Barbados National Hero – Chief Tacky

The annual Chief Tayki Lecture was held on April 8, 2021, in a virtual space. The lecture was hosted by the Centre for Reparation Research, the University of the West Indies (UWI), in collaboration with The Tayki Foundation (St. Mary) and The Department of History and Archaeology (UWI). The co-hosts of the lecture were Professors Verene Shepherd and Carolyn Cooper. The lecture was delivered by Professor Vincent Brown; Professor of American History and African and African American Studies at Harvard University.

TT Trade Union Leaders To Workers: It Is Time To Unite To Fight

Addressing members of the Joint Trade Union Movement (JTUM), National Trade Union Centre (NATUC) and Federation of Independent Trade Unions (FITUN) president general of the Oilfields Workers Trade Union Ancel Roget accused the Government of being on a relentless campaign to retrench the workers of [the] country.

Guyana Court of Appeal Sets Aside Explosives Conviction, Sentence Of Donald Rodney

The Guyana Court of Appeal on Tuesday set aside the conviction and 18-month sentence for possession of explosives against Donald Rodney- –the brother of Guyanese politician and historian Dr. Walter Rodney who was killed in a bomb blast 40 years ago. “We will  allow the appeal and set aside the conviction and sentence and a … Continue reading Guyana Court of Appeal Sets Aside Explosives Conviction, Sentence Of Donald Rodney

Saint Vincent – Workers Take a Stand on Covid 19 Vaccination

The government of St. Vincent and the Grenadines and the major trade unions representing public sector workers may be heading for a confrontation over vaccination against COVID-19. The Public Service Union, Teachers’ Union and Police Welfare Association recently wrote to the government asking for an urgent meeting to discuss the policy that says government workers who have not taken a COVID-19 jab must be tested as regularly as every two weeks.

Saint Vincent – Evacuation Ordered As Volcano ‘is trying to clear its throat’

Prime Minister Ralph Gonsalves, on Thursday evening, ordered that all persons evacuate from the Red Zone, as La Soufriere could erupt explosively, without further warning, within the next 24 to 48 hours. Gonsalves noted the stage 3 alert issued earlier in the day amidst tremors at the volcano, which began at 3 a.m.  The prime … Continue reading Saint Vincent – Evacuation Ordered As Volcano ‘is trying to clear its throat’

Privatisation in Antigua – A Very Bad Idea

The notion of transferring wealth from the commons into the hands of a minority of Antigua and Barbuda’s citizens is not just bad but also morally offensive. It is bad because it reduces the public purse and morally offensive because it ignores the suffering of the majority who need some basic security and are told that nothing can be done to ease their suffering because there is no money.

Together We Shall Win

Under the slogan Together We Shall Win, in Year 63 of the Revolution, the event will homage to Commander-In-Chief Fidel Castro’s legacy, inspired by the holding of the 8th Congress of the Cuban Communist Party, the 60th anniversary of the victory at the Bay of Pigs, the 82nd anniversary of the Cuban Workers Federation and the 60th anniversary of the Cuban Institute for Friendship with the Peoples.