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Dr. Hon. Ralph E Gonsalves 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

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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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Statement of Solidarity With the People of America

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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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Caricom heads have the answers… but can they deliver?

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By David Jessop — One of the more interesting aspects of the recently ended Heads of Government meeting was the positive tone of the remarks made by Caricom’s interim chair and Prime Minister of Barbados, Mia Mottley. At a notably upbeat press conference at the summit’s end, she went out of her way to indicate that many of the initiatives announced were intended to deliver outcomes that directly benefit Caricom…

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Dr. Ralph E. Gonsalves, Sir Louis Straker and staff at the Mission to the United Nations.

SVG begins ‘historic journey’ on UN Security Council

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By Nelson A. King, Caribbean Life News — As St. Vincent and the Grenadines on Wednesday officially assumed a non-permanent seat on the United Nations’ Security Council, the country’s Ambassador to the UN, I. Rhonda King, says the “historic journey” begins with “Three Stories and a Prayer: The Manifestation of the Prophetic Imagination.” “With the audacity of David, the widow’s faith, the spirit of Chatoyer, the prayer of Saint Francis…

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St Vincent PM urges Caricom to speed up reparation claims

By Editors' Choice, Reparations

St Vincent and the Grenadines Prime Minister Ralph Gonsalves has urged Caricom leaders to raise the issue of reparations for indigenous peoples and African slaves with their European counterparts as a priority. He said if those conversations do not yield tangible results, then Caricom leaders must explore all legal and political options available to them for redress. “We have to have a conversation with the British, with the French in the case of Haiti, the Dutch,…

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Hon. Dr. Ralph Gonsalves at the 65th OECS Authority Meeting

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Remarks by Prime Minister of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Hon. Dr. Ralph Gonsalves at the 65th OECS Authority Meeting. Statement by the incoming Chairman, Honourable Dr. Ralph Gonsalves, Prime Minister of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, at the Opening Ceremony of the 65th Meeting of the OECS Authority in Saint Lucia on Monday, June 18, 2018.

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Venezuela joins CARICOM fight for slavery reparations

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By TeleSur —  Venezuela is joining the Caribbean Community (Caricom) in the fight for global slavery reparations, discussing appropriate compensation for centuries of injustice. During a speech entitled ‘Reparations of Resistance to Action,’ Venezuelan Foreign Minister Jorge Arreaza urged Latin America and colonizing countries to assume responsibility for past wrongs which affected Africans and their ancestors around the world. The Venezuelan government is working to guarantee that the social rights…

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Saint Vincent Prime Minister Ralph Gonsalves speaks to teleSUR during an interview in Haiti

Saint Vincent PM Gonsalves Rejects US Interference in Venezuela

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Saint Vincent Prime Minister Ralph Gonsalves speaks to teleSUR during an interview in Haiti. Ralph Gonsalves said that his government supports the sovereignty and independence of all nations against U.S. interference in internal affairs. In an interview with teleSUR Friday Ralph Gonsalves, the Prime Minister of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, stressed the importance of sovereignty and independence of Latin American and Caribbean states against U.S. interference, highlighting his country’s…

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