COVID-19 Update #6

On Monday 17th August, 2020, the Government of Trinidad and Tobago enacted new restrictions on congregation and movement in public spaces as a consequence of the COVID-19 pandemic.

After multiple consultations with various stakeholders, it has become necessary to postpone the 21st Annual SALISES Conference from August 27-30 instant to a date to be fixed.
The situation in Trinidad and Tobago will be monitored with a view to hosting the conference when there is a relaxation of the newly-implemented restrictions. It is our fervent hope that such a situation may arise at the end of teaching in Semester One of the 2020/2021 academic year. Further announcements will be made.

Thank you for your patience and understanding.

 

COVID-19 Update #5

The 21st Annual SALISES Conference that was originally carded to be held at the Mt. Irvine Bay Hotel and Resort in Tobago on 5th - 8th May instant will now be held over the period Thursday 27th to Sunday 30th August, 2020 at the same venue.

 

The Conference will be held under the Ministry of Health of Trinidad and Tobago guidelines that will apply to : (i) social distancing, (ii) the wearing of masks, (iii) the use of hand sanitizers or washing of hands prior to entry into any area of congregation for the conference, (iv) the limitation of audiences in such areas of congregation in accordance with appropriate guidelines for such congregation as may apply at the time of the conference in accordance with the COVID-19 policies overseen and implemented by the management of the hotel, (v) any changes in the Ministry of Health of Trinidad and Tobago guidelines.

 

Apart from the programme for paper presentations, there will be two dedicated Round Tables to discuss (i) the policy implications of the COVID-19 situation for the Caribbean and (ii) the debate about colonial-era monuments and their place in Caribbean society in the 21st century.

 

There are a few papers that are already addressing the COVID-19 situation academically that were previously submitted for which appropriate placement on the programme will permit further discussion.

 

The large majority of persons who have submitted papers for the conference will come from Trinidad and Tobago, so the fully-functioning air bridge and/or the sea bridge will be their option to travel to Tobago unhindered.

 

The presenters from overseas may not be able to attend physically if the Trinidad and Tobago borders remain closed at that time. Presentations by those who cannot attend because of any border restrictions or for any other reason will be accommodated by the use of Zoom or other appropriate technology so that their presentations can be recorded for the benefit of conference registrants and the overall record of conference proceedings.

 

We shall continue to actively follow all updates from the Ministry of Health, the Caribbean Public Health Agency and the World Health Organization as the health and safety of all participants remain our top priority.

 

Thank you for bearing with us during this COVID-19 pandemic period of uncertainty and we hope that participation in the conference will break new ground on what is likely to become a new normal for conferences of the future.

 

COVID-19 Update #4

The Government of Trinidad and Tobago has started the process of reopening the economy. On 8th June, 2020 Phase 4 of the reopening will come into effect and on 22nd June, 2020, Phase 5 will come into operation.

 

The air bridge between Trinidad and Tobago has had an increase in airlift as of 1st June, 2020.

 

There is greater optimism now about having the 21st Annual SALISES Conference at the Mt. Irvine Bay Hotel and Resort in the coming months.

 

In the circumstances, a more definitive statement will be made on June 30th about the specific dates for the Conference as long as the low infection rates for Trinidad and Tobago continue to manifest themselves.

 

COVID-19 Update #3

Dear SALISES 2020 Conference Participants and Friends,

Further to the previous COVID-19 UPDATES #1 and #2 on this web site about announcements to be made about the dates for the 21st Annual SALISES Conference that was originally carded for 5th - 8th May, 2020 at the Mt. Irvine Bay Hotel and Resort in Tobago, the following decisions have been taken after consultation with various stakeholders :

  1. The 21st Annual SALISES Conference has been postponed from its original date of 5th - 8th May, 2020 to a date to be fixed.
  2. A further announcement will be made on 6th June, 2020.
  3. The COVID-19 situation will be continuously monitored and The UWI Senior Management, the Mt. Irvine Bay Hotel Management, Conference sponsors and other stakeholders will be further consulted before another announcement is made on 6th June instant.
In the meantime, continue to stay safe and observe all of the guidelines being provided by your various Ministries of Health and health professionals.

 

COVID-19 Update #2

Dear SALISES 2020 Conference Participants and Friends,

Further to the COVID-19 UPDATE on this web site that an announcement would be made on April 6th 2020 about the dates for the 21st Annual SALISES Conference carded for 5th - 8th May, 2020 at the Mt. Irvine Bay Hotel and Resort in Tobago, the following decisions have been taken after consultation with various stakeholders :

  1. The 21st Annual SALISES Conference will be postponed from its original date of 5th - 8th May, 2020 to a date to be fixed.
  2. A further announcement will be made on 6th May, 2020.
  3. The COVID-19 situation will be continuously monitored and The UWI Senior Management, the Mt. Irvine Bay Hotel Management, Conference sponsors and other stakeholders will be consulted before another announcement is made on 6th May instant.

In the meantime, continue to stay safe and observe all of the guidelines being provided by your various Ministries of Health and health professionals

 

COVID-19 Update

Dear SALISES 2020 Conference Participants and Friends,

The developments with the spread and response to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) are being actively monitored and reviewed. The health and well-being of conference participants, all staff involved in the conference, and the Trinidad and Tobago public in general, as well as the safety of the meeting venue at the Mt. Irvine Bay Hotel and Resort in Tobago, are a top priority. The SALISES is working in close coordination with the Mt. Irvine Bay Hotel and Resort in Tobago as updates on this disruptive event are being monitored. A decision will be made on Monday 6th April, 2020 about the dates for the conference that are currently scheduled for 5th to 8th May, 2020. Please take all necessary precautions to keep safe and heed the instructions of your health professionals. More information will be provided in the coming weeks

 

CONFERENCE OVERVIEW

The Rise of Global Populism and its Policy Impact on Caribbean Development

WELCOME TO THE 21st Annual SALISES Conference.

Our CALL FOR PAPERS is now open and we invite participants to interrogate contradictions, crises, disconnections and policy implications for the Caribbean region. The influences of global populism and population changes through migration as the region moves into the 2020s could lay the foundations of realignment for traditional party systems and political divisions.

 

CLICK HERE FOR DETAILED CALL FOR PAPERS

 

Kindly submit your abstracts of no more than two hundred (200) words to salises2020@sta.uwi.edu by 31st December, 2019. Notification of acceptance will be given by 31st January, 2020. Full papers will be due by 31st March, 2020.

 

NOTICE

The 21st SALISES Annual Conference is still accepting the full papers.  A notice will be posted on 6th April, 2020 on a decision taken with regards to the Conference.

 

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