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A Better Day: A Picture Diary of Present and Past

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60.00 BBD

A photo diary of present and past I suppose they were looking for a BETTER DAY when my small ancesteral family left for Barbados in 1885. As a photographer I am interested in old family photographs. And when I realized that the small boy standing by his father side in the picture that sparked this story was the same person I knew as my great-grandfather, I got very curious.

He was still little when he died in 1965, but no longer a boy. He had seen other days, other places, he was full of stories. His mother had died during their stay in Barbados. According to family lore, she fell down the stairs in their house. I wondered; what stairs, where was Barbados, and why did they leave Norway to live on an island far away ?

ISBN/SKU: 
9788299681681
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A Caribbean Tale

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24.00 BBD

When a young Caribbean boy, born into poverty and abandoned by teenage parents, stumbles upon the international bestseller, The Power of Positive Thinking, he vows to make it the bible that would guide his path to a life of prosperity.

Despite devastating academic failures, he predicts before incredulous classmates, a successful career in accountancy, citing the name of his future employer a British telecommunications giant with deep colonial roots. And during moments of repose he d visualize his future bride, a beautiful girl from a different world, totally oblivious of his affection.

Against formidable odds, he sets out on an ill-prepared trip to London to pursue his dreams. But nothing goes according to plan. Meeting his mother and half-siblings for the first time leaves permanent scars. The search for his father proves futile. A bout of blindness all but crashes his dreams.

When he finds himself marooned in the seemingly desolate city in the depth of a bitter English winter, and facing destitution, he d have to summon more than The Power of Positive Thinking to see him through.

How long would it be before he returned to his island home to fulfill his destiny, and claim his heart s desire still oblivious of his affection?

The fateful events of 9/11 stir in him a profound desire to unlock the vaults of history. Private investigators unearth his father living good in London, a successful man with haunting secrets of a past life hidden from his loving family ... pictures buried in an attic ... a grandmother on a nearby island grieving her recently departed husband who d never seen his grandson ...

All the while, his relentless ambition profoundly reshapes his goals, his life, and just might redefine a generation.

Lush, evocative, and deeply humane, the critically acclaimed A Caribbean Tale is a compelling non-fiction novel spanning decades, of hope and dreams, triumph and disaster, and the lessons of life and of living.

Highly recommended for those who dare to dream.

ISBN/SKU: 
1427605351
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A Crime-Solving Toolkit

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55.20 BBD

Unacceptably high murder and crime rates in the Caribbean have captured the attention of the world and Caribbean policymakers, and forensics provides a key tool in prosecuting criminals and reducing crime. Although forensic sciences have been judiciously applied in the Caribbean for decades, the vast majority of forensic publications have focused on North American and Europe. This volume embraces diverse perspectives on forensics within the Caribbean by focusing on disaster victim identification protocols, forensic anthropology, computer forensics, geospatial technologies, shoe-print identification, suicide hangings and forensics linguistics. Desperately needed, this volume provides prescriptive formulas to mitigate the rising crime in the region and is of particular interest to policymakers, lawyers, police officers, anthropologists, computer specialists and interested members of the public.

ISBN/SKU: 
9789766402204
Publication Date: 
2009-03-11
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A Day in the LIfe of Axel the Ant /2E (Hard Cover)

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25.00 BBD

Flying-fish, coconuts, golden sandy beaches, brilliant blue skies and crystal-clear sea are all packed into one action-packed day making a nice bedtime story. 

In Book 1 of this children's Book Series, our feathered friend "Pilly the Pelican" follows our little lad "Axel the Ant" during a typical day of Axel's life in the beautiful Caribbean island of Barbados. 

This refreshing, rhyming title contains not 5, not 10, but TWENTY (20) beautiful illustrations as Axel the Ant gathers food, goes to work and relaxes on the tropical beaches after a hard day. 

Connect with your child readers and expose these young ones to new knowledge in a fun, colourful way with our two fun-loving but hard-working friends that they will remember for a lifetime.

ISBN/SKU: 
9789769568860
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A Death in Panama

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37.50 BBD

Ronald Williams' second novel, A Death in Panama is a worthy follow up to his highly successful first novel, Four Saints and an Angel. It is a book that will delight and mystify those who became instant fans, and for readers new to his work, it will have the impact of a seduction. Set in Panama, Barbados and the U.S., A Death in Panama presents us with the mysterious and frightening world of the Panama of the first decade of the 20th century when the canal was being built and fortunes were being made. Many of those fortunes were made in highly unlawful ways.

ISBN/SKU: 
9781434907325
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A Fierce Hatred of Injustice

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48.75 BBD

Claude McKay remains one of the most influential intellectuals of the African Diaspora. Best remembered for his extraordinary poetry, his achievement in verse has been widely analyzed and praised. Yet in the welter of discussion about McKay, little has been said about his early writing in Jamaican. Two collections from the period, Songs of Jamaica and Constab Ballads, are more known about than known, and his poems for the Jamaican press, most of which have never been anthologized, are rarely studied. 

ISBN/SKU: 
9766370516
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A Historical Study of Women in Jamaica 1655-1844

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88.50 BBD

In 1974 Lucille Mathurin Mair defended her dissertation, which has since become a classic work in Caribbean historiography and influenced generations of scholars. Through extensive archival work with estate records, legal records, family papers and private correspondence, she sought out the women of Jamaica's past during slavery, women of all classes, all colours, black, brown and white. The work stands as a convincing exposure of women as agents of history - a path-breaking achievement at a time when Caribbean historiography ignored women. From her meticulous research emerged a powerful statement that has shaped subsequent understandings of gendered and cultural relations in Jamaican society: the white woman consumed, the coloured woman served and the black woman laboured. Over three decades Mair's dissertation became the most sought after unpublished work among students and scholars of Caribbean history and culture. Now available as a published monograph, the work will be more widely available to a new generation of scholars concerned with Atlantic history, slavery, culture and gender. bibliography, containing the original bibliography in the dissertation now supplemented by bibliographies detailing Mathurin Mair's subsequent publications, subsequent UWI theses on women or gender, and books, articles and papers on Caribbean gender issues since 1974. Co-published with the Centre for Gender and Development Studies, University of the West Indies, Jamaica.

ISBN/SKU: 
9766401780
Publication Date: 
2006-10-01
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A History of Early Childhood Education: A Barbadian Experience

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30.00 BBD
ISBN/SKU: 
9789768265357
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A History of Education in the British Leeward Islands 1838-1945

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77.15 BBD

Examines the social and economic forces that have shaped and constrained the development of education in the British Leeward Islands following emancipation. It offers a critique on British colonial education and highlights significant achievements in this area.

ISBN/SKU: 
9766401314
Publication Date: 
2003-08-15
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A History of Money and Banking in Barbados 1627-1973

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60.30 BBD

A History of Money and Banking in Barbados documents the development of money and commercial banking in Barbados from the date of the settlement in 1627 to the establishment of the Central Bank of Barbados in 1973. It examines the early years of barter; the introduction of British coins by the Royal Proclamations of 1825 and 1838; the issue of colonial coins (anchor money); the introduction and circulation of foreign coins; the debate over the legal tender of British silver coins and the share of the seigniorage of these coins.

ISBN/SKU: 
9789766402396
Publication Date: 
2010-07-27
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A History of the Virgin Islands of the United States

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43.40 BBD

The Virgin Islands in the course of centuries have witnessed the coming and going of Ciboney, Arawak and Carib peoples, European discovery by Christopher Columbus, temporary occupation by pirates and adventurers, colonization, commercial and plantation development by Danes and other North European settlers, African slavery and its abolition, American purchase, colonial government, social and political change, and in recent years remarkable tourist and industrial developments.

ISBN/SKU: 
9768125055
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A Jamaican Storyteller's Tale

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34.45 BBD

A Jamaican Storyteller's Tale A Novel By Lorrimer Burford Underpinned by common Jamaican themes, A Jamaican Storyteller's Tale tells the story of a young man intent on saving an aspect of his heritage that is dying- the storytelling. He is heavily influenced by his father's skill at relating these stories.When his family migrates, he comes face to face with the possibility of losing this part of his heritage-forever. By merging these tales with the story of this young man, Burford skilfully creates a supernatural synthesis which captures and tantalizes the reader. ______________________ Having read Lorrimer Burford's "A Jamaican Storyteller's Tale," I feel proud to be a country bumpkin. I am even more proud because the settings of the tales are all from the parish of my birth. The duppy stories are intricately, yet easily woven and are guaranteed to give even the experienced reader goosebumps. Thank you for causing me to relive my rich cultural heritage. I wish that all who read this magnificent work will want to know more about Jamaican folklore and will tell their own stories to keep our oral traditions alive. OLIVER SAMUELS, Actor, Performer

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9768184841
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A Man Divided Michael Garfield Smith

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46.95 BBD

Michael Garfield Smith was an internationally distinguished anthropologist. He was also a poet of merit, but few people knew that or really understood the conflicts, personal and professional, that made him, in the opinion of many who knew him, appear arrogant and unapproachable. This account tries to show the whole man, and it is to date the only biography of M. G. Smith.

"A Man Divided" is a brief account of M. G. Smith the man, "the talented, hardworking Jamaican and how he made his way, rather than of the academic performance of Professor M. G. Smith the internationally distinguished anthropologist". Preface

ISBN/SKU: 
9766400342
Publication Date: 
2000-08-01
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A Nation Imagined

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79.05 BBD
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976637161X
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A Nation Imagined

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112.95 BBD

This commemorative book of the first West Indies cricket team and its tour of England in 1928 is more than a chronicle of a historic first tour. It is an account of a politically organised community and the only unifying symbol of the nation West Indians were just beginning to imagine.

In addition, the book provides an archive of the tour in the form of press reports and score sheets with the numerous photographs many of which are being reproduced for the first time.

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9766371628
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A Random Walk Down Wall Street

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68.40 BBD

The million-copy bestseller, now fully up-to-date and ready for post-dot-com investors.

Using the dot-com crash as an object lesson in how not to manage your portfolio, here is the best-selling, gimmick-free, irreverent, vastly informative guide to navigating the turbulence of the market and managing investments with confidence.

A Random Walk Down Wall Street is well established as a staple of the business shelf, the first book any investor should read before taking the plunge and starting a portfolio. With its life-cycle guide to investing, it matches the needs of investors at any age bracket. Burton G. Malkiel shows how to analyze the potential returns, not only for stocks and bonds but also for the full range of investment opportunities, from money market accounts and real estate investment trusts to insurance, home ownership, and tangible assets like gold and collectibles.

Whether you want to verse yourself in the ways of the market before talking to a broker or follow Malkiel's easy steps to managing your own portfolio, this book remains the best investing guide money can buy.

ISBN/SKU: 
0393325350
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A Response to Enslavement: Playing Their Way to Virtue

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133.55 BBD

Examines "play" of the slaves ("singing, dancing and carousing of the enslaved") and addresses the dilemma that the enslaved Africans (mostly young people) faced of being seen as "happy" by the pro-planter factions and how they dealt with it.

ISBN/SKU: 
9789766406578
Publication Date: 
2018-03-27
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A Spirit of Dominance

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40.00 BBD

The essays in this volume are the revised texts of an eight-part public lecture series on West Indian cricket history and culture organized by the Centre for Cricket Research at the University of the West Indies, Cave Hill. An introductory essay by the editor, an interview with Viv Richards and two commentaries are also included. "Together they represent a tribute to Viv, as well as a substantial contribution to the historiography of West Indies cricket. While this material will serve students in the classroom well, we are sure that the public who participated in and enjoyed these lectures will wish to have this text in their possession for further engagement. It is therefore offered in this spirit of continuing dialogue." Introduction

ISBN/SKU: 
9768125373
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A to Z of Industrial Relations in the Caribbean Workplace

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69.30 BBD

The A to Z of Industrial Relations in the Caribbean Workplace is a revision and expansion of the earlier successful publication of A-Z of Industrial Relations Practices at the Workplace by George Phillip. It comes against the background of a new era in Caribbean economic history and experience. Designed for both managers and workers in this new order, the A to Z offers useful strategies for understanding and handling absenteeism, strikes, fighting on the job, productivity and wage compensation. It emphasizes that the key to productive and positive relationship between managers and workers is the establishment of mutual trust in the workplace. This new project also recognizes and highlights the modern trend in disputes resolution, the preference for conciliation and alternative disputes resolution methods over litigation. The Caribbean's social and economic history has been fraught with conflict and confrontation, and as such, the region faces a particularly difficult challenge to use a more cooperative approach to resolving industrial relations problems. Trinidad and Tobago have been highlighted for purposes of comparison and contrast. This feature has also been complemented with a selection of industrial relations cases from Barbados, Jamaica, and Trinidad and Tobago, suitably summarized and analysed. The A to Z is an excellent practitioner's guide as well as reference and guide for academics.

ISBN/SKU: 
9768125837
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A View From the Valley

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35.00 BBD

Philip Hunte wrote this book as a gift to the people of Barbados. They provide an honest yet critical assessment of social and global issues that impact Barbados. The perspectives address diverse topics, and the reason for their publication is to provide another point of view for discussion.

ISBN/SKU: 
9781494334611
Publication Date: 
2014-02-21
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A Voice From the Tomb

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10.00 BBD

Andreas Prescod is a professor at the University of Pennsylvania following the collapse of his career as a celebrated archaeologist and the locator of two mummies, one in Egypt, and one in Barbados. Unfortunately, his discoveries created a maelstrom of controversy over the origin of these finds, thus destroying his credibility. Quite unexpectedly, the government approaches Andreas for his assistance in a covert operation to obtain information regarding the activities of a company in Antarctica owned by Roger Branniff, his former father-in-law. Andreas s wife was lost on an expedition six years earlier and is presumed dead; however, new information leads him to believe she may still be alive. He embarks on a dangerous journey only to find that neither the past nor the future are what he believed them to be. What he discovers changes everything being taught about the creation of the earth and uncovers a real threat to the survival of its people. Even worse, he realizes he never really knew his wife, Eurydice, who continues to haunt his dreams. A Voice from the Tomb is a thought-provoking work of fiction...or is it reality?

ISBN/SKU: 
9781434925244
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Add Black to the Rainbow: Reflections on a Journey

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25.00 BBD

This first volume of poems records the thoughts and reflections over a journey of some fifty years. The author considers this collection to be a subtle response to the developmental realities of half a century. He successfully weaves race, religion, romance, politics, and sport into the fabric of the 'Rainbow', noting subtly the absence of the colour black in the recognition and hierarchy of this multi-coloured world. Some of the poems offer an alternative or a 'solution' to the problems facing global development, others offer a challenge to the status quo, yet others merely comment and leave you to determine whether there is a real need to 'Add Black to the Rainbow'.

ISBN/SKU: 
9789769529502
Publication Date: 
2010-06-04
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Administrative Passages: Navigating the Transition from Teacher to Assistant Principal

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141.35 BBD

This book makes a much needed contribution to what we know about the role and work of the assistant principal. It offers terri c insights into the different challenges one faces after being appointed assistant principal, and it provides readers with a rich array of data regarding the mental, emotional, social, and physical adjustments accompanying one's transition to this new role. The author refreshingly moves beyond mere description of what assistant prin- pals do as they make their transition to that role, and actually helps us gain a sense of the lived experience of becoming and being an assistant principal. The book gives a realistic picture of the cognitive, social, and emotional con icts and confusions, the daily ups and downs, the fears, frustrations, and highs that are experienced by the men and women undertaking the passage from teaching to administration. This book is distinctive for a number of reasons. It is an empirical study of the role of the assistant principal. There are comparatively few helpful studies, and P- fessor Armstrong's research adds a solid and much needed addition to that body of work. It focuses on the transition from being a teacher to being an assistant prin- pal, and it reveals much about how the assistant principal's role transition differs markedly from that of the school principal.

ISBN/SKU: 
9789400706910
Publication Date: 
2011-01-28
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Adolphus A Tale & the Slave Son

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65.65 BBD

The Caribbean Heritage Series is designed to publish historic re-publications of Trinidad Literary Roots and comprises four Trinidadian novels published between 1838 and 1907. This second volume in the series presents two novels, Adolphus, a Tale and The Slave Son. Adolphus was first published in 1853 and was probably written by a Trinidadian mulatto, thus making it the first Trinidadian, and possibly the first West Indian, novel written by a mulatto and the first novel written by someone born and reared in Trinidad. A dramatic nineteenth-century tale, originally published in the newspapers of the day, Adolphus, traces the adventures of a mulatto son of a black slave women raped by a white man. Raised by a kind Spanish-Trinidadian padre, Adolphus grows into a handsome, well-educated, noble character. Later falling in love with Antonia Romelia, he manages to rescue her from a villainous kidnaper and they flee to Venezuela where they are free to marry. The Slave Son was originally published in 1854 by Chapman and Hall, and according to the author's foreword, it was inspired by Harriet Beecher Stowe's Uncle Tom's Cabin and was written to support the abolitionist movement in the Unit

ISBN/SKU: 
9766401330
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Advanced Coaching Pocketbook (Management Pocketbooks)

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36.20 BBD
ISBN/SKU: 
9781906610883
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