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Contemporary Caribbean Tourism: Concepts and Cases. Sherma Roberts, Mechelle Best and Acolla Cameron. Ian Randle Publishers, 2015.

The tourism industry is seen as the linchpin that holds the majority of the economies of the Caribbean together. In Contemporary Caribbean Tourism, authors Roberts, Best and Cameron provide a comprehensive contemporary resource for students and practitioners alike.

Spanning the breadth of issues from accommodation and transportation; environmental and economic impacts; cultural, sport, health and wellness, and adventure tourism; to disaster management and preparedness, this book discusses all of the elements essential to the long-term development and sustainability of the region's most valuable source of income. Cutting across the Dutch, English, Spanish and French Caribbean, the history and issues of tourism in the Caribbean are presented in a cohesive and easy to grasp manner, with practical examples, case studies and references from all aspects of the business of tourism.


The Grenada Revolution: Reflections and Lessons. Edited by Wendy Grenade. University Press of Mississippi, 2015.

A detailed examination of the broad implications of Marxist revolution, politics, and the eventual invasion of the island nation.

Contributions by Horace G. Campbell, Ralph E. Gonsalves, Kari H. I. Grenade, Wendy C. Grenade, David Hinds, Curtis Jacobs, Tennyson S. D. Joseph, Patsy Lewis, Don Marshall, Brian Meeks, and Hilbourne A. Watson.

Grenada experienced much turmoil in the 1970s and 1980s, culminating in an armed Marxist revolution, a bloody military  coup, and finally in 1983 Operation Urgent Fury, a United States-led invasion. Wendy C. Grenade combines various perspectives to tell a Caribbean story about this revolution, weaving together historical accounts of slain Prime Minister Maurice Bishop, the New Jewel Leftist Movement, and contemporary analysis.



Decolonization in St. Lucia: Politics and Global Neoliberalism, 1945-2010. Tennyson S.D. Joseph. University of Mississippi Press, 2011.

A case study of how a Caribbean nation may achieve political but not economic independence.

Tennyson S. D. Joseph builds upon current research on the anticolonial and nationalist experience in the Caribbean. He explores the impact of global transformation upon the independent experience of St. Lucia and argues that the island's formal decolonization roughly coincided with the period of the rise of global neoliberalism hegemony. Consequently, the concept of "limited sovereignty" became the defining feature of St. Lucia's understanding of the possibilities of independence. Central to the analysis is the tension between the role of the state as a facilitator of domestic aspirations on one hand and a facilitator of global capital on the other.

Women in Caribbean Politics. Edited by Cynthia Barrow-Giles. Ian Randle Publishers, 2011.

Historically, women have been under-represented in politics. Patriarchal political parties, debilitating customs and discriminatory selection processes, and obstructionist attitudes have generally contributed to the inability of women to enter mainstream political life in a significant way. In Women in Caribbean Politics Cynthia Barrow-Giles and her co-contributors profile 20 of the most influential women in modern Caribbean politics who have struggled and excelled, in spite of the obstacles. Divided into four parts, this volume looks at women who led the struggle for freedom; those who agitated for equal rights and justice in the pre-independence period; post-colonial trailblazers; as well as a group which Cynthia Barrow-Giles refers to as Women CEOs. The profiles cover women from 12 territories, with varying political, ethnic and socio-economic issues.



Theoretical and Empirical Exercises in Econometrics. Nlandu Mamingi. The University of the West Indies Press, 2008.

This textbook is designed for undergraduate and graduate students. It contains theory, problems and answers, many of which have already been tested extensively in classrooms and tutorials and then refined for the book.The book does not attempt to duplicate the many standard econometrics books. Rather, it supplements them by focusing exclusively on theoretical and empirical exercises in a systematic way. In this respect, the book has four innovations. First, it develops theoretical exercises useful in interpreting empirical results. Second, the book contains essay questions related to important economic issues. Third, at times it deals with questions with no clear-cut answers. Fourth, its development of aggregation over time issues is almost unique in econometrics textbooks.

Gaining Productivity. Jamal Khan and Wayne Soverall. Arawak Publications, 2008.

With a model-focused approach and supporting empirical evidence, Gaining Productivity presents commanding research, wide-ranging analyses, monitorable indicators, compelling findings, useful insights and fresh vitality in relation to the core issue of productivity in Barbados within the larger context of the Caribbean and the international community.

The work recognizes not only competitiveness and leadership but also equity, participation and
empowerment, does not overplay the instrumental managerial orientation to productivity, and opposes productivity's reduction into power, control and hegemony. With motivation and productivity - the central bastions of the work - Gaining Productivity aims at searing deep into mass consciousness.