Basseterre, St KittsThis esteemed awardee, Mrs. Jacqulin Davis-Christopher, was born in the western most parish of Jamaica, Westmoreland; a parish that history credits as the home of a major event which changed the course of Jamaica’s history. In short, Westmoreland ushered in universal adult suffrage in the mid-1940s and launched the political careers of two (2) of Jamaica’s National Heroes, The Rt. Excellent Sir Alexander Bustamante and the Rt. Excellent Norman Washington Manley. Therefore, if one’s place of birth can provide an indication of the impact a person will have on society, Mrs. Christopher was destined to bring about exemplary change wherever she settled. Continue reading
By Orita BaileySt. Kitts and Nevis proudly became the first English Caribbean country to launch their Man and the Biosphere (MAB) programme last week. At a one day workshop held at the FND conference room, the Executive Committee of the St. Kitts MAB was installed and began working on developing a work programme for the Programme. Continue reading
The Goi Peace Foundation (UNESCO) is accepting submissions for its annual essay competition under the theme “Creating the Future We Want”. Continue reading
The recent presentation by renowned activist and lawyer, Michael Lorne on Reparations for the National Slave Route Project and as part of St. Kitts-Nevis History and Heritage Month activities, presented a rather unique and compelling perspective.
While the descendants of those who were enslaved are undoubtedly owed an unreserved apology, for the abomination that was slavery from all states who benefited from the trade, this apology should go much further than the “statement of deep sorrow” offered by former UK Prime Minister Tony Blair in 2006. Continue reading
By Orita BaileyNoted speaker, lawyer and activist Michael Lorne, in his lecture to the people of St. Kitts declared, that we the descendants of the millions of enslaved Africans deserved, had a right to REPARATION and were failing in our duty if we failed to pursue REPARATION from the former enslavers and colonisers. Continue reading