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Caribbean Archives - Institute of the Black World 21st Century

Dr. The Honourable Ralph E. Gonsalves Prime Minister of St. Vincent and the Grenadines and Chairman of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM)

Message From CARICOM Chairman on the 186th Anniversary of the Abolition of Slavery

By Reparations

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 186th anniversary of the abolition of the enslavement of Africans in the CARICOM member-countries which were colonized by Britain. In 1833,…

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Black Lives Matter

Black Lives Matter Globally in a Renewed Pan African Moment of Hope

By News & Current Affairs

Statement by the Advocacy Network for Africa (AdNA) — Summary Washington, D.C. — On the occasion of the Nelson Mandela International Day—and memorizing in action Pan Africanists and defenders of freedom Zindzi Mandela and Winnie Mandela—taking place within the backdrop of the global campaign against racism sparked by the gruesome murder of George Floyd and exacerbated by the raging COVID19 pandemic, the Advocacy Network for Africa (AdNA) recognizes and welcomes…

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UWI’s Vice-Chancellor, Professor Sir Hilary Beckles

Beckles calls for High-Level International Reparations Summit

By Reparations

Says the time has come for a Caribbean Development Plan Prof. Sir Hilary Beckles, Chairman of the CARICOM Reparations Commission (CRC), is calling for a reparations summit involving the governments of the Caribbean and of Europe and with representatives of their private corporations, universities and civil society organizations, to discuss their contributions to a development plan for the Caribbean. The three-day summit will discuss how to honor the historical debt…

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CARICOM Reparations Commission

CARICOM Reparations Commission Steps up Advocacy for Reparatory Justice — Now is the time to move “From Apology to Action”.

By News & Current Affairs, Reparations

The CARICOM Reparations Commission (CRC) will convene a virtual media engagement on July 6 to update the media on recent developments in the CARICOM region’s push for reparatory justice for the historical crimes of native genocide and African enslavement in the Caribbean region. The media engagement comes in the wake of recent public statements of “apology” and “regret” by some European states and a number of British commercial enterprises for…

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Andros, Bahamas

No Mining in Andros The Bahamas

By Editors' Choice

Andros Island. Editors Note: We are sharing a petition started by De’Ann Forbes directed to the Bahamas government, Bahamas National Trust, Bahamian enviroment Protection Foundation, Save The Bays and Forfar Field Station. By De’Ann Forbes — For many years our country has been exploited and our natural resources taken from us the Bahamian people. There is no way we the Androsians will sell our rights and the rights of our…

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UWI’s Vice-Chancellor, Professor Sir Hilary Beckles

Journey to Juneteenth: Caribbean Solidarity

By News & Current Affairs

By Professor Sir Hilary Beckles, CARICOM Reparations Commission — As you, our African American compatriots, rise to recognize and celebrate the legal ending of the chattel bondage of our ancestors, we, your brothers and sisters from ‘your islands’ downstream Mississippi are standing with you in joyous remembrance of the journey. We have always recognized our unity as one people with a common history, legacy and cause. We fought against our…

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Hon. Dr. Ralph Gonsalves

Statement of Solidarity With the People of America

By News & Current Affairs

By The Hon. Dr. Ralph Gonsalves Prime Minister of St. Vincent and the Grenadines The government and people of St. Vincent and the Grenadines rejoice, in solidarity, with the people of the United States of America in their popular, broad based and peaceful resistance currently underway in their defence and advancement of liberty and justice consequent upon the killing of an African-American, George Floyd, in Minnesota, at the hands, and…

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David Comissiong

A Caribbean People’s Declaration of Solidarity With the Black Lives Matter Protests

By Commentaries/Opinions

By David Comissiong — The peculiar race-based history of the Western Hemisphere has bequeathed to all the people and nations of our region of the “Caribbean and the Americas” the central mission of eradicating the scourge of anti-Black racism and developing societies in which the inherent dignity and worth of the black person is upheld and respected. The people of the Caribbean region recognize therefore that the struggle against anti-Black…

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