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Contact:  Claudia Monlouis


Tuesday 6 December 2011 A joint launching of new publications by two Saint Lucian academics who are based at the University of Cave Hill Campus in Barbados has been hailed as a victory for Small Island States that once suffered from a lack of published representation.


The books entitled 'Decolonization in St. Lucia' authored by Tennyson Joseph, and 'Women in Caribbean Politics' edited by Cynthia Barrow Giles. Both authors are lecturers of Political Science.


Meantime the publication 'Women in Politics'  is described by  the  editor Cynthia Barrow Giles, as  enriching  to the consciousness of women on the issue of the political empowerment of women and the  inclusion of women in politics in this country and the wider region.


Ms. Giles noted that the book features the political contributions and lives of several leaders women in politics, including Kamla Persad Bissesar, Mia Mortley, and Portia Simpson. Caribbean women including Saint Lucians, she said, must become more politically involved.


“The Caribbean is not as rooted in the traditional beliefs, norms, and values that men have used to exclude women from politics. I am not saying that they haven’t used these, but it would seem logical given the difference, that more women should be on the front line in the Caribbean.”


The books were launched on the evening of Friday, December 2, at the University of the West Indies Open Campus in Saint Lucia.

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