Bocas Lit Fest

Event Synopsis

The way ahead: two decades into the 21st century, Caribbean states face unique challenges in their politics, economics, social development, climate change crisis, and more. The COVID-19 pandemic, we’ve been told, is an opportunity to rethink the meaning of “normal” and recalibrate our plans for the future. What does that really mean? This special two-part event brings together the voices of our young people and the expertise of our leaders for a debate about what lies ahead for our region.

Part 1: 10.30–10.45am

Three young people in their 20s — representing the Caribbean generation of the new millennium — share their worries and hopes about the future, in specially commissioned reflections. With Jeanelle Clarke, Mareeka Dookie, and Omari Joseph.

Part 2: 10.45–12 pm

A high-level panel shares frank perspectives on the way ahead for the Caribbean and debates the possibilities and potential pitfalls. With regional thought leaders including climate scientist Prof. John Agard, economist Dr. Justin Ram, and Anthony N. Sabga III, CEO of ANSA McAL Group, one of the largest conglomerates in the region. Hosted by Natalee Legore.

In partnership with the Caribbean Futures Institute


Participants

Anthony N. Sabga III
Trinidad & Tobago
CEO ANSA McAL Group
Mareeka Dookie
Sint Maarten
Speaker
Omari Joseph
Guyana, Trinidad & Tobago
Speaker
Natalee Legore
Jamaica
Speaker
Jeanelle Clarke
Antigua & Barbuda, Barbados
Speaker
Professor John Agard
Trinidad & Tobago
Climate Scientist
Dr. Justin Ram
Trinidad & Tobago
Economist

Date

Apr 25 2021

Time

10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Cost

Free

The event is finished.

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