Caricom Threatens Boycott of OAS

The letter noted that although efforts had been made to get Cuba back into the organization, including the passage of a resolution in 2009 that “the participation of the Republic of Cuba in the OAS will be the result of a process of dialogue initiated at the request of the Government of Cuba”, Cuba has made no effort to re-join the organization and has publicly said that it will not do so.

Barbados – Nation Building Project Imbued With A Long Tradition of Rebellion

Throughout the Caribbean region there are nation building projects underway. At different stages of development and with diverse content the state behind each territory and the nation itself have each evolving since conception in the late 18th century. The State in each country initially formed as an entity to manage chattel slavery. for nation building a process involving populating the region with enslaved people from Africa and the Caribbean and to a lesser extent indentured people from the Indian subcontinent. Up until today the state in each country is imbued with colonialist content and substance. The nation in formation by contrast is undergoing birth pains due to the imprint of colonialist thinking. Conclusion being that the the nation must be built on a new historical basis with the masses at the head and with a state which correlates with that transformation.

Barbados/U.K. – Protesters Demand MP Pay Up For Family’s Slave Trade Past

Last December the Observer and Sunday Mirror revealed that Drax personally controlled the Drax Hall plantation in Barbados, which his family has owned since 1650 and was worked by slaves for 200 years. We also revealed Drax – who is said to enjoy a Downton Abbey lifestyle – is the wealthiest landowning MP, worth at least £150m, with an estate of 22.5 square miles of Dorset and 125 properties including his 17th century mansion.

Haiti – Armed “Revolutionary Force” Announced

“We note that for more than 40 years, the country has been controlled by a small group of people who decide everything (fè e defè),” said the FRG-9 leader and spokesman, Jimmy “Barbecue” Cherizier, a former elite police officer, referring to Haiti’s tiny bourgeoisie. “They put guns into the poor neighborhoods for us to fight with one another for their benefit.”

Ralph Gonsalves – Reject Meddling in Cuban Internal Affairs

The Prime Minister of St. Vincent and the Grenadines stands in solidarity with the revolutionary island. PM Comrade Ralph speaks to press at Encuentro Antiimperialista de Solidaridad, por la Democracia y contra el Neoliberalismo - Cuba, November 2019, St. Vincent and the Grenadines Prime Minister Ralph Gonsalves, rejects meddling in Cuban internal affairs and stands … Continue reading Ralph Gonsalves – Reject Meddling in Cuban Internal Affairs

Colonial Entities – European Union (EU) and Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)?

It is time Caribbean islands take a case to the International Court of Justice against impositions foisted upon them by international organisations like the European Union (EU) and the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). “We should speak in one voice, and I think that if we do that, it will send a much stronger message to the European Union and to the OECD, to let them know that we as a region are serious, very serious about the stance we are taking in these matters.'

Decolonizing The Caribbean

The British Virgin Islands (BVI) has received strong backing by the United Nations (UN) Special Committee on Decolonization (C-24) regarding the self-governance of the Territory and its right to self-determination at the recently concluded session of the C-24 at UN Headquarters from 14th – 25th June 2021.

A Refection from Trinidad and Tobago

The African presence in selected locales on the planet today is as follows: USA, 44 million (or 13.4 per cent of population); Canada, 1.2 million (3.5 per cent); UK, 1.9 million (3.0 per cent); Brazil, 14.5 million (7.6 per cent); France three-five million (7.5 per cent). The African presence in Germany is one million, (about one per cent of population), and in Portugal 150,500 (1.5 per cent). Here in the Caribbean the African presence is 20 million, with Haiti a great contributor, and with our country contributing about half a million.

Language and Culture Preservation: The Impact of Creole on Dominica’s Education System

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