Saint Lucia NRC launches 2020-21 Annual Lecture Series

Monsignor calls for ‘Bold, Frank and Honest’ Regional Reparations Conversation

CASTRIES, Saint Lucia, August 21, 2020:– A Saint Lucian church leader has paid tribute to early contributors to the struggles for Black Liberation and Social development in and from the Caribbean between the 1970s and the 21st Century and called for the current discussion on Reparations […]

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The UWI gone global on several fronts, with one common denominator!

by Earl Bousquet

Whenever I say ‘I wish every Caribbean citizen would tune to UWItv
Global at least once a day’, I’m always asked to explain why — and I
always give more than one reason, each time.

One: It’s the only regional TV station and system committed to giving
the Caribbean a mirror to watch and a platform to […]

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How Wall Street Colonized the Caribbean

The expansion of banks such as Citigroup into Cuba, Haiti, and beyond reveal a story of capitalism built on blood, labor, and racial lines.
by Peter James Hudson

Scrubbed from the pages of glossy coffeetable books, the history of U.S. imperialism can be found in the archives of Wall Street’s oldest, largest, and most powerful institutions. A […]

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Caribbean reparations movement must put capitalism on trial

by Ajamu Nangwaya

From chattel slavery to the current period of neocolonial flag independence, the Caribbean labouring classes have yet to exercise substantive power over the political institutions that govern their lives. A system of popular assemblies with the capacity to challenge the authoritarian liberal capitalist democracies for power would be one of the best […]

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MESSAGE FROM CARICOM CHAIRMAN ON THE 186TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE ABOLITION OF SLAVERY

THE 186th ANNIVERSARY OF THE ABOLITION OF SLAVERY IN THE CARICOM MEMBER-COUNTRIES WHICH WERE COLONISED BY BRITAIN

BY DR. THE HONOURABLE RALPH E. GONSALVES PRIME MINISTER OF ST. VINCENT AND THE GRENADINES AND CHAIRMAN OF THE CARIBBEAN COMMUNITY (CARICOM)

On August 1, 2020, the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) commemorates the l86th anniversary of the abolition of the […]

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‘So much to learn’: The untold stories of slavery in Canada

This 1786 painting, titled “Portrait of a Haitian woman,” was done by François Malépart deBeaucourt and is believed to be an enslaved woman named Marie-Thérèse Zémire at age 15.

TORONTO — A pregnant teen escaping captivity in a wintry Quebec. A young woman forced to pose nude for a painter in Montreal. The son of a […]

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The Myth of the Peaceful Plantation

THE WHITEWASHING OF HISTORY

By Wayne Curtis

A few years ago I was working with a family that wanted to build a rum distillery on their land—a 2,000-acre sugar plantation that their ancestors had acquired in the 1850s. They insisted to me from the outset that it not be called a sugar plantation but rather a “sugar […]

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Apologists for Slavery and Against Reparations Always Deserve Absolute Responses!

By Earl Bousquet

With Reparations in the air everywhere now more than ever on both sides of the Atlantic following the killing of George Floyd and the US Black Lives Matter protests, apologists for the heirs and successors of the benefits of the Slave Trade and against growing Reparations are working overtime to undermine the increasing […]

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Caribbean Observes 186th Anniversary of the Abolition of Slavery

The “Bussa” Statue, in Barbados, created to commemorate the nation’s slave rebellion in 1816.

GEORGETOWN-Guyana -The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) will observe the 186th anniversary of the abolition of slavery on Saturday, with the chairman of the regional integration movement, St. Vincent and the Grenadines Prime Minister Dr. Ralph Gonsalves saying that this year’s observance is taking […]

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