Caribbean Contribution to the Panama Canal


This was an exciting lecture given by Community activist Vasco Stevenson on a subject dear to his heart and with far reaching consequences into the Caribbean community. ‘The Lecture attracted many from the Caribbean community’ and  also Matthew Parker, Author of the book ‘Panama Fever: The Battle to Build the Canal’.

‘Although the hardships of the construction were shared in part by all of the numerous nationalities who built the canal – the West Indian workers were three times as likely as the others to die from disease or accidents.’


Panama Fever by Matthew Parker 2007

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