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IN MY OPINION

US-Cuba Relations

by Dr Jacqueline Laguardia Martinez UWI International Relations lecturer discusses the future of the Caribbean within the context of the reviewed relationship between US and Cuba.

CONVERSATIONS WITH ALUMNI

No More Business As Usual

by Alake Pilgrim The Commonwealth’s Deputy Secretary General, Deodath Maharaj goes beyond polite conversation about Caribbean development during an interview with Alake Pilgrim.

ALSO IN THIS ISSUE

30 Days in the Heart of Tokyo

by Jeanette Awai Eight UWI students recount their experiences as part of a one-month exchange programme in Japan.

66 Vice-Chancellor Beckles’ Inaugural Address

On May 30, 2015, Professor Sir Hilary Beckles was installed as the 8th Vice Chancellor of The UWI. Read his full installation speech.

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EDITOR & CREATIVE DIRECTOR Dawn-Marie De Four-Gill PRODUCTION EDITOR Rhonda Jaipaul-O’Garro EDITORIAL TEAM Elizabeth Buchanan-Hind, Janet Caroo, Celia Davidson-Francis, Dawn-Marie De Four-Gill, Carroll Edwards, Marcia Erskine, Allison Fung, Rhonda Jaipaul-O’Garro, Chelston Lovell, Shyvonne Williams CONTRIBUTING WRITERS Shereen Ali, Jeanette Awai, Natasha Coker-Jones, Joel Henry, Sir Hilary Beckles, Jacqueline Laguardia Martinez Zadie Neufville, Alake Pilgrim PHOTOGRAPHY Nigel Browne, Bryan Studios, Ronnie Carrington, Cartography Associates, Adrian Cashman, Atiba Cudjoe, Peter Ferguson, Khano Gordon, Gary Harris, Aneel Karim, Noel Lindquist, Zadie Neufville, ProPhoto Studio, Terry Sampson, Sophia University, The Commonwealth Secretariat, Windies/West Indies Cricket Board. ON THE COVER

Bringing Breadfruit to the Table It was once hog food; too bland for the palates of the slaves brought from West Africa. It was only after Emancipation that breadfruit found a place at the table of free peasants – and then mainly those from rural areas. Today, not only has research at The UWI uncovered the nutritional value and health benefits of the breadfruit, but also its potential as a powerhouse for sustainable local agriculture. THE PELICAN/ISSUE 14 –

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