From September 8 – 10, Cari-Bois’ first cohort of youth journalists covered The Cropper Foundation and Journal of CESaRE’s 2023 Gen Z Climate Conference. This latest piece published under Cari-Bois’ I WANT TO BE AN ENVIRONMENTAL REPORTER project was written by Kareema Jadhunandan.
A “melting pot” of diversity, the Caribbean’s warmth and vibrant culture is represented in its many different languages and cultures.
On September 9, Chief Executive Officer of the GOOD Institute, Karen Johns, highlighted the region’s unique offerings as she spoke during The Cropper Foundation and Journal of CESaRE’s Gen Z Climate Conference.
From Jamaica’s unique sayings like “If a dirt, a dirt” (it is what it is) to Trindand and Tobago’s Carnival festivities, Johns said each country in the region has crafted a unique identity throughout their histories which must be celebrated.
Given these linguistic and cultural dynamics, Johns said the region has also birthed its own unique styles of verbal and non-verbal communications which can be effectively used in awareness campaigns.
Today, the region’s tourism industry can be further developed sustainably to form part of its sustainable development model.