6 Leaders Who Called For A Political Union of Caribbean Nations


 Norman-ManleyNorman Manley (1893 – 1969) – Co-founder of the People’s National Party, Jamaica’s Ruling Political Party

When Manley, Jamaica’s first premier, announced the 1991 referendum that resulted in the country’s exit from the Federation of the West Indies, he asserted that there was a West Indian nation destined to take its place in the community of nations. This nation contained a West Indian people, with common aspirations and a common history, which was on the verge of achieving unity. As an exemplary nation where people of different races “are learning, have nearly learnt, how to dwell together in unity,” the West Indian nation was obliged to become an independent state as a light to the world.

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