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Introduction to Caribbean SIDS

The Caribbean SIDS are shaped by colonialism, slavery, the abolishment of slavery and the decolonization process. What has developed is at least four versions multi cultures society: Anglo-Saxon, Spanish, French and Dutch. There are also islands mainly influenced by the United States of America. There are many similarities and differences. The SIDS can learn from each other. This does not happen enough because they are not only separated by sea but also by culture. Many by culture. For example, the France and the Dutch share the island of Sint Maarten, but the two societies know little of each other. On Hispaniola, we have the same situation. Haiti and The Dominican Republic share the same island, but the two societies share little. This objective of this book is an exploration of the lessons learned by different SIDS, focussing on sustainable development end governance.

This book is a compilation of my blogs published on my website www.miguelgoede.com. The blogs are only slightly edited in this book. This book is a step in the dialogue between the Caribbean SIDS.

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