Presentation of 2012 Prince Claus Award to Ian Randle

On the 4th February 2013, HE Mr. Braakhuis, the ambassador of the Kingdom of the Netherlands to Cuba, presented the 2012 Prince Claus award to Caribbean publishing pioneer, Ian Randle. The ceremony at Mona Visitors Lodge, University of the West Indies in Kingston, was attended by a large audience that included recent Ian Randle publishes and Dilara Jaring-Kanik, coordinator of outreach at The Prince Claus Fund.

The event also launched Ian Randle Publishing’s most recent success, ‘The Caribbean in Sepia: A history in Photographs. 1840 - 1900’ by Michael Ayre. This publication ‘analyses how the old Caribbean order of slavery and plantation sugar was swept aside by a series of fundamental changes which reached into the deepest corners of economic life and society’ Ian Randle (1940, Hanover) received the award for his outstanding contribution to the field of culture and development, particularly notable in his publishing house, Ian Randle Publishers (IRP), who were the first to produce scholarly, academic works in the English speaking Caribbean.

Speaking of Randle, Professor Sir Hilary Beckles, who is a Knight of St Andrews (The highest national honour in Barbados) commented ‘’He is a hero, an icon of the Caribbean”. Reflecting on the award for his life’s work, Randle thanked the authors and readers who had supported IRP since it’s conception in 1991. “It is the recognition, praise and appreciation by those for whom we do it, that is our greatest inspiration and encouragement’’.

The event was also attended by 2006 Prince Claus laureate and Ian Randle publishee, Erna Brodber. Last year, Erna had her collection of short stories, based on the contemporary experiences of Jamaican women, distributed through Randle’s innovative publishing house.

Presentation of 2012 Prince Claus Award to Ian Randle

"‘He is a hero, an icon of the Caribbean’"

Professor Sir Hilary Beckles

Ian Randle

Ian Randle

The pioneering Ian Randle (1940, Hanover) transformed the knowledge production and circulation in the Caribbean through his first local independent publishing house.

Prince Claus Awards

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The Prince Claus Awards honour outstanding achievements in the field of culture and development. The awards are presented annually to 11 individuals or organisations whose cultural actions have a positive impact on the development of their societies.

Presentation of 2012 Prince Claus Award to Ian Randle

On the 4th February 2013, HE Mr. Braakhuis, the ambassador of the Kingdom of the Netherlands to Cuba, presented the 2012 Prince Claus award to Caribbean publishing pioneer, Ian Randle. The ceremony at Mona Visitors Lodge, University of the West Indies in Kingston, was attended by a large audience that included recent Ian Randle publishes and Dilara Jaring-Kanik, coordinator of outreach at The Prince...

 
 
 
 

Presentation of 2012 Prince Claus Award to Ian Randle

On the 4th February 2013, HE Mr. Braakhuis, the ambassador of the Kingdom of the Netherlands to Cuba, presented the 2012 Prince Claus award to Caribbean publishing pioneer, Ian Randle. The ceremony at Mona Visitors Lodge, University of the West Indies in Kingston, was attended by a large audience that included recent Ian Randle publishes and Dilara Jaring-Kanik, coordinator of outreach at The Prince...