/blogs-news/_draft_post-7#

Monday, March 18, 2013

T&T author, Antigua icons in LiTTribute to Antilles

In the News....

T&T Author, Antigua Icons In Littribute To Antilles http://news.caribseek.com/index.php/caribbean-islands-news/antigua-and-barbuda-news/item/41548-tt-author-antigua-icons-in-littribute-to-antilles

Dr. Kris Rampersad
T&T Author, Antigua Icons In Littribute To Antilles
PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad and Tobago -- Trinidad and Tobago’s Dr Kris Rampersad, author of LiTTscapes - Landscapes of Fiction from Trinidad and Tobago will team up with icons of Antigua and Barbuda to stage a literary tribute to the Antilles this Saturday at the museum in St John’s, Antigua.
Dr Rampersad, whose book, LiTTscapes, was launched as part of the golden jubilee celebrations of Trinidad and Tobago last August, has undertaken a series of tributes called LiTTributes to highlight the contributions and value of the creative sectors of the Caribbean.
LiTTscapes has been described as a groundbreaking encyclopaedic yet coffee-table style compendium of the lifestyles, landscapes, architecture, cultures, festivals and institutions of the Caribbean and quintessential to the Caribbean diversification agenda as a means of promoting sustainable development through the creative sector in its presentation of  history, politics, cultures and lifestyles, by reviewers as head of the Guyana Prize for Literature and deputy vice chancellor of the University of Guyana, Professor Al Creighton; Poet Laureate of Port of Spain, Pearl Eintou Springer; former principal and pro vice-chancellor of the University of the West Indies, Dr Bhoe Tewarie and former First Lady of Trinidad and Tobago Dr Jean Ramjohn Richards, among others.
Said Creighton: “Easy to read, LiTTscapes is a work of art, a documentary, a travelogue, a critical work with visual and literary power. It is a quite thorough artistic concept, a portrait and biography of the nation of Trinidad and is attractively, neatly and effectively designed. It reflects a considerable volume of reading, ranging from the dawn of Caribbean literature (as early writings of Walter Raleigh, through to present including Nobel laureates Derek Walcott and Sir Vidia Naipaul). Whatever one says no one book can do, this one almost does.” 
Rampersad explained:  “The literary tributes, called LiTTributes, celebrate the creative synergies between fiction, the built and natural landscapes and the creative energies of writers, musicians, dramatists, artists, architects and other creators.” She noted that the launch of LiTTscapes was followed by the LiTTribute to the Republic in Trinidad and Tobago in September 2012 and LiTTribute II - LiTTurgy to the Mainland in Guyana in February 2013.
“The Antiguan event is being called LiTTribute to the Antilles and will include presentations by Rampersad and Antiguan writers and performers, including writers as Joy Lawrence, Joanne Hillhouse and Floree Williams with support from the Historical and Archaeological Society of Antigua and Barbuda which operates the museum, and Best of Books, Antigua. It will feature readings and performances inspired by LiTTscapes, which represents some 100 works of some 60 writers, including the Caribbean Nobel laureates for literature, Derek Walcott and Sir Vidia Naipaul.”
She said: “LiTTributes are meant to make both the creators and our communities aware and heighten appreciation of how we may work in tandem for the benefit of our countries and our region. I am indeed humbled and buoyed at the enthusiasm being showed throughout the region and indeed the diaspora for these as already I also have interests expressed for similar LiTTributes in North American and Europe from where a considerable number of our fiction writers have functioned.
“LiTTscapes is a celebration of ourselves – small islands whose creative energies have generated enormous waves across the globe, as this LiTTribute to the Antilles will endorse. Antigua has given us writers like Jamaica Kincaid and Joanne Hillhouse.  Derek Walcott titled his acceptance speech for the Nobel Prize, The Antilles – Fragments of Epic Memory. This event is a celebration of that epic Antilles, not as fragments, but for the wholeness of our aesthetics,” said Rampersad.    
Rampersad said along similar lines of the LiTTscapes celebrations, the Antigua/Barbuda event will feature the Caribbean architectural alongside literary, visual and performance heritage. Its staging at the museum building will recognise Antigua’s oldest heritage building which is the former site of an indigeneous marketplace. Previous events were staged at the historic Moray House in Guyana, Knowsley Building in Port of Spain and White Hall, one of Port of Spain’s Magnificent Seven edifices.
2013-0318-ag-tt-littscapes-webLiTTscapes: Key Features
  • Full colour, easy reading, coffee table-style
  • More than 500 photographs of Trinidad and Tobago
  • Represents some 100 works by more than 60 writers
  • Captures intimate real life and fictional details of island life
  • Details exciting literary moments, literary heritage walks & tours
  • Essential companion on T&T for tourists, students, policy makers, academics, lay readers
  • Totally local effort to stimulate local creative industries
  • Encourage literacy and creative activity
LiTTscapes album on Facebook: www.facebook.com/kris.rampersad1.
About the Author – Kris Rampersad
For more than two decades Dr Kris Rampersad has been actively involved in analysing, assessing, critiquing and defining the development agenda for Caribbean societies. She is a journalist and educator in Caribbean literature, culture and heritage.
For details and information, reviews, interviews email lolleaves@gmail.com or visit www.kris-rampersad.blogspot.com.


T&T author, Antigua icons in LiTTribute to Antilles ~ Caribbean Entertainment Magazine

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Monday, March 18, 2013

T&T AUTHOR, ANTIGUA ICONS IN LITTRIBUTE TO ANTILLES


Trinidad and Tobago’sDR Kris Rampersad, author of LiTTscapes – Landscapes of Fiction from Trinidad and Tobago will team up with icons of Antigua and Barbuda to stage a literary tribute to the Antilles on Saturday (March 23, 2013) at the museum in St John’s, Antigua.

Dr Rampersad, whose book, LiTTscapes, was launched as part of the golden jubilee celebrations of Trinidad and Tobago last August, has undertaken a series of tributes calledLiTTributes to highlight the contributions and value of the creative sectors of the Caribbean.

LiTTscapes has been described as a groundbreakingencyclopaedic yet coffee-table style compendium of the lifestyles, landscapes, architecture, cultures, festivals and institutions of the Caribbean and quintessential to the Caribbean diversification agenda as a means of promoting sustainable development through the creative sector in its presentation of  history, politics, cultures and lifestyles, by reviewers as head of the Guyana Prize for Literature and deputy vice chancellor of the University of Guyana, Professor Al Creighton; Poet Laureate of Port of Spain,PearlEintou Springer; former principal and pro vice-chancellor of the University of the West Indies, Dr Bhoe Tewarie and former First Lady of Trinidad and Tobago DrJean Ramjohn Richards, among others.

Said Creighton: “Easy to read, LiTTscapes is a work of art, a documentary, a travelogue, a critical work with visual and literary power. It is a quite thorough artistic concept, a portrait and biography of the nation of Trinidad and is attractively, neatly and effectively designed. It reflects a considerable volume of reading, ranging from the dawn of Caribbean literature (as early writings of Walter Raleigh, through to present including Nobel laureates Derek Walcott and Sir Vidia Naipaul). Whatever one says no one book can do, this one almost does.” 

Rampersad explained:  “The literary tributes, called LiTTributes, celebrate the creative synergies between fiction, the built and natural landscapes and the creative energies of writers, musicians, dramatists, artists, architects and other creators.” She noted that the launch of LiTTscapes was followed by the LiTTribute to the Republic in Trinidad and Tobago in September 2012 and LiTTribute II - LiTTurgy to the Mainland in Guyana in February 2013.

“The Antiguan event is being called LiTTribute to the Antilles and will include presentations by Rampersad and Antiguan writers and performers, including writers as Joy Lawrence, Joanne Hillhouse and Floree Williams with support from the Historical and Archaeological Society of Antigua and Barbuda which operates the museum, and Best of Books, Antigua. It will feature readings and performances inspired by LiTTscapes, which represents some 100 works of some 60 writers, including the Caribbean Nobel laureates for literature, Derek Walcott and Sir Vidia Naipaul.”

She said: “LiTTributes are meant to make both the creators and our communities aware and heighten appreciation of how we may work in tandem for the benefit of our countries and our region. I am indeed humbled and buoyed at the enthusiasm being showed throughout the region and indeed the diaspora for these as already I also have interests expressed for similar LiTTributes in North American and Europe from where a considerable number of our fiction writers have functioned.

 “LiTTscapes is a celebration of ourselves – small islands whose creative energies have generated enormous waves across the globe, as this LiTTribute to the Antilles will endorse. Antigua has given us writers like Jamaica Kincaid and Joanne Hillhouse.  Derek Walcott titled his acceptance speech for the Nobel Prize, The Antilles – Fragments of Epic Memory. This event is a celebration of that epic Antilles, not as fragments, but for the wholeness of our aesthetics,” said Rampersad.    

Rampersad said along similar lines of the LiTTscapes celebrations, the Antigua/Barbuda event will feature the Caribbean architectural alongside literary, visual and performance heritage. Its staging at the museum building will recognise Antigua’s oldest heritage building which is the former site of an indigeneous marketplace. Previous events were staged at the historic Moray House in Guyana, Knowsley Building in Port of Spain and White Hall, one of Port of Spain’s Magnificent Seven edifices.

For details and information, reviews, interviews email  or visit Website 

In Brief:

LiTTscapes: Key Features

·        Full colour, easy reading, coffee table-style

·        More than 500 photographs of Trinidad and Tobago

·        Represents some 100 works by more than 60 writers

·        Captures intimate real life and fictional details of island life

·        Details exciting literary moments, literary heritage walks & tours

·        Essential companion on T&T for tourists, students, policy makers, academics, lay readers

·        Totally local effort to stimulate local creative industries

·        Encourage literacy and creative activity

See: LiTTscapes album on Facebook


About the author – Kris Rampersad

For more than two decades Dr Kris Rampersad has been actively involved in analysing, assessing, critiquing and defining the development agenda for Caribbean societies.

She is a journalist and educator in Caribbean literature, culture and heritage.

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Sunday, March 17, 2013

LiTTscapes author to celebrate the Antilles in Antigua

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LiTTscapes author to celebrate the Antilles in Antigua

http://www.365antigua.com.google.com/site/krisrampersadglobal//cms/content/arts-literature-littscapes-author-celebrate-antilles-antigua#.UUY2pL2uN7Q.blogger


The creativity of the islands of the Antilles will come into focus with LiTTribute to the AnTTiles to be staged at the Museum of Antigua and Barbuda on March 23, 2013.
This is the third in a series of tributes to the creative heritage of the Caribbean to be staged by author of LiTTscapes – Landscapes of Fiction from Trinidad and Tobago Kris Rampersad.
Rampersad will team up with Antiguan writers and performers, the Historical and Archaeological Society of Antigua and Barbuda which operates the museum, and Best of Books, Antigua for the event which will feature readings and performances inspired by LiTTscapes with input from artists in the oral and literary heritage of Antigua.
It follows the recent successful staging of LiTTribute II – LiTTurgy to the Mainland hosted by the Guyana Prize for Literature and Moray House Trust in Georgetown, Guyana and the LiTTribute to the Republic on Trinidad and Tobago’s 36th anniversary as a Republic. LiTTscapes was launched as part of Trinidad and Tobago’s golden jubilee of Independence festivities in August 2012 along with LiTTours and LiTTevents.
“LiTTscapes is a celebration of ourselves – small islands whose creative energies have generated enormous waves across the globe, as this LiTTribute to the Antilles will endorse. Antigua has given us writers like Jamaica Kincaid and Joanne Hillhouse.  Derek Walcott titled his acceptance speech for the Nobel Prize, The Antilles – Fragments of Epic Memory. This event is a celebration of that epic Antilles, not as fragments, but for the wholeness of our aesthetics,” said Rampersad.    
Acclaimed as a groundbreaking encyclopaedic yet coffee-table style compendium of the lifestyles, landscapes, architecture, cultures, festivals and institutions of the Caribbean as represented in more than 100 fictional works by some 60 writers, LiTTscapes, she explained, is geared to stimulate interest in reading, literacy and connect the Caribbean through synergies with the creative industries and sectors of the Caribbean.
Rampersad said along similar lines of the LiTTscapes celebrations, the Antigua/Barbuda event will feature the Caribbean architectural alongside literary, visual and performance heritage. Its staging at the museum building will recognise Antigua’s oldest heritage building which is the former site of an indigeneous marketplace. Previous events were staged at the historic Moray House in Guyana, Knowsley Building in Port of Spain and White Hall, one of Port of Spain’s Magnificent Seven edifices.
For details, preorders, reviews, interviews email lolleaves@gmail.com or visit kris-rampersad.blogspot.com.

In Brief:
  • LiTTscapes: Key Features
  • Full colour, easy reading, coffee table-style
  • More than 500 photographs of Trinidad and Tobago
  • Represents some 100 works by more than 60 writers
  • Captures intimate real life and fictional details of island life
  • Details exciting literary moments, literary heritage walks & tours
  • Essential companion on T&T for tourists, students, policy makers, academics, lay readers
  • Totally local effort to stimulate local creative industries
  • Encourage literacy and creative activity

See: LiTTscapes album on Facebook

About the Author – Kris Rampersad
For more than two decades Dr Kris Rampersad has been actively involved in analysing, assessing, critiquing and defining the development agenda for Caribbean societies.
She is a journalist and educator in Caribbean literature, culture and heritage.
See: https://sites.google.com/site/krisrampersadglobalhttp://kris-rampersad.blogspot.com

LiTTscapes for LiTTribute to Antilles


Trinidad and Tobago’s Dr Kris Rampersad, author of LiTTscapes – Landscapes of Fiction from Trinidad and Tobago will team up with icons of Antigua and Barbuda to stage a literary tribute to the Antilles on Saturday (March 23, 2013) at the museum in St John’s, Antigua.
Dr Rampersad, whose book, LiTTscapes, was launched as part of the golden jubilee celebrations of Trinidad and Tobago last August, has undertaken a series of tributes called LiTTributes to highlight the contributions and value of the creative sectors of the Caribbean.
LiTTscapes has been described as a groundbreaking encyclopaedic yet coffee-table style compendium of the lifestyles, landscapes, architecture, cultures, festivals and institutions of the Caribbean and quintessential to the Caribbean diversification agenda as a means of promoting sustainable development through the creative sector in its presentation of  history, politics, cultures and lifestyles, by reviewers as head of the Guyana Prize for Literature and deputy vice chancellor of the University of Guyana, Professor Al Creighton; Poet Laureate of Port of Spain, Pearl Eintou Springer; former principal and pro vice-chancellor of the University of the West Indies, Dr Bhoe Tewarie and former First Lady of Trinidad and Tobago Dr Jean Ramjohn Richards, among others.
Said Creighton: “Easy to read, LiTTscapes is a work of art, a documentary, a travelogue, a critical work with visual and literary power. It is a quite thorough artistic concept, a portrait and biography of the nation of Trinidad and is attractively, neatly and effectively designed. It reflects a considerable volume of reading, ranging from the dawn of Caribbean literature (as early writings of Walter Raleigh, through to present including Nobel laureates Derek Walcott and Sir Vidia Naipaul). Whatever one says no one book can do, this one almost does.” 
Rampersad explained:  “The literary tributes, called LiTTributes, celebrate the creative synergies between fiction, the built and natural landscapes and the creative energies of writers, musicians, dramatists, artists, architects and other creators.” She noted that the launch of LiTTscapes was followed by the LiTTribute to the Republic in Trinidad and Tobago in September 2012 and LiTTribute II - LiTTurgy to the Mainland in Guyana in February 2013.
“The Antiguan event is being called LiTTribute to the Antilles and will include presentations by Rampersad and Antiguan writers and performers, including writers as Joy Lawrence, Joanne Hillhouse and Floree Williams with support from the Historical and Archaeological Society of Antigua and Barbuda which operates the museum, and Best of Books, Antigua. It will feature readings and performances inspired by LiTTscapes, which represents some 100 works of some 60 writers, including the Caribbean Nobel laureates for literature, Derek Walcott and Sir Vidia Naipaul.”
She said: “LiTTributes are meant to make both the creators and our communities aware and heighten appreciation of how we may work in tandem for the benefit of our countries and our region. I am indeed humbled and buoyed at the enthusiasm being showed throughout the region and indeed the diaspora for these as already I also have interests expressed for similar LiTTributes in North American and Europe from where a considerable number of our fiction writers have functioned.
 “LiTTscapes is a celebration of ourselves – small islands whose creative energies have generated enormous waves across the globe, as this LiTTribute to the Antilles will endorse. Antigua has given us writers like Jamaica Kincaid and Joanne Hillhouse.  Derek Walcott titled his acceptance speech for the Nobel Prize, The Antilles – Fragments of Epic Memory. This event is a celebration of that epic Antilles, not as fragments, but for the wholeness of our aesthetics,” said Rampersad.    
Rampersad said along similar lines of the LiTTscapes celebrations, the Antigua/Barbuda event will feature the Caribbean architectural alongside literary, visual and performance heritage. Its staging at the museum building will recognise Antigua’s oldest heritage building which is the former site of an indigeneous marketplace. Previous events were staged at the historic Moray House in Guyana, Knowsley Building in Port of Spain and White Hall, one of Port of Spain’s Magnificent Seven edifices.
For details and information, reviews, interviews email lolleaves@gmail.com or visit kris-rampersad.blogspot.com.

In Brief:

LiTTscapes: Key Features
Ø  Full colour, easy reading, coffee table-style
Ø  More than 500 photographs of Trinidad and Tobago
Ø  Represents some 100 works by more than 60 writers
Ø  Captures intimate real life and fictional details of island life
Ø  Details exciting literary moments, literary heritage walks & tours
Ø  Essential companion on T&T for tourists, students, policy makers, academics, lay readers
Ø  Totally local effort to stimulate local creative industries
Ø  Encourage literacy and creative activity

See: LiTTscapes album on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/kris.rampersad1
    About the Author – Kris Rampersad
For more than two decades Dr Kris Rampersad has been actively involved in analysing, assessing, critiquing and defining the development agenda for Caribbean societies.
She is a journalist and educator in Caribbean literature, culture and heritage.
See: https://sites.google.com/site/krisrampersadglobal; http://kris-rampersad.blogspot.com



‘LiTTscapes delivers Walcott’s visual surprise’

‘LiTTscapes delivers Walcott’s visual surprise’ | The Trinidad Guardian Newspaper http://www.guardian.co.tt/lifestyle/2013-03-16/%E2%80%98littscapes-delivers-walcott%E2%80%99s-visual-surprise%E2%80%99


Saturday, March 16, 2013

LiTTscapes with LiTTribute head to the Antilles in Antigua - news, business, entertainment, sport

LiTTscapes with LiTTribute head to the Antilles in Antigua - news, business, entertainment, sport

LiTTscapes to celebrate the Antilles in Antigua.
The creativity of the islands of the Antilles will come into focus with LiTTribute to the AnTTiles to be staged at the Museum of Antigua and Barbuda on March 23, 2013.
This is the third in a series of tributes to the creative heritage of the Caribbean to be staged by author of LiTTscapes – Landscapes of Fiction from Trinidad and Tobago Kris Rampersad.
Rampersad will team up with Antiguan writers and performers, the Historical and Archaeological Society of Antigua and Barbuda which operates the museum, and Best of Books, Antigua for the event which will feature readings and performances inspired by LiTTscapes with input from artists in the oral and literary heritage of Antigua.
It follows the recent successful staging of LiTTribute II – LiTTurgy to the Mainland hosted by the Guyana Prize for Literature and Moray House Trust in Georgetown, Guyana and the LiTTribute to the Republic on Trinidad and Tobago’s 36th anniversary as a Republic. LiTTscapes was launched as part of Trinidad and Tobago’s golden jubilee of Independence festivities in August 2012 along with LiTTours and LiTTevents.

“LiTTscapes is a celebration of ourselves – small islands whose creative energies have generated enormous waves across the globe, as this LiTTribute to the Antilles will endorse. Antigua has given us writers like Jamaica Kincaid and Joanne Hillhouse.  Derek Walcott titled his acceptance speech for the Nobel Prize, The Antilles – Fragments of Epic Memory. This event is a celebration of that epic Antilles, not as fragments, but for the wholeness of our aesthetics,” said Rampersad.
Acclaimed as a groundbreaking encyclopaedic yet coffee-table style compendium of the lifestyles, landscapes, architecture, cultures, festivals and institutions of the Caribbean as represented in more than 100 fictional works by some 60 writers, LiTTscapes, she explained, is geared to stimulate interest in reading, literacy and connect the Caribbean through synergies with the creative industries and sectors of the Caribbean.

Rampersad said along similar lines of the LiTTscapes celebrations, the Antigua/Barbuda event will feature the Caribbean architectural alongside literary, visual and performance heritage. Its staging at the museum building will recognise Antigua’s oldest heritage building which is the former site of an indigeneous marketplace. Previous events were staged at the historic Moray House in Guyana, Knowsley Building in Port of Spain and White Hall, one of Port of Spain’s Magnificent Seven edifices.
For details and information, reviews, interviews email lolleaves@gmail.com or visit kris-rampersad.blogspot.com.
In Brief:

LiTTscapes: Key Features
       Full colour, easy reading, coffee table-style
       More than 500 photographs of Trinidad and Tobago
       Represents some 100 works by more than 60 writers
       Captures intimate real life and fictional details of island life
       Details exciting literary moments, literary heritage walks & tours
       Essential companion on T&T for tourists, students, policy makers, academics, lay readers
       Totally local effort to stimulate local creative industries
       Encourage literacy and creative activity

See: LiTTscapes album on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/kris.rampersad1

About the Author – Kris Rampersad
For more than two decades Dr Kris Rampersad has been actively involved in analysing, assessing, critiquing and defining the development agenda for Caribbean societies.
She is a journalist and educator in Caribbean literature, culture and heritage.
See: https://sites.google.com/site/krisrampersadglobalhttp://kris-rampersad.blogspot.com
http://www.caribbeannewsreview.com/index.php/caribbean1/entertainment/857-littscapes-with-littribute-head-to-the-antilles-in-antigua

Friday, March 15, 2013

Virgin Queen vs Black Virgin – The Vatican Files LettersToLizzie

Dear Lizzie,
A new Pope from these parts – measure of success of plantings by the Spanish imperial MISSION over seedlings of the Church of England? Falkland haunts as Vatican files secrets of the virgin queen vs the black virgin. What Dan Brown missed now in Letters to Lizzie on shelves soon… as memories aroused of a day at the Vatican. Picture it. Rome. 20xx...Huddled under an umbrella in St Peter's Square at the Vatican by the side of Father  ... for a glimpse of a Pope. Sounds familiar?... see www.kris-rampersad.blogspot.com

 

On the buzz  lines:

The first southern pope

…It is as the world’s largest membership organisation that the church has its biggest role. It makes its 1.2 billion people—rich and poor, of all ages and conditions—feel that they are part of some sort of larger world order; that even in the poorest and most benighted country, their hopes and fears count and that someone in authority is listening to them. For this last reason alone, Francis is an earthquake … http://www.economist.com/news/leaders/21573563-pope-francis-inherits-mess-has-great-opportunities-he-will-need-act-quickly-first

 

Pope Francis: 20 things you didn't know

He's had a girlfriend, he loves the tango, and at one point he worked as a bouncer… http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/religion/the-pope/9931413/pope-francis-20-things-you-didnt-know.html

 POPE FRANCIS AND THE DIRTY WAR

The new Pope, Francis the Humble, as he perhaps would like to be known, is an Argentine with a cloudy past. This in itself is not an offense but, rather, is in keeping with a religious institution that has long been marked by secrecy. From the smoke signals with which the papal conclave makes the fact, if not the process …http://www.newyorker.com/online/blogs/comment/2013/03/pope-francis-jorge-bergoglio-argentina-dirty-war.html#ixzz2NaforqhN

'I was Pope Francis's childhood love,' claims Argentinian woman
A woman who claims she was the childhood sweetheart of Pope Francis said

 

Falkland Islands Catholics want new pope to visit them

Catholics on the Falkland Islands want the new Argentinian pope to visit the territory, according to a Brazilian newspaper….
"We are very happy, it is great having a new pope. In a few months it will not matter where he's from, …says McPartland …
During the Falklands war, McPartland negotiated with the Argentinian troops to continue giving mass in English.
The 300-strong congregation of St Mary's includes 29 Catholics with dual British-Argentinian nationality.

Jorge Mario Bergoglio: First Latin American, first Jesuit and first Pope Francis to lead the world's Catholics
…He had told a crowd of some 100,000 people packed in rain-soaked St. Peter's Square just after his election that he intended to pray to the Madonna "that she may watch over all of Rome."
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/jorge-mario-bergoglio-first-latin-american-first-jesuit-and-first-pope-francis-to-lead-the-worlds-catholics-8532365.html

Who is Pope Francis?
(Vatican Radio) The man elected to be the 265th Successor of Saint Peter in the conclave, is Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio, S.J., Archbishop of Buenos Aires, Argentina, Ordinary for Eastern-rite faithful in Argentina who lack an Ordinary of their own rite. He was born on 17 December 1936 in Buenos Aires. He was ordained … http://www.news.va/en/news/who-is-pope-francis

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