Jerome L. McElroy (Saint Mary’s): Island Demography: A Review of Selected Caribbean Contributions. From Music and Politics, Jocelyne Guilbault (UC-Berkeley): The Question of Multiculturalism in the Arts in the Postcolonial Nation-State of Trinidad and Tobago. From Small Axe, a review of Atlantic Creoles in the Age of Revolutions by Jane G. Landers; and who lacks an ethical code? A review of The Spirits and the Law: Vodou and Power in Haiti by Kate Ramsey. A review of Haiti: The Aftershocks of History by Laurent Dubois. The earthquake in Haiti proved so devastating partly because the country’s development model had failed so completely — now those funding the reconstruction of the country are pursuing the same disastrous path. A review of The Sugar Barons: Family, Corruption, Empire, and War in the West Indies by Matthew Parker. Caribbean's high crime rate is hindering development, report says. Can Caribbean regional integration facilitate economic growth? One of the world’s largest oil refineries will close, stunning nearly 2,000 workers and threatening to upend the reeling economy of the U.S. Virgin Islands. Puerto Rico has long flirted with the idea of becoming the 51st state — this year voters will once again have their choice at the ballot box.

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