Book of the Week: Children’s Rights-Caribbean Realities

Children’s Rights – Caribbean Realities
Edited by Christine Barrow

Drawing on papers presented at a symposium held by the Caribbean Office of the United Nation Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and the University of the West Indies in Barbados, this book (published in 2001) sets out to identify the major issues in the realization of child rights and development in the Caribbean region, as dictated by the UN’s Convention on the Rights of the Child. Each contribution brings a unique and scholarly perspective to longstanding questions relating to children in the cultural context of the Caribbean and examines these issues on the basis of relaities with the family setting and at the community and national levels.

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Congratulations to all participants, and in particular the winners of the CAPPS Reading Competition

(Cayo Association of Principals of Primary Schools):

  • 1st Place: Alysia Norales – St. Martins Government School
  • 2nd Place – Ashton Cardinez – Santa Elena Primary School
  • 3rd Place – Maria Magandi – Faith Nazarene Primary School

*** Job Well Done ***


The Heart of a Woman
By Maya Angelou


In The Heart of a Woman Maya Angelou leaves California with her son, Guy, to go to New York. There she enters the society and world of black artists and writers and begins to take part in the struggle of black Americans for their rightful place in the world. She helps organize a benefit cabaret for the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, and then is appointed Martin Luther Kings Northern Coordinator. Shortly after that, through her friend Abbey Lincoln, she takes one of the lead parts in Genet’s The Blacks and even writes music for the production.

The Heart of a Woman is filled with unforgettable vignettes of famous people, from Billie Holiday to Malcolm X, but perhaps most important is the story of Maya Angelou’s relationship with her son. Because this book chronicles, finally, the joys and the burdens of a black mother in America and how the son she had cherished so intensely and worked for so devotedly finally grows to be a man.

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The End of Racism
By Dinesh D’Souza

In this daring and highly provocative exploration of the history, nature and ultimate meaning of racism, best-selling author Dinesh D’Souza challenges deeply held orthodoxies about race and racism in America. Was slavery a racist institution? Is America a racist society? Is Eurocentrism a racist concept? Can African-Americans be racist? Transcending accepted boundaries of racial discourse, D’Souza argues that the liberal crusade against racism is detrimental to both blacks and whites, and that our next step must be to eliminate race as the basis for identity and public policy. He offers essential guidelines for achieving the ultimate goal of a harmonious multiracial society.

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On Thursday, November 11, the George Price Centre for Peace and Development is hosting a working session on Above and Below the Line – Student Behaviour Management, as part of its ongoing Conflict Management Training.

The goal of the “Above and Below the Line” approach is to promote a safe, responsible, caring and respectful environment for students, learning the difference between appropriate and inappropriate behaviour. The focus is on encouraging students to live Above the Line.

For more information on our Conflict Resolution Programme, click here. If you are interested in joining our training sessions, please contact Elsie at info@gpcbelize.com or at 822-1054.


The exhibit “Belizean ID”, organized by NICH, is a mere attempt at engaging all Belizean to answer some old and pose some new questions about our Belizean identity:

Who are we?
Where did we come from?
Upon what do we base our identity?
Does it matter???

Exhibit on display until November 26

Opening hours: Monday through Thursday from 8.00 a.m. to 6.00 p.m. – Fridays from 8.00 a.m. to 5.00 p.m. and Sundays from 9.00 a.m. to 12.00 noon.


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