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The “unknown” Caribbean.

Anger, resentment, and an official apology… it is certainly not the words that modern day Britain wishes to have branded next to the Queens 70th Jubilee. But as the demands intensify over the question of reparations across the Caribbean, we ask how a monarch of a “foreign” land impacts the sense of collective identity across the region and whether it  really matters?

Guided by Dr Adrian Augier with guest appearance by political party leader Andre Pancho De Carires, we look at the human impact of the demands for reparations and deep dive into the complex legacy that Colonial Britain has left, including access to justice via the Privy Council and loop holes that lead to local institutional exploitation.

About Dr Adrian Augier:

Adrian Augier is a Development Economist and Entrepreneur with wide experience across the regional and international public and private sectors. He holds a BA in Economics and Political Science and a Masters in Development Finance and Planning. In St. Lucia, he has worked as Chief Economist (Ministry of Finance and Planning), Economic Policy Advisor (Office of the Prime Minister), and Secretary General of the National Economic Council. He has also served as Chairman of WINERA-St. Lucia and WINERA–Trinidad and as Chairman of the National Vision Commission. Regionally, He has served as Co-Chair of the Regional Task Force on the Development of Cultural Industries, and is a member of the Interim Festival Directorate for CARIFESTA. Internationally, he has worked as a Consultant and Development Economist with the World Bank, the EU, UNCTAD, USAID, OECS and CARICOM. He has undertaken consultancies for the Government of Saint Lucia and Grenada in the areas of policy design and incentive legislation. He has served as Executive Director and Vice President of the St Lucia Chamber of Commerce, a fellow of the Economic Development Institute, and the United States Centre for Strategic and International Studies. He is currently the Managing Director of Landmark Events Ltd., St. Lucia’s premier special events company, active in the sectors of Arts, Entertainment, Tourism and Commerce across the Eastern Caribbean. He serves as Chairman of the Landmark Group of Companies, winner of the St. Lucia Chamber of Commerce Service Exporter of the Year Award in 2009, and Entrepreneur of the Year, 2010. In 2012 he received an Honorary Doctorate from the University of the West Indies for his contribution to regional development and culture

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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.

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Special thank you to TAIZU for the music

Episode: 111

Presenter – Rajan Nazran

Producer –Global Indian Series/NazranRoth

Guests in order:

Andre Pancho De Caires

Adrian Augier

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