Caribbean Movement for Peace and Integration Leader Lambasts Politicians Nelson Statue Remain Standing in Bridgetown The President of the Caribbean Movement for Peace and Integration (CMPI) is accusing the Government of being afraid of what he has described as the white ruling class power in Barbados. During a protest at Heroes Square, The City, this … Continue reading ‘Barbados Government Afraid Of White Ruling Class’
NEW buildings, paved roads and community centers — all known activities and actions taken by governments to secure votes for ruling parties — have been the norm for years. But people’s needs are a-plenty and We The People have long come to value more than just concrete structures, as we also have to worry daily about law and order, food security, education, healthcare, employment, as well as preservation of our lands.
Activists at the forefront of local Black Lives Matter movements are threatening a fresh round of protests starting tomorrow, following Government’s “broken promise” on the relocation of the Lord Nelson Monument.
In the middle of the alarming daily exponential increases in Covid cases and a virus that needs to be handled with delicacy, Jamaicans will go to the polls defying the laws of mandatory social distancing as per the World Health Organization. Consider this! In what is now probably showing up as ground zero, the parish with the most cases has been put under curfew from 7 PM to 5 AM until September 02...elections are on September 03! Holness gambles with the safety of the nation and the body politic is allowing him to.
Some Jamaicans like the excitement and fervour. They claim that it makes the election contest hot, trendy, topical and vibrant. This approach will no doubt have a special appeal to the youths, but are these youths simply being manipulated by the hype rather than the political reality that Jamaica faces?
Fresh calls have gone out for the Mottley-administration to give the exact date for the removal of Lord Nelson's statue from The City. This is from General Secretary of the Caribbean Movement for Peace and Integration, David Denny, in an official statement issued to the media. This is against the backdrop of the Government's previous agreement to remove the … Continue reading Barbados – Caribbean Movement For Peace and Integration Calls On Government To Give Date For Removal of Nelson Statue
We cannot continue on a road that will lead to the destruction of our country. We are still at a point where sanity about race relationships is strong enough in both our communities, where there is enough genuine goodwill and recognition of our co-dependence and common interests for us to arrest what is potentially a very destructive slide. As we commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Black Power revolution in Trinidad and Tobago we need to revisit its lessons which can teach us the principled path to achieving harmony in diversity in a society which needs it, even more so with the challenges which are just ahead.
Information received in the COPE News Desk reports on incidents of discrimination and racism in Martinique. We post for the benefit of our readers a flier on protest action scheduled for 22 August 2020.
The country is unable to resolve its myriad deep challenges, due to this rampant corruption. Some of its grim statistics are: Over 700,000 youth which neither work nor study (known as the "ninis"), a spine chilling high rate of murders of women by their partners which the government mostly ignores, an endemic rate of child marriages, rampant poverty in large sectors of society, a public health system on the edge, and large sectors of the population without running water, as well as constant blackouts which particularly affect the commercial sector.
With clear advice for the #GETT2020 candidates and to those who step forward to challenge the UNC/PNM monopoly in the future the former Secretary/Treasurer and President of the Public Service Association suggests a way forward. 'You must now thoroughly analyze this experience and the entire electoral and political processes of this society and draw appropriate conclusions. You must understand and correct the errors and shortcomings of this effort. You must continue to fight for the democratic renewal of the electoral and political processes for the sake of the people and the future of the society.’