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Sir Kenneth Hall launches new book on CARICOM

For Release Upon Receipt - September 29, 2010

St. Augustine

The Honourable Sir Kenneth Hall will launch his new book “CARICOM: Policy Options for International Engagement,”  on Thursday 30th September, 2010, at The University of the West Indies (UWI), St Augustine.

This event will be hosted by the Office of the Campus Principal and the Institute of International Relations (IIR) at the Health Economics Centre, #25 A Warren Street St Augustine, from 6:30-8:30 pm. 

Published in collaboration with Mrs Myrtle Chuck-A-Sang, this book was written to inform Caribbean people of their foreign policy options, and to enjoin them to become more involved in discussions and debates on the subject by providing them with relevant material upon which to structure their views and make their own contributions to the construction of the community. This book comprises contributions from a number of the region’s leading policy makers, politicians and academics.

Key speakers at the launch include the Most Honourable Professor Sir Kenneth Hall, former Governor-General, Jamaica Honorary Distinguished Research Fellow, UWI, and editor of the publication; Mrs Myrtle Chuck-A-Sang, Project Director, UWI-CARICOM Project, CARICOM Secretariat, Georgetown, and co-editor of the publication; Dr the Honourable Surujrattan Rambachan, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Trinidad and Tobago; Professor Clement Sankat, Pro Vice Chancellor and UWI St Augustine Campus Principal; and Professor Timothy Shaw, Director of the UWI Institute of International Relations.

Copies of the book “CARICOM Policy Options for International Engagement” will be available for sale at the event.

This event is by invitation only.

For more information, please contact Professor Timothy Shaw, Director Institute of International Relations, via email at

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