Real sustainability? @un @unesco @krisramp @lolleaves #u40network https://theconversation.com/real-sustainable-development-requires-change-through-culture-32121
Tuesday, September 30, 2014
Wednesday, September 24, 2014
The value of #life, the value of #freedom -what dollar value could be put on that ... trillions? The skewing of our sense of value to dollars and cents based on the value on the labour market is itself demeaning and dimunitive as replicated in the calculations for #reparations. How damaged have become our sense of values and those who lead us to warped space when the real calculations shoe... more in #LettersToLizzie @krisramp @lolleaves
Friday, September 19, 2014
So you get your wish from the Scots. If only we too had heeded your advice the piper would have been bagpiping a different calypso.... more portends and prophesies in #LettersToLizzie @krisramp @lolleaves
How the Scots voted against #independence
Monday, September 15, 2014
I now see how imper-ative it is to finish this treatise, if only so Scotland would learn from the experiment by we colonies with #Independence and #Demokrissy - alas, if we knew then what we know now #DavidCameron could get real fodder. Still standing barefooted and wondering like your Keatsy countryman if the mile, song, cherry, lead and door et al was, is, or will ever again be, as in ye olde England ... more sooner than you think coming in #LettersToLizzie
See too Fixing the politics Something is Rotten Part 1 The Emperor's New Tools http://kris-rampersad.blogspot.com/2014/08/fixing-politics-something-is-rotten_26.html
Sunday, September 14, 2014
When is literature #CulturallyInappropriate ...we have been inducted and nurtured on culturally irrelevant and culturally inappropriate literature and education through colonisation that still hsndicap our sense of self, values, development and progress...or do they? Does someone living inside an experience have more rights to writing about it than just a visitir? And where does that leave travel literature? Does historical truths have to be fictional truths? more #LettersToLizzie @krisramp @lolleaves
Tuesday, September 2, 2014
At 15.25 minute to 18.40, I describe the multicultural nature of the cuisine and the representation of diversity, both in the distinctive identity and flavours, but also in borrowing and blending flavours of the cuisine of other ethnicities.
I searched further and found the Rio Claro/Mayaro Development plan. I was already familiar with the Ministry’s national development plans having participated in one of its consultations and made some suggestions which I am yet to see reflected therein. You see, the National Plans identify various growth poles for Trinidad and Tobago, but there is none for this region, even with the enormous potential of what the area contains identified in its regional plans.
The beach pictures on the Municipal Corporation’s website triggered thoughts of global warming, sealevel rise and vulnerability of what the so called developed world call small island developing states – SIDS - but what myself and a couple colleagues from the Pacific/Oceanic region on the UNESCO Executive Board in Paris are now trying to change to Big Ocean Sustainable States: BOSS. But that is harder than trying to change the Trinidad and Tobago Constitution. It means moving 193 countries in the UN system to agree. Pressure!
In connecting the dots of my research, I also went to the neighbouring island, home of Java Man, one of the earliest humanoid known so I could draw the connecting dots to our own best kept secret on the site next door to here where Banwari was found. This is the site. I took time to get there from Bali, is also a World Heritage site, really a wilderness but endowed with value that we need to start developing for our own.