This series looks at the lives of Antiguans who have left the nest to pursue education and careers outside of Antigua. It features persons in a range of areas such as the arts, business, technology and other areas our creative people have found themselves enthralled in. There is no definite number of interviews that will be attached to this series as I will continue to look far and wide for more of our stories to tell, so we can keep abreast of all the positive and great work our Antiguans and Barbudans are doing in the world.
On Wednesday May 25th 2022, the Antigua Film Academy had their first ever health fair with the theme: MENTAL ILLNESS IN HEALTHY YOUTHS - THE PARADOX. The president of the Motion Picture Association, Ms. Francine Carby was the opening speaker. She explained that the main purpose of the evening was to bring awareness to mental illnesses, as we joined in the world-wide celebration of May being the month of Mental Health Awareness.
When I arrived in Canada, I spent my first semester transitioning into university life. Nearing the end of my second semester, something unexpected happened. The COVID-19 pandemic hit! On request of the university, I immediately returned home for the rest of the semester.
Antigua is currently gearing up for one of its biggest events of the year, Antigua Sailing Week, which commences on the 30th April and ends on 6th May 2022. After a 2 year hiatus, Antigua Sailing Week 2022 is even more highly anticipated than previous years and many are eager for the festivities to start.
When asked whether decolonization is a process or a destination, McPhee asserts that decolonization is a process of moving away from, and an undoing. Actions such as replacing symbols, replacing the Crown and replacing the Privy Council make it seem like we’re going to a destination. McPhee states that decolonization is “a continuous process of changing the way we think, changing the way we live, and changing our value system”. In Democracy in Black, McPhee highlights Eddie Glaude’s discussion on the value gap and how society values whiteness more than blackness.
Shelby McPhee is a Ph.D. student at McMaster University. He is from The Bahamas. His research looks at the ways in which colonialism continues to be recast and shapeshifted into modern-day politics, with a focus on the development project. His research interests include race, gender, international development, and the colonial continuities that exist within them. He is also an instructor at the University of The Bahamas.
Remember the days of collecting trading cards? We used to get so excited to get baseball, basketball and other sports cards of our favorite players! How about the collectible Pokemon cards? These were a hit! Blockchain technology is making collectibles fun again, but instead of having to collect physical cards, they can be collected digitally.