Sabga laureate Lennox Honychurch to look at collapse of federation

One of the most contentious issues in the history of the Caribbean region will be back in the spotlight on Monday. Dr Lennox Honychurch of Dominica, an anthropologist and museologist, will address the question: Was the Federation of Caribbean states a viable option for the region, or was it just an unworkable ideal? in a public lecture at UWI’s Learning Resource Centre from 7 pm.

The occasion marks 50 years after the collapse of the federation. Honychurch is the Anthony N Sabga Caribbean Award for Excellence 2011 laureate in public and civic contributions, and has made his life’s work writing Caribbean history, studying the region’s people, the environment, and its monuments.

This lecture will be the Anthony N Sabga Caribbean Awards for Excellence’s third annual lecture at UWI, St Augustine. The previous two lectures featured 2006 arts and letters laureate, filmmaker Robert Yao Ramesar, and 2008 laureate in science and technology James Husbands, solar energy entrepreneur of Barbados.

The lecture is free and open to the public. To find out more about the Caribbean Awards for Excellence, visit or find them on Facebook

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