A Caribbean Island’s Bumpy Road to a Sustainable Economy

By Purnell T. Cropper | May 18, 2011

By Purnell T. Cropper

The Beatles’ “All You Need Is Love” rings from the trebly speakers in the off-white minibus, the first in a two-truck caravan winding down the island road. Modified to handle tough terrain, the beastly vehicle roars through darkness and pounding rain, a dozen Arcadia students aboard.

The aspiring biologists and business owners inside finally arrive at the Caribbean’s best-kept secret, Dominica. Having spent seven weeks on Arcadia’s campus exploring the island’s history and precarious economic development with Professors Thomas Brinker Jr. and Wayne Morra, the students will spend the next nine days trying to reconcile what they learned in the classroom with their findings on the ground.

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