Monday, 21 July 2008

Trinidad & Tobago participates in UNESCO's Memory of the World Programme

AUTHOR: Maharaj, Sateesh
Keepers of the World
DATE: Wednesday, July 16, 2008

SOURCE: Trinidad & Tobago Express


The article briefly introduces the United Nations Educational Scientific Cultural Organisation's (UNESCO's) Memory of the World Programme. The article then moves on to discuss how the Trinindad and Tobago's campus of the University of the West Indies became an early participant in this programme. Out of this participation, the campus has three collections that are registed in the programme:
  • CLR James,
  • Dr. Eric Williams and
  • Derek Wlacott collection.
A brief description of each collection is given.

The information is taken mainly from a speech made by Professor Margaret Rouse-Jones. Additionally, there is a synopsis of the speech by the Deputy Permanent Secretary of Trinidad and Tobago's Education Ministry, Marlene Felix , about the local benefits of the Memory of the World Programme to local citizens.

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