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Gaston Browne Prime Minister of Antigua and Barbuda

Covid Divides CARICOM

By News & Current Affairs

By Bert Wilkinson — A serious war of two worlds is emerging in the 15-nation Caribbean community with one demanding mass vaccinations of citizens to achieve herd immunity and the other stoutly and resolutely resisting any central authority efforts to force them to take COVID-19 vaccinations. In the past week, authorities in St. Vincent, Antigua, Barbados and Guyana have been forced to take drastic action to either stem very militant…

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OAS Council meeting postponed after Caricom countries threaten boycott

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WASHINGTON, United States (CMC) — The Organisation of American States (OAS) Wednesday announced it had postponed its debate on the “current situation” in Cuba after several Caribbean Community (Caricom) countries had raised concerns about the procedure used to convene the special meeting. A brief statement on the OAS website said that the “Permanent Council of the Organization of American States (OAS) postponed the special virtual meeting scheduled for today to…

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CARICOM chairman opposes military presence in Haiti

By News & Current Affairs

ST JOHN’S, Antigua (CMC) – Chairman of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), Prime Minister Gaston Browne says he does not favor any military presence in Haiti as the French-speaking member country continues its investigation into the assassination of its President Jovenel Moise last Wednesday. The Special Representative of the Secretary-General of the United Nations and Head of the United Nations Integrated Office in Haiti (BINUH), Helen La Lime, says “Haiti has…

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Caricom-Cuba summit underway amid efforts to further strengthen relationship

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GEORGETOWN, Guyana (CMC) — Caribbean Community (Caricom) and Cuban leaders began their seventh summit here on Tuesday, confident of improving upon the bonds that have thrived for more than four decades. “Forty-eight years ago, the foundation was laid for the building of a strong and mutually beneficial relationship. This has been formally underpinned since then by instruments such as technical cooperation agreements and memoranda of understanding,” Caricom Secretary General Irwin LaRocque told the opening of…

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Caricom interested in closer cooperation with Cuba

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HAVANA, Cuba, Dec 10 (ACN) Gaston Browne, Prime Minister of Antigua and Barbuda, expressed the interest of the Caribbean States Community (CARICOM) in strengthening cooperation with Cuba. Browne identified health, human resource development, construction, and sports as areas of common interest, among other sectors. The head of government said that the cooperation ‘has effectively contributed to the growth of the well-being of the peoples of the Community. In this regard,…

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Harvard benefited from Antigua slavery. The two are talking about an education partnership.

By News & Current Affairs, Reparations

By Jacqueline Charles, Miami Herald — Harvard University and the island of Antigua and Barbuda are talking about an educational partnership following a letter the Caribbean island’s prime minister sent to the university requesting slavery reparations. A Harvard University spokesman confirmed to the Miami Herald that the school’s president, Lawrence Bacow, recently reached out to Antigua and Barbuda’s ambassador to the United States, Sir Ronald Sanders, to discuss how the prestigious university…

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Reparations mark new front for US colleges tied to slavery

By Reparations

By Carolyn Thompson, AP News — BUFFALO, N.Y. — The promise of reparations to atone for historical ties to slavery has opened new territory in a reckoning at U.S. colleges, which until now have responded with monuments, building name changes and public apologies. Georgetown University and two theological seminaries have announced funding commitments to benefit descendants of the enslaved people who were sold or toiled to benefit the institutions. While…

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In this Nov. 19, 2002, photo, students walk through the Harvard Law School area on the campus of Harvard University in Cambridge, Mass.

Harvard Law School traces its origins to an Antiguan slave owner. Now the country wants reparations.

By Editors' Choice, Reparations

By Meagan Flynn, The Washington Post — In an urgently worded letter recently sent to Harvard, Antigua and Barbuda Prime Minister Gaston Browne demanded that the university pay his country reparations “for the gains Harvard enjoyed at the expense” of Antiguan slaves. Browne’s Oct. 30 letter to Harvard University President Lawrence Bacow — reported Tuesday night by the Miami Herald and Harvard Crimson — draws a direct line from Harvard Law School’s success today…

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Foreign prime minister demands slavery reparations from Harvard

By Reparations

Says reparation is compensation, not a gift. By Jeremiah Poff, The College Fix  — The prime minister of Antigua and Barbuda recently sent a letter to the president of Harvard University demanding that the Ivy League school pay his country slavery reparations. The Harvard Crimson reported that Gaston Browne, prime minister of Antigua and Barbuda, in an Oct. 30 letter to Harvard President Lawrence Bacow demanded reparations for the university’s role in…

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Ambassador David Comissiong’s most recent Address on Reparations

By Editors' Choice, Reparations

Address by Ambassador David Comissiong to the West and Central Africa Conference on the United Nations International Decade for People of African Descent Organized by the United Nations Commission for Human Rights and the African Union Dakar, Senegal (23-24 October, 2019). In 1834, after 225 years of relentless rebellion by our enslaved ancestors, slavery was abolished throughout the British Empire: and the methodology devised by the British Government for the…

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Antigua and Barbuda Culture Minister Daryll Matthew accepts the Carifesta baton from T&T Culture Minister Dr Nyan Gadsby-Dolly.

A Cultural Supernova: Carifesta XIV hailed as a success

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Carifesta XIV has been hailed as a success. By Laura Dowrich-Phillips, Loop — Speaking at the closing ceremony of the festival on Sunday night, Trinidad and Tobago’s Minister of Community Development, Culture and the Arts Dr Nyan Gadsby-Doll, Acting Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago Colm Imbert, and Assistant General Secretary of Caricom Douglas Slater lauded the organisers for a successful festival. In her address, Dr Gadsby-Dolly described the festival…

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Dr. Ron Daniels, President, IBW21

NAARC Convener Dr. Ron Daniels to Deliver Keynote Address at Emancipation Day Event in Antigua-Barbuda

By News & Current Affairs, Press Releases / Statements, Reparations

New York, July 30, 2019 — Dr. Ron Daniels, President of the Institute of the Black World (IBW) and Convener of the National African American Reparations Commission (NAARC), will deliver the keynote address at this year’s ‘WatchNight Gathering’ event organized by The Antigua and Barbuda Reparations Support Commission (ABRSC). The event is scheduled for the Antigua Botanical Gardens on July 31st 2019 at 9:00 pm. This activity is staged annually…

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