This book develops a theory of a Caribbean-Atlantic imaginary by exploring the ways two colonial texts represent the consciousnesses of Amerindians, Africans, and Europeans at two crucial points marking respectively the origins and demise of slavocratic systems in the West Indies. Focusing on Richard Ligona (TM)s History of Barbados (1657) and Matthew a Monka (TM) Lewisa (TM) Journal of a West India Proprietor (1834), the study identifies specific myths and belief systems surrounding sugar and obeah as each of these came to stand for concepts of order and counterorder, and to figure the material and symbolic power of masters and slaves respectively. Rooting the imaginary in indigenous Caribbean myths, the study adopts the pre-Columbian origins of the imaginary ascribed by Wilson Harris to a cross cultural bridge or arc, and derives the mythic origins for the centrality of sugar in the imaginarya (TM)s constitution from Kamau Brathwaite. The booka (TM)s central organizing principle is an oppositional one, grounded on the order/counterorder binary model of the imaginary formulated by the philosopher-social theorist Cornelius Castoriadis. The study breaks new ground by reading Ligona (TM)s History and Lewisa (TM) Journal through the lens of the slavesa (TM) imaginaries of hidden knowledge. By redefining Lewisa (TM) subjectivity through his poema (TM)s most potent counterordering symbol, the demon-king, this book advances recent scholarly interest in Jamaicaa (TM)s legendary Three Fingered Jack.
Caribbean Primary Mathematics, the most popular maths course in the region, has been updated to meet the needs of the modern classroom delivering today's curricula. * Clear progreesion through graded Pupil Books developing skills from initial concepts through to end-of-primary-school examinations. * Encourages pupils to explore mathematics through practical hands-on activities. * Develops problem-solving skills and helps pupils connect mathematics to the real world. * Tracks progree through clear and continuous assessment. * Reinforces learning with extra practice in Workbooks for Levels 3-6. * Brings ICT to life with engaging activities on a CD-Rom for every level. * Teacher suppost at every level with a comprehensive Teacher's Guide suggesting lesson plans and teaching strategies. The authors of Caribbean Primary Mathematics have a wealth of experience in primary mathematics teaching and curriculum development. They are drawn from a wide range of Caribbean countries to enure that the materials offer best possible fit for all pupils.
Political corruption in the Caribbean Basin retards state economic growth and development, undermines government legitimacy, and threatens state security. In spite of recent anti-corruption efforts of intergovernmental and nongovernmental organizations (IGO/NGOs), Caribbean political corruption problems appear to be worsening in the post-Cold War period. This work discovers why IGO/NGO efforts to arrest corruption are failing by investing the domestic and international causes of political corruption in the Caribbean.