Sir Alister launches The Caribbean and the Wider World

Renowned Caribbean academic Sir Meredith Alister McIntyre has welcomed the Jamaican Government’s decision to appoint a commission to review Jamaica’s participation in the Caribbean Community (Caricom).

“I think that the Government must be commended for setting up the ‘Golding committee’,” Sir Alister told a packed Council Room audience, at the launch of his new book, The Caribbean and the Wider World, on the campus of the University of The West Indies (UWI) recently.

Sir Alister, as he is best known, who served as secretary-general of Caricom between 1974 and 1977, was responding to questions arising from a “conversation” with the university’s current vice-chancellor, Sir Hilary Beckles, which was the obvious highlight of the launch.

He was commenting on the decision by Jamaica’s Prime Minister Andrew Holness to appoint a Caricom Review Commission chaired by his predecessor Bruce Golding. Read more

Source: Jamaica Observer