Culture of Secrecy Costs

A Culture of Secrecy feeds the culture of corruption.

On the balance sheet of public accountability and transparency, the costs of the culture of secrecy far outweigh the costs of disclosure.

On the scales of social justice, Safeguarding Right to Know and Plugging Loopholes in Law can reduce costs too.

Visionary statesmanship that could make the law more effective by implementing more than 20 recommendations ….

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Shakespeare is 455. The world knows of him for this one reason…

You taught me language, and my profit on ‘it is I know how to curse. The red plague rid you for learning me your language. — Caliban in The Tempest, William Shakespeare.

…It’s Shakespeare’s 455th birthday. Would the world know him if it not for this one factor? Join the conversations of our Literary Salon’s, LiTTributes, LiTTours and LiTTeas. Customised to your occasion and local. Send your request.

If not for colonialism, would Shakespeare have still been the famed bard he has become…. let’s continue the conversation. Ask about Leaves of Life Global Local Caribbean LiTTeas, LiTTalks, LiTTributes…


Notre Dame Heritage Building on Fire

Notre Dame, one of the quintessential monuments of the world and distinguished Paris landmark France on fire. What a loss!  Recalling Victor Hugo’s tribute with a sigh:

Why was I not made of stone like you?

said Quasimodo, to a gargoyle, as I, too, often contemplated, gazing at the grey Gothic giant. Now this…More soon…Ask about our Global Literary Salons, LiTTributes and Landscapes of Fiction.

Why was I not made of stone like you?
Quasimodo, to a gargoyle, in The Hunchback of Notre Dame by Victor Hugo

Reggae on UNESCO Heritage Register

Reggae admitted to UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage List

Bunny Wailer, the last surviving member of Bob Marley & the Wailers with UNESCO Cultural Heritage expert facilitator Dr Kris Rampersad after sessions on Intangible Cultural Heritage in Jamaica. It was part of the process of safeguarding Reggae and other cultural practices, skills, and habits. Its inscription follows the inscription of Jamaica’s Blue and John Crow Mountains on the UNESCO World Heritage List.

The Caribbean music form created by Bob Marley and the Wailers now inscribed in UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity follows our capacity development efforts in Jamaica, policy development at UNESCO…. More about the rocky road of reggae to heritage recognition. Explore our heritage gallery. Ja Love

How can you safeguard heritage? Want to know more? Let our Lifelong Learning Academy where Learning is a Journey, not a Destination,  craft a course custommised to your needs – any age, any discipline, any locale, any interest. Our Learning Journeys are classrooms in and outside the classroom… Diplomats enjoy stimulating…