The countries and territories of what presently constitutes the Caribbean have had a long history of trying to actualize an organic impulse towards integration, beginning with the Federation of the West Indies in the middle of the latter century and resulting in the dynamic processes that constitute CARICOM, CARIFORUM, the OECS and the ACS today.
The central purpose of The Integrationist is to source and contextualise information – relating to regional integration – primarily to inform the people of the Caribbean.
This entity – founded by Professor Sir Kenneth Hall, Honorary Distinguished Research Fellow at UWI and Mrs. Myrtle Chuck-A-Sang, Managing Director of The Integrationist – is an independent policy advocacy and education organisation, launched to contribute to the promotion of the work of regional integration.
Our strategy is three-fold –
Framing – We intend to play a primary role in contextualizing the concept, process and end-goal of integration by stimulating ideas and engendering dialogue in order to arrive at a consensus on regional integration.
Access – We also to intend to facilitate access to the works and contributions of the Region’s leading intellectuals and opinion makers, both within the Caribbean and in the Diaspora.
Policy Advocacy – building upon the other two pillars of our strategy, we will provide regional leadership – political, economic and civil – with the quality of information required for competently dealing with issues that affect the region’s capacity to create a globally competitive integrated Caribbean.
Professor Kenneth Hall is the former Governor General of Jamaica, a Professor Emeritus, University of the West Indies (UWI), Mona Campus, and former Pro-Vice Chancellor and Principal of UWI, Mona. Professor Hall is a distinguished intellectual; a prolific writer, who has made a significant contribution to the body of literature on Caribbean regional integration. His specific areas of focus include Globalisation, Integration, Education, Federation, Human Resource Development, Humanitarianism and Racial Subordination.
Mrs. Myrtle Chuck-A-Sang is the Managing Director of “The Integrationist.” Formerly the Project Director, UWI-CARICOM Project, she has produced a Skills Assessment Report for the Project partners, has co-edited with Professor Sir Kenneth Hall, more than forty books on a range of issues of regional significance and is one of the executive producers of a defining documentary on Caribbean Integration as well as the editor of the Integration Quarterly. She served for four decades with the CARICOM Secretariat during which time she established and managed the Conference Support services and later the Administrative Services Programme. Prior to that, she held strategic administrative positions in the Guyana government service and business sector.
Biography : Myrtle Chuck-A-Sang