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Search for Identity: Essays on St. Vincent and the Grenadines
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This volume is essentially a re-publication of essays and commentaries on the social, economic and political life of St. Vincent and the Grenadines that appeared in the local "Flambeau" magazine up to 1968. The authors are all Vincentian-born except for two invited contributors. The editors believe that many of the essays still have such relevance to today's Vincentian society that re-publication is entirely appropriate. The essays also provide a benchmark against which to judge the progress (or lack thereof) that has been made over the last forty years in Vincentian society. As such, it should be fascinating reading, not only for the "old-timers", but also for the young people of this generation. 
Baldwin King received his B.Sc. in Chemistry from the University of the West Indies, Mona, Jamaica and his Ph.D. in physical/inorganic chemistry from the University of California, Berkeley. He has taught Applied Chemistry at U.W.I. Mona and currently teaches Physical Chemistry at Drew University, New Jersey, USA where he is Professor of Chemistry. His research interests include neurochemistry and neuro-oncology. He is the author of  "Introduction to Chemistry and the Environment" as well as a number of peer-reviewed publications in scientific journals.

Kenneth John received his B.Sc. in Government from the University of the West Indies, Mona, Jamaica and his Ph.D. in Government from Manchester University. He is also trained as a barrister-at-law. He entered politics briefly in St. Vincent and the Grenadines as a candidate of the Democratic Freedom Movement. He writes a weekly column in the "Vincentian" newspaper. He also practices law in St. Vincent and the Grenadines.

Cheryl King received her B.A. in Political Science from Hunter College, City University of New York, New York, her Diploma in Education (Teaching of English) from the University of the West Indies, Mona, Jamaica and her M.A. in Political Science from the Graduate School and University Center, City University of New York, New York. She is the author of  "Michael Manley and Democratic Socialism". She currently works in the Drew University Library, Madison, New Jersey, USA.

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              Preface    ix
              Foreword    1
1.Editorial: Flambeau, No. 1, June 1965    7
2.Random Reflections on St. Vincent by Analyst    9
3.Education in St. Vincent by Leroy Mulraine and Winston Baptiste    19
4.Editorial: Flambeau, No 2, September 1965    27
5.The Arrowroot Tragedy by Analyst    29
6.Of Sugar Cane and St. Vincent by Clem Iton    37
7.Pointers on Local Agriculture by E. G. Griffith    43
8.St. Vincent's Botanic Gardens by Al. T. Daisy    51
9.Editorial: Flambeau, No 3, January 1966    55
10.      Of Color of Skin and St. Vincent by Clem Iton    57
11.      Featuring the Youth    63
12.      Tourism, The Freeport and All That by Analyst    71
13.Editorial: Flambeau, No 4, April 1966    77
14.Of Color of Thinking and St. Vincent by Elizabeth Brockman  81
15.On Constitutional Proposals by Alfonso Roberts    85
16.The Constitutional Development of St. Vincent by Wallace Dear    91
17.A Comment on the New Constitutional Proposals by Kenneth John    99
18.An Education Problem by Norma Keizer    107   
19.Editorial: Flambeau, No 5, July 1966    113
20.St. Vincent: A Political Kaleidoscope by Kenneth John    115
21.Helliwell's Contribution to St. Vincent by Freddie Ballantyne  133
22.Technical Education and Economic Development in St. Vincent by Leo Lewis  137
23.Editorial: Flambeau, No 6, November 1966    145
24.Letter by Baldwin King    147
25.Why We Must Think for Ourselves by Alphonso Roberts    149
26.St. Vincent: A Socio-Political Perspective by Cedric Harold and Kenneth John    163
27.Recollections of an Union Island Boy by Hugh Mulzac    171
28.Editorial: Flambeau, No. 7, March 1967    181
29.The Rights of the People Must Remain Inviolate by Alphonso Roberts    183
30.The Changing Role of the Civil Service by Clem Iton    193
31.The Political Crisis in St. Vincent by Kenneth John    203
32.Editorial: Flambeau, No 8, September 1967    219
33.The Caribs of St. Vincent by Jacqueline Wynter    221
34.Camps in the Caribbees: A Misadventure    225
35.An Historical Account of Kingstown (1700-1900) by Ebenezer Duncan    231
36.Ashton Warner's Account of Slavery    241
37.A Short History of Education in St. Vincent by Norma Keizer  247
38.King Jaja's Exile to St. Vincent by Kerwyn Morris    257
39.1935 Revisited by Oswald Peters and Kenneth John    267
40.A Journalist's Impressions of St. Vincent by Robert Best    275
41.Editorial: Flambeau, No 9, July 1968    289
42.St. Vincent and Caribbean Economic Integration by Analyst  291
43.Customs Which are Integral to the Social Life of Canouan by Everiste Sandy    299