Book Launch of ‘How Britain Underdeveloped the Caribbean’

Event Date(s): 25/02/2022

This Friday, you are cordially invited to the launch of Professor Sir Hilary McD. Beckles’ newest book, How Britain Underdeveloped the Caribbean: A Reparation Response to Europe's Legacy of Plunder and Poverty.

In this publication, Sir Hilary, Professor of Economic and Social History, focuses his attention on the British Empire and shows how successive governments have systematically suppressed economic development in their former colonies and have refused to accept responsibility for the debt and development support they owe the Caribbean.

Tune in to UWItv on Friday, February 25 via www.uwitv.org or https://www.facebook.com/UWITV at 2 p.m.  to join the launch event virtually for enlightening discussions featuring:


  •  Professor Verene Shepherd, Director, The Centre for Reparation Research, The UWI
  • Dr. Luz Longsworth, Higher Education, Leadership and Management Specialist
  • Professor Rupert Lewis, Professor Emeritus of Political Thought, Department of Government, The UWI, Mona Campus 
  • Dr. Patricia Rodney, Adjunct Professor, Department of Community Health and Preventive Medicine, Morehouse School of Medicine, Atlanta, Georgia, and CEO of the Walter Rodney Foundation
  • and the author himself, Professor Sir Hilary McD. Beckles, Vice-Chancellor, The UWI 


‘How Britain Underdeveloped the Caribbean: A Reparation Response to Europe’s Legacy of Plunder and Poverty’ by Professor Sir Hilary McD. Beckles can be purchased at a 35% discount on www.uwipress.com. Valid from February 25 to March 31, 2022. Use promotional code 03BC22 at https://bit.ly/32oCYfW

Open to: | General Public |