Some progress, glaring failures, says lecturer
DR KRISTINA HINDS HARRISON packed quite a verbal punch when she took to the podium last Thursday night during the University of the West Indies, Cave Hill’s ongoing Independence lecture series.
Her presentation, The Pride of Nationhood: Political Development in Barbados Since Independence – A Perspective From the Post-Independence Generation, struck cords of agreement with many audience members gathered at the Errol Barrow Centre For Creative Imagination, yielding applause and, sometimes, laughter.
The discussion was a serious one, with the lecturer in politics, international relations and integration studies exploring issues of race and class, youth participation, the political representation of women and the Constitution.
While she said there had been some laudable political developments and economic gains, there were some glaring failings, the most recent being access to the basic resource, water. (WILLCOMM)
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