Tag Archives: slavery

  1. UK philanthropist donates US$500,000 to UWI Global Giving as personal reparation

    It was a series about the Atlantic slave trade on the BBC that shocked Bridget Freeman. Up until then, she knew almost nothing about the plight of free Africans who boarded ships and were taken throughout the world and sold into slavery. “I was horrified and it touched me and I thought dear God, this […]

    August 25, 2021Education, FeaturedNo comments
  2. Historical conservationists voice concern over destruction of Slave Market wall in Charlestown

    The issue of destruction of historical sites on Nevis has surfaced again with the recent destruction at the historical Slave Market site in Charlestown, prompting historical conservationists to voice concern over the incident. In a press statement by the Nevis Historical and Conservation Society (NHCS) on July 23, 2021, the society registered its alarm with […]

    July 29, 2021ControversyNo comments
  3. “Denny, Nelson, and the Dishonourables” by Grenville Phillips II

    Yesterday (Sat 22 Aug 2020), David Denny led a protest against Nelson’s statue. I promised Adrian Green that I would join Denny, if anyone could provide any credible evidence supporting the claims made against Nelson. No one did. I have repeatedly stated that if Nelson is really this evil racist enslaver, and white-supremacist mass-murder of […]

    August 24, 2020Controversy, EditorialNo comments
  4. “PRIVATE VS. PUBLIC REMOVAL OF NELSON” by Dave & Marcia Weekes

    Dr. Anthony Gabby Carter and other leading Pan-Africanists have joined forces to make the following announcement to the government of Barbados. Are we trying to please a certain sector of our business community by trying to remove Horatio Nelson ‘s Statue PRIVATELY? There are rumours going around that the removal of Horacio Nelson’s Statue will […]

    August 21, 2020Breaking News, Featured, PoliticalNo comments
  5. The Barbados Museum Appointment of Sub-Committee to Newton Enslaved Burial Ground

    Located in the Southern parish of Christ Church, the Newton Enslaved Burial Ground is the largest and earliest undisturbed sugar plantation communal enslaved burial grounds found in the Western Hemisphere. This site is a resting place for our African ancestors who were so cruelly removed from their homelands and forced to endure the horrors of […]

    August 10, 2020EventsNo comments
  6. “Nelson to be Moved” by Grenville Phillips II

    Government decided that Nelson’s statue should be moved – based on thoroughly discredited information. The Government has chosen to believe false claims that Nelson was a racist, white supremacist mass-murderer. There is no credible evidence supporting the reckless accusations by our historians and political activists. The Government now wants to know where to put the […]

    July 28, 2020EditorialNo comments
  7. Even the Private Sector Association sees the need for Lord Nelson to be shifted

    Members of the Barbados Private Sector Association (BPSA) continue to be engaged together with other Social Partners in the process of rebuilding our economy and society following the Covid-19 pandemic’s significant impact. At the same time, the BPSA too is cognizant of the present global, social and economic realities which could impact our small developing […]

    June 30, 2020Culture, FeaturedNo comments
  8. Hurryiet about it! New legislation for Harriet Tubman

    In commemoration of Harriet Tubman Day on March 10, internationally renowned actress, Gwendolyn Briley-Strand, brought Harriet Tubman to the Halls of Congress, and she brought some passengers with her. Local 1-2 of Utility Workers Union of America, AFL-CIO, Worcester County NAACP Branch, and HR 1242 Resilience Project were present to encourage Congress to introduce legislation […]

    March 17, 2020PoliticalNo comments
  9. Harvard University with Antigua and Barbuda agree cooperation

    Antigua and Barbuda Prime Minister, Gaston Browne, revealed the President of Harvard University, Dr. Lawrence Bacow, responded to his advocacy for a programme of cooperation between Harvard University and the Five Islands Campus of the University of the West Indies in Antigua. The Prime Minister said that Dr. Bacow has indicated the willingness of Harvard […]

    December 11, 2019EducationNo comments
  10. THE BIRTH OF A NATION (Armie Hammer, Jackie Earle Haley & Gabrielle Union)

    Set against the antebellum South, THE BIRTH OF A NATION follows Nat Turner (Nate Parker), a literate slave and preacher, whose financially strained owner, Samuel Turner (Armie Hammer), accepts an offer to use Nat’s preaching to subdue unruly slaves. As he witnesses countless atrocities – against himself and his fellow slaves – Nat orchestrates an […]

    July 10, 2016Books, Cinema, Video GalleryNo comments

    During a visit to the Caribbean, British Prime Minister David Cameron, accompanied by International Development Secretary Justine Greening, has announced a quadrupling of UK support to the region. Speaking to the joint Houses of Parliament in Jamaica, he announced a package of over £360m (over USD $600 mil) of bilateral aid, featuring: £300 million for a […]

    October 2, 2015PoliticalNo comments
  12. HBO’S AUGUST FEATURES IN THE CARIBBEAN: Michael Sheen and Lizzy Caplan return with a third season of “Masters of Sex” & HBO commemorates Emancipation Day

    Based on the nonfiction book of the same name and created by David Simon (HBO’s “Treme” and “The Wire”), Show Me a Hero will debut its first two episodes on Sunday, August 16th at 20:00 hrs. AST* in the Caribbean, simultaneously with the United States. Directed by Paul Haggis and written by David Simon and William […]

    August 1, 2015CinemaNo comments
  13. St. Maarten’s Prime Minister Marcel Gumbs: “Reparatory justice is gaining momentum”

    St. Maarten Prime Minister, Marcel Gumbs, made what might be the first direct statement here on Reparations by a leader of government on either part of the island, at the recent Emancipation Day Lecture. “The movement for reparatory justice is gaining momentum and greater focus than ever before in the Caribbean region,” said Prime Minister […]

    July 10, 2015PoliticalNo comments
  14. ZARAFA – François-Xavier, Simon Abkarian & Max Renaudin Pratt

    Under the cover of darkness a small boy, Maki, loosens the shackles that bind him and escapes into the desert night. Pursued by slavers across the moon-lit savannah, Maki meets Zarafa, a baby giraffe – and an orphan, just like him – as well as the nomad Hassan, Prince of the Desert. Hassan takes them […]

    July 5, 2015Cartoons, Cinema, Video GalleryNo comments
  15. Book Launch from Barbados Museum for ‘Facing the Challenge of Emancipation’

    The concise book follows the ground-breaking period when William Hart Coleridge, the first Anglican bishop of Barbados and the Leewards, executed the new mandate of the Anglican church between 1824 and 1842. As result, two new Sees of Jamaica and Barbados and the Leeward Islands were created in 1824 and two new Bishops were appointed, […]

    June 27, 2015CultureNo comments
  16. Vincentian Leader, Dr. Gonsalves, to Deliver Emancipation Day Lecture in St. Martin

    Prime Minister of St. Vincent and the Grenadines, and a renowned campaigner for reparatory justice, Dr. Ralph Gonsalves, will deliver a guest Emancipation Day lecture organized by the Independence for St. Martin Foundation, on Saturday 27th June 2015. The lecture, on the topic of “Reparations,” will be held at 8 PM at the University of […]

    June 25, 2015Featured, PoliticalNo comments
  17. Heritage Bus Tour to recall legends of Sugar, Molasses and Rum

    The National Cultural Foundation (NCF) will on June 7 take its Heritage product into a different realm from a walk to a bus tour otherwise known as “Sweet Stories of Sugar Molasses and Rum.” The decision to further develop the product came about as a result of the continued interests locally, regionally and internationally in […]

    June 4, 2015CultureNo comments
  18. “BILAL” – Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje (Animation: 2015)

    A thousand years ago, one boy with a dream of becoming a great warrior is abducted with his sister and taken to a land far away from home.

    May 13, 2015Cartoons, Cinema, Video GalleryNo comments
  19. Ancestral Remembrance of the Maafa Ceremony; Feb. 1st 2015 January 27, 2015Culture, Photo GalleryNo comments

    Winner of three Academy Awards for Best Picture, Best Supporting Actress and an Oscar® for Best Adapted Screenplay, 12 Years a Slave (Saturday, December 20th) is an adaptation of the 1853 slave narrative memoir, “Twelve Years a Slave” by Solomon Northup. * For more information on the HBO/MAX family of channels, either call (246) 620-FLOW/3569 […]

    November 29, 2014Cinema, Photo GalleryNo comments
  21. Barbados Free Press upholds Slave Labour Mentality – when both Blog & West Coast Restaurant are being “Persie’s”

    Took a while, but there were more important matters to handle, now they’re out of the way let’s look at how Barbados Free Press (BFP) has really become p*ss-poor now Marcus/James is longer there to steer the blog… In one sense the anti-Muslim diatribe has been watered down, Allah’u Akhbar! But for all their talk to […]

    September 15, 2014Featured, FootballNo comments
  22. “Apple’s Sexist and Racist Employment Policies: ‘As American as Apple Pie?'” By Rebecca Theodore

    {EDITOR’s NOTE: The opinions, beliefs and viewpoints expressed by the author and any commenters on this article do not necessarily reflect the opinions, beliefs and viewpoints of nor official policies of} Here, in the southern portion of the San Francisco Bay area of northern California many of the world’s largest technology corporations thrive […]

    September 14, 2014Featured, TechnologyNo comments

    Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Senator Maxine McClean, is proposing the establishment of a Panama memorial to possibly coincide with the 50th Anniversary of Barbados’ Independence in 2016 Senator McClean added: “While I cannot commit my Cabinet colleagues, I think that…at the latest…when we celebrate our 50th Anniversary [of Independence] in 2016, we […]

    August 13, 2014EducationNo comments
  24. ‘Barbadians “rediscover” their spirit of protest… not a moment too soon’ BY Robert Edison Sandiford, Co-Founder: ArtsEtc Barbados

    “We are getting back in tune with our revolutionary tradition…our tradition of activism.” David Comissiong, commenting July 22, 2014, on Barbadians’ current protests against the new municipal solid waste tax “A democracy that promotes criticism and discussion, especially when it is against the very seat of power, is always a stronger democracy.” Roy Morris in […]

    August 9, 2014Editorial, PoliticalNo comments
  25. MTA Commissioner Visits United Nations in Honor Of Slavery Victims

    On behalf of Martinique Regional Council President Serge Letchimy, Martinique Tourism Authority Commissioner Karine Roy-Camille made an official visit to the United Nations June 5-7 to contribute to the Permanent Memorial in Honor of the Victims of Slavery and the Transatlantic Slave Trade. Dubbed The Ark of Return, the Memorial was designed by Mr. Rodney […]

    June 19, 2014TravelNo comments