element, at the grassroots level, islanders cannot communicate across their national boundaries.In his Nobel laureate lecture Derek Walcott captures the sentiment of most Caribbeanintellectuals, of the region he remarks that the everyday acts of belief and culture, recall“Memory that yearns to join the centre, a limb remembering the body from which it has beensevered, like those bamboo thighs of the god. In other words, the way that the Caribbean is stilllooked at, illegitimate, rootless, mongrelized. "No people there", to quote Froude, "in the truesense of the word". No people. Fragments and echoes of real people, unoriginal and broken.Historically the Caribbean has been destined for fragmentation, politically, socially andotherwise. A Pre Colonial West Indies was home to a number of indigenous tribes among whichwere the major groups the Tainos and Kalinagos, the Carib-speaking peoples and the Arawak-speaking peoples. These languages were later subjugated before a European Tongue, or tongues.This process began with the colonization of Cuba, Puerto Rico, Jamaica and Trinidad by theSpanish. Though in 1655 Jamaica was seized by the English and remained under its rule for 300years.Consequent to their domination an English speaking rule began in Bermuda(1612) to befollowed by their conquer of St Kitts, Barbados, Nevis, Antigua, Monsterrat, Anguilla, Tortola.In 1625 however a French Rule permeated the island of St. Kitts followed by Guadeloupe andMartinique both of whom to this day are French Departments, a political aspect that has hadserious ramifications for their assimilation into the greater Caribbean region. Similarly, theFrench took control of one third of Spanish Speaking Hispaniola, creating the French SpeakingHaitian. In addition to the English and French rule the Caribbean islands of Aruba, Bonaire,Curacao, Tobago, Saint Eustatius, Saba, St. Martin, St. Croix and Tortola, also became Dutchspeaking territories.