Aims and Objectives

The aims and objectives of our Indian Caribbean Diaspora Newsletter (ICDN)

 

  • To publish a free online independent newsletter with no political, religious or other affiliation, and to be objective, rational and reasonable in the process.
  • To highlight activities, events and personalities in the Indian Diaspora in the Caribbean and other parts of the world.
  • To promote expression and understanding of Indo-Caribbean opinion, culture and history.
  • To encourage research and publication on issues relating to the Indian Diaspora in the Caribbean and other parts of the world.
  • To influence, and be part of a, process of RENEWAL and RENAISSANCE of positive aspects of Indian life that seem to be withering.

 

RATIONALE FOR THE PUBLICATION OF THIS PAPER

  • It can be proven empirically that Indian perspectives and Indian culture in the Caribbean have been marginalised in the mainstream media because of the ethnic politics in the region.
  • There has always been the need for greater voice and visibility of this ethnic group which constitute the majority population in Trinidad, Guyana and Suriname.
  • Indians also form the largest minority in Jamaica, Grenada, St Vincent, St Lucia and Belize.
  • This paper, therefore, provides a window and a platform for that ethnic group.
  • It highlights the commentaries, contributions and celebrations of the Indian diaspora in the Caribbean and other parts of the world.
  • It is the hope that Indians would now gain more respect and appreciation which would end distrust, disdain, discrimination and racism towards them.
  • Moreover, it is the hope that Indians will be treated equitably, and be given equal opportunity and space in all spheres of society.

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