Friday, May 02, 2008

A New Publication

I just got notice of a new (internet) publication relating to St. Vincent and the Grenadines and the Caribbean in general. You can find it at , I haven't had a chance to read it in detail, but the concept and web design are both striking. I particularly like the idea of the Caribbean Sense of Life as the characteristic of a different kind of civilization from the decadence and decay of Western Civilization. This is their vision:

"The Caribbean is a sea and not a continent, it consists of islands. Its highly distinctive physical geography gave rise to each island’s characteristically strong sense of insularity. This strong sense of insularity, the forces of nature and history have shaped the Caribbean in a unique and compelling way.

The Caribbean Sense of Life has evolved through a process of hybridization – it is an exquisite blend of many cultures: Carib, African, Indian, European, Chinese, Arab, Jewish… What has emerged is a hybridized psyche – the quintessence of a Caribbean people.

Consequently, we see the Caribbean Sense of Life™ as an eco-friendly consciousness naturally in pursuit of a perfect balance between being and doing.

Strategy, Forethought and Insight envisions the day when the Caribbean Sense of Life™ will be universally recognized as the essence of the good life."

You can see how this fits in with my essay at

More about this later.