It was almost a natural progression that a group of young intellectuals – students and lecturers – at the then University College of the West Indies at Mona, Jamaica would interrogate the present and future of the West Indies.
To answer this question fully it would be necessary to analyse the present situation carefully and to examine in detail the policies open to the government and the problems involved. The whole subject is highly speculative and provides several interesting fields for research. In particular, on the international level the ramifications of the various policies require detailed analysis. Only a very general survey can be attempted in this short article.