The “unknown” Caribbean – Dominica
In 2017 Hurricane Maria ravaged the Caribbean and hit Dominica like nature’s bulldozer. It tore through its once picturesque streets leaving in its wake deep questions for the region and like the proverbial phoenix, a new country to emerge from the ruins.
Now a new storm is brewing on its horizon and threatens to take the livelihood of generations yet to be born. Welcome to Dominica and the inside story that will challenge the way you look at your passport.
As I continue my journey across the region, I am joined by Vanessa Winston St Agathe who takes me on a tour of the deep issues at play in this small nation. From the current corruption allegations surrounding the recent arrest of the BVI Premier and his connection to the country, through to its Citizenship by Investment program, we look at the concept of national identity and how the Global Indian community have faired so far.
About Vanessa Winston St. Agathe
Vanessa Winston St. Agathe, a Caribbean business consultant with over 30 years of honed experience in a range of areas including telecoms, tourism, offshore and CBI development, management and marketing for Caribbean and offshore.
She lives between Dominica her island home and St Lucia and has engaged with former and present administrations to enhance develop CBI legislation in the early 2000s and continues to consult with various entities developing strategies to manage, market and mitigate CBI threats.
About the Global Indian Series:
My name is Rajan Nazran Chief Explorer for the Global Indian Series, the official platform for people of Indian origin (PIO), because let’s face it, we are everywhere!
For almost 15 years we have travelled across the globe covering 58 countries to date whilst exploring the kaleidoscope of our remarkable 50 shades of brown community.
Voyaging to the edges of the Amazon, facing Ebola in West Africa, being held hostage in Eastern Europe, tapping rubber in Malaysia, drinking chai with Heads of State and sharing laughter with local fishermen – I have been there, looking for us!
Our purpose is simple, to build a living encyclopaedia of the human experience of the community and a safe mooring ground for open discussions, whether you are an NRI, Indian Diaspora, person of Indian origin (PIO) or a fan of South Asian anthropology, what we do is bring people and communities together.
We do this by plunging into the human experience of being a person of Indian origin (PIO), taking a second look at the countries we now call home and tackling the conversations we need to know more about.
Through our range of award-winning original content (print, podcasts, events and TV) and fascinating discussions, our impactful stories and platforms have spearheaded national and international conversations that have brought people together. Our work is featured in global brands including The Indian Express through to the CNBC network.
How to get involved:
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Special thank you to TAIZU for the music
Presenter – Rajan Nazran
Producer –Global Indian Series/NazranRoth
Guests in order: Vanessa Winston St. Agathe
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