Press Release

The Antigua and Barbuda Reparations Support Commission (ABRSC) today joined national celebrations of Antigua and Barbuda’s HEROES DAY by staging a HEROES DAY BATON RUN that saw a group of fourteen young athletes run along a route that connected physical points of interest related to each of the six national heroes – King Court Tayki […]

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Sanmdi Kwèyol Jennes

Asou Skwé an Vil Kastwi!
Kwèyol Youth Saturday “On the Square” in The City!

Background

Following the hosting of the August 17, 2016 Colloquy on Slavery and Emancipation, Reparations, Marcus Garvey and the Decade for People of African Descent, the NRC immediately embarked in September on plans to host the 2016 Jounen Kwèyol CARICOM Reparations Baton Relay, […]

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The Matter of Reparations – An Interview With NRC’s Earl Bousquet

ST. LUCIAN journalist Earl Bousquet is currently playing a key role in the movement of CARICOM islands geared at seeking Reparations from mainly the UK and the European nations who benefited from the horrific slave trade. Earl Bousquet, 60, who is Chairman of the Board of Saint Lucia National Reparations Committee (NRC) was interviewed by […]

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Reparations Committee welcomes new CARICOM Youth Ambassador

The Saint Lucia National Reparations Committee (NRC) and the Saint Lucia National Preparatory Committee for the Jounen Kweyol CARICOM Reparations Baton Relay and Youth Rally have congratulated the island’s newest CARICOM Youth Ambassador and welcomed her role as Coordinator of the 2016 CARICOM Reparations Baton Relay planned for the end of October.

Alisha Ally, a […]

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Saint Lucia adopts UN Decade for People of African Descent on Marcus Garvey’s birthday

Acting Prime Minister and Minister for Education, Dr Gale T. Rigobert, says Saint Lucia is proud to have officially adopted and launched the United Nations Decade for People of African Descent.

The Acting Prime Minister spoke following her presentation of an official declaration adopting the UN Decade last week, during a Colloquy on Slavery and Emancipation, […]

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Message to the St. Lucia Reparations Event from Don Rojas

Your Excellencies,
Members of the diplomatic Corps,
Distinguished guests,
Ladies and Gentlemen,
Sisters and Brothers of St. Lucia.

Please accept my apologies for not being present at this important event but currently I’m on my way to Canada for a family funeral. However, I wish to congratulate the National Reparations Commission of St. Lucia for organizing this function and allow […]

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Two hundred years after emancipation, ‘Are we there yet?’

By Christopher Famous

Are we there yet?

This is a question frequently asked by persons on a journey to a place not yet known to them.

In 1834, England declared that all enslaved persons throughout the British Empire were to be set free of slavery. August 1st was to be their emancipation day.

Ah, at long last, the elusive […]

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Don’t forget Emancipation Day, says Comissiong

As thousands of Barbadians take to the streets today for Kadooment Day celebrations, Pan-Africanist David Comissiong reminded them of the significance of the observance of Emancipation Day on August 1st.

Addressing a rally at Bussa’s Statue at Haggat Hall, St Michael to mark the occasion, Comissiong suggested that Kadooment Day is overshadowing Emancipation Day celebrations and […]

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Kambon Calls for Reparations

By COREY CONNELLY (Sunday Express, July 31 2016)

Emancipation observances reache its crescendo, tomorrow, with the traditional Kambule procession through the streets of Portof- Spain and, later, the grand cultural show at the Lidj Yasu Omowale Village, Queen’s Park Savannah.

And while many African descendants would have participated fully in the various events leading up to tomorrow’s […]

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Jamaica Emancipation Vigils Keep Celebratory Atmosphere of Abolition Alive

With 176 years since slavery was officially abolished in Jamaica, the celebratory atmosphere that existed, in the hours leading up to Emancipation Day (August 1) is still kept alive through the yearly staging of Emancipation anniversary vigils island-wide.
Normally held on the 31st of July, starting at approximately 9:00 p.m. in major town capitals throughout the […]

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