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Director of the UWI Open Campus Country Sites, Dr. Francis Severin, says it is quite difficult to exist in today's Dominica and the Caribbean, for those who place a high value on ethical behaviour.
Dr. Severin shared this view as he delivered the feature address at the 11th Annual Dame Mary Eugenia Charles Memorial lecture on Thursday.
He said the populations have become deeply divided, and this threatens to leave irreparable fractures, even in the basic building blocks that are so important to the culture.
Dr. Severin stated further that creating societies for posterity is no longer on the agenda of politicians, and according to him, a number of areas that are critical to the wellbeing of society, have been disregarded.
But he says of even greater importance, is that the masses seem to disregard these pertinent issues during election campaigns. "The silence and complicity of the intelligentsia, private sector and civil society, partly accounts for the political degeneration..." he said
Dr. Severin spoke on the topic "Dem belly full, but we hungry: Insights into autocratic rule".
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