Is the West Indies West Indian?
Sir Shridath Ramphal
In his delivery of The Eleventh Sir Archibald Nedd Memorial Lecture Sir Shridath Ramphal opened with the following statement
"...I am specially grateful to the President, Mr. Francis Alexis, for allowing that I should speak to a theme of my own choosing. Determining that theme was the easy part; for I believe that at this moment there in no more urgent issue for West Indians to address than that encompassed by the title I have given to this Lecture: IS THE WEST INDIES WEST INDIAN?"
In light of the detailed way in which his lecture has informed this ninth issue of the Pelican Magazine we are please to feature as an online exclusive the unabridged Eleventh Sir Archibald Nedd Memorial Lecture as delivered by Sir Shridath Ramphal