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Remembering Richard Allsopp, Ph.D., Lexicographer and West Indian extraordinaire

To harness, by naming, creation around;
To label, unwritten, folk thoughts that abound;
To fight life, with language sole arm of the fighter,
Their tongue is the pen of a ready writer.

- Richard Allsopp, 1923-2009


As professions involved in the daily use, appreciation and embrace of the written and spoken word, journalism and broadcasting in Barbados and throughout the Caribbean owe Richard Allsopp a tremendous debt of gratitude for his devotion of a half-century's work to mapping the English Language as it has evolved in the Caribbean.

His crowning achievement, "The Dictionary of Caribbean English Usage", published in 1996 after 25 years of toil, remains as vitally important a reference tool as the "Oxford Concise Dictionary". Indeed, not only do we credit Professor Allsopp for ensuring the entry of authentically Caribbean words into the global English lexicon but for his insistence on the appropriate usage of English in a Carib…

Remembering Mark D. Alleyne, brilliant communications scholar and fellow journalist

Dr. Mark DaCosta Alleyne, brilliant communications scholar, author, journalist and broadcaster, and former features editor of The Bajan magazine died suddenly on Wednesday, May 20th, in Guatemala City. He was 47.

Mark, associate professor of communications at Georgia State University, died from cardiac arrest at a hospital in Guatemala City, where he had been admitted after apparently developing pneumonia, his long-time friend and former colleague, Reudon Eversley, said. His death was also reported by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution on Thursday, May 21st. Mark was overseeing six Georgia State students on a Spanish-language immersion course in Guatemala when he took ill.

He developed pneumonia, was admitted to ICU, then moved to a regular ward on Tuesday May 19th and appeared to be on the mend but went into cardiac arrest during the night and died on Wednesday morning around 9, Reudon said. Funeral services are planned for Atlanta and a memorial service in Barbados.

He was Features Edit…

No Fixed Place: Migrant Children and Education

No Fixed Place: Migrant Children and Education
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Produced for UNICEF, this film examines the impact that the children of migrant workers in the Eastern Caribbean - mostly from Haiti and the Dominican Republic - are making on the region's education system, and asks whether education has adapted to the influx. Written and presented by Julius Gittens; Associate Producers Thalia Remy, Leroy Adolphus and Ben Meade; Photographed and edited by Lester Ifill. A Faith Motion Video production for UNICEF.

A Child's Right to Grow and Learn: The Roving Caregivers Programme

A Child's Right to Grow and Learn: The Roving Caregivers
Cargado por JPAGmedia. - Mira pelĂ­culas y shows de TV enteros.



A mini-documentary about how Christian Children's Fund's Roving Care Programme in Dominica reaches children from birth to three years of age while providing early stimulation for children and parenting education for parents. Young volunteers in the island's Carib Community and five other remote villages make regular visits to families and involve children in play that helps them develop motor, perceptual, emotional and thinking skills. They also offer tips to parents about how best to promote children’s health and safety. Written, produced and narrated by Julius Gittens; photographed and edited by Lester Ifill. A Faith Motion Video Production.