Wednesday, July 27, 2016
Monday, July 25, 2016
Michelle Obama fired up the Democratic campaign with a heartfelt emotional and sizzling endorsement of Hilary Clinton...wonder if the US Presidential candidate could match that herself #FLOTUS for #USPresident....powerful endorsement of #HilaryClinton #USElection #GenderBender @flotus @potus @krisramp @lolleaves @glocalpot #Demokrissy #LeavesOfLife
Wednesday, July 20, 2016
After more than a decade of preparatory work, Nelson's Dockyard is the third Caribbean World Heritage Site to be admitted in this decade arising from intensive engagement with stakeholders.
The Caribbean has a new World Heritage Site. The UNESCO World Heritage Committee inscribed the Antigua and Barbuda Nelson's Dockyard on the World Heritage List this week.
Congratulations to the Government and people of Antigua and Barbuda who must be justly proud for adding one more dot to the UNESCO map on World Heritage listings for the Caribbean. The work has now begun to maintain its integrity for the international spectrum to which you have now raised the curtains on the docks .
Nelson's Dockyard is among 21 new sites deliberated on and admitted by the World Heritage Committee meeting in Turkey before the session was adjourned due to the political unrest.
Congratulations to my friends and colleagues who worked within Antigua and Barbuda and outside in the region and beyond in this new addition to recognition of Caribbean World Heritage. Thanks to colleagues at UNESCO, the World Heritage Centre, the international community and Japan Funds in Trust which made some of this possible.
As you know inscription may be a huge win but a small step to winning the battle in conservation, protection and sustainable use.
Looking forward to seeing Antigua and Barbuda help lift the standards of management, conservation and appreciation of Caribbean Heritage in the region and activate to benefit from its sustainable tourism heritage potential among others.
Recalling here with a with a montage our world heritage and cultural activities during the preparation of the nominations. ...
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Saturday, July 2, 2016
Three-time Prime Minster of Trinidad and Tobago, Mr Patrick Augustus Manning passed away this morning July 2, 2016 at 8.15 am. He was diagnosed on July 1, 2016 with
1991 and in 2001, 2002 and 2007 as a member and leader of the People's National Movement political party.
His was married to Hazel Manning who served as a former Education Minister in Trinidad and Tobago was the father of two sons.
He served under two former Prime Ministers, Dr Eric Williams and Mr George Chambers and as Leader of the Opposition against three Prime Ministers, Mr ANR Robinson, Mr Basdeo Panday and Kamla Persad Bissessar. Persad-Bisessessar displaced him 2010 to become the first Female Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago as documented in Through the Political Glass Ceiling - Race to Prime Ministership by Trinidad and Tobago's First Female.
Through the Political Glass Ceiling captures the final nail biting-moments of Mr Patrick Manning's Prime Ministership and the socio, cultural and political milieu in Trinidad and Tobago and internationally that resulted in his defeat at the elections of 2010.
Through the Political Glass Ceiling explores the "Clash of Political Cultures through Cultural Diversity lenses and an analysis of minority politics in relation to geography, gender and rurality, globalisation and the information age.
Manning has been one of the longest serving politicians and a parliamentarian since 1971 when he contested the elections to win the San Fernando East seat which he held for ten consecutive elections up to 2015.
Patrick Manning was born at the foothills of the Naparima Hill in Trinidad and Tobago's second city, San Fernando in 1946.Educated at Presentation College and the University of the West Indies, Mona, Jamaica. He served as a geologist in the oil industry in his early career with Texaco as a geologist and has served in several reincarnations as Minister responsible forthe energy industries Ministerial portfolio in Trinidad and Tobago as well as Ministerial roles for Works, Transport, Industry and Commerce, Petroleum and Mines, Information, Energy and Natural Resources among them.
His political career has not been untouched by controversy.
Through the Political Glass Ceiling captures the build-up to the election of Kamla Persad-Bissessar as the first woman Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago with historical and socio-cultural analyses and contexts that examine the role of gender, culture and geography in the politics of this developing country.
This book presents the paradox of politics and society in Trinidad and Tobago in the context of the contest for leadership between the country's longest standing political entity, the People's National Movement, and the first female leader of a political party, United National Congress' Kamla Persad-Bissessar.
It sets selected speeches of Persad-Bissessar against the backdrop of multiculturalism, gender, and geo-politics with refreshing insights into the interplay between minority and dominant political ideologies as post-Independent T&T struggles for articulation and definition of a truly encompassing national identity.
Ranging through the country's experiences with political parties under Dr Eric Williams, through the period of the National Alliance for Reconstruction and ANR Robinson to the period of voting deadlock at the turn of the century involving Basdeo Panday and Patrick Manning, it presents the situations and contexts of Persad-Bissessar's controversial political career.
In doing so, it provides roadmaps of Persad-Bissessar's journey to T&T's highest political offices, through to the defining moments of the May 2010 snap electioncalled by Patrick Manning.
It is compiled with introduction and contexts by Dr Kris Rampersad, a journalist, researcher, educator, writer and publisher and heritage expert and educator on the diversity of Caribbean society and cultures.
For more details email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Reviews Through the Politcal Glass Ceiling:
Through The Political Glass Ceiling
Book written on Kamla’s Speech http://www.newsday.co.tt/politics/print,0,120960.html;
Commonwealth Praise for book: http://www.trinidadexpress.com/news/Commonwealth_praise_for_book_on_Kamla_s_speeches-114783264.html
It is available at:
UK: British Museum
Community Leadership and the legacy of Patrick Manning One Year On ... Former PM of Trinidad and Tobago dies of Leukemia
Dr Kris Rampersad is a social-cultural analyst, author and journalist and a sustainable development educator.
See obituary to Mr Manning posted on his death below.