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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Dollars and Sense…

If Emancipation Was Free, How Much Will Reparations Cost?

By Earl Bousquet

As we get ready to observe another Emancipation Day holiday here and in most Caribbean territories that suffered from Slavery, the question most being asked in 2020 is: Will we get Reparations soon?

The question is understandable, given the way the Reparations cause has mushroomed across […]

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Reparations to Black Americans for Slavery Gain New Attention

The House looks to approve for the first time a commission to study compensating for slavery and longtime discrimination

By Jacob M. Schlesinger

Weeks of racial-justice protests are pushing the concept of reparations for Black Americans from the political margins toward the center of the national debate, with policy makers from Capitol Hill to city halls weighing […]

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Chronicles of a Chronic Caribbean Chronicler

A brown-skinned, blue-blooded response to demands for Britain to pay its Black Debt…Time for CARICOM to up the Reparations ante!
by Earl Bousquet

Last Saturday morning I watched and listened to a video recording of Britain’s High Commissioner to Jamaica, Asif Ahmad, laying out, as best he could, Her Majesty’s Governments official positions on issues relating to […]

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Barbados’s Ambassador to CARICOM talks about regional Reparatory Justice Campaign

Amb. David Commissiong

By Anesta Henry

In the coming months and years ahead, the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) will be fleshing out an internationalist dimension of its Reparatory Justice Campaign.
Barbados Ambassador to CARICOM David Comissiong said the campaign will be striving for a world-wide transformation of centuries-old relationships between the peoples of the world; […]

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