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.