UWI book to tell Tobago’s story
THE University of the West Indies (UWI) is working on a new book that will tell the story of Tobago. The book will be titled Tobago: Its History and Heritage and was proposed by historian and UWI professor Dr Rita Pemberton.
Tobago House of Assembly (THA) Chief Secretary Orville London said the book has been authorised, adding information about the island’s history is very important.
He said: “One of the things that we have to accept is that there is no history of Tobago where it’s written in simple language, extends over the critical period and is usable by primary school, secondary schools, students, teachers and tertiary level.”
The book will trace Tobago’s history from the pre-colonial era to the early 21st century. London said he believed it would be useful to teachers, students and the wider public.
“It will include information that will be essential for heritage professionals, as it will sensitise them to the history, correct misconceptions and elucidate new historical sources and materials,” London added. Read more
Source: Trinidad Express