Kamla Persad Bissessar’s Emancipation Day Statement

By Kamla Persad Bissessar Opposition Leader and Leader of the UNC Party August 01, 2021 – Facebook Today our nation celebrates Emancipation Day, a day that marks the abolition of the vile practice of chattel slavery. It is a day for both celebration of the liberation of enslaved Africans and an opportunity to reflect on, … Continue reading Kamla Persad Bissessar’s Emancipation Day Statement

Dr Keith Rowley’s Emancipation Day Statement

By Dr Keith Rowley Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago August 01, 2021 – Facebook Happy Emancipation Day to all the people of Trinidad and Tobago, from the Government, my own family and myself on the occasion of Emancipation Day 2021. Today, we recognise not just the horrific experience of our African ancestors – but … Continue reading Dr Keith Rowley’s Emancipation Day Statement

Emancipating old narratives of ‘emancipation’

…and examining colonials’ ‘deceitful bait-and-switch’ By Claudius Fergus August 16, 2020 – wired868.com In defiance of the rapid community spread of Covid-19, Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley, kept the promise he made on Emancipation Day 2019 to unveil T&T’s first emancipation monument—the only live public event on Emancipation Day 2020. Like many thousands of other … Continue reading Emancipating old narratives of ‘emancipation’

Britain’s Perfect Caribbean Crime: Ignored Genocide, Faked Emancipation…

7th Annual George Lamming Distinguished Lecture Streamed live on Jun 13, 2017 On Tuesday, June 13, 2017, Vice-Chancellor of The University of the West Indies (The UWI) Professor Sir Hilary Beckles, delivered the seventh Annual George Lamming Distinguished Lecture at The UWI Cave Hill Campus’ Errol Barrow Centre for Creative Imagination (EBCCI) in Barbados. Vice-Chancellor … Continue reading Britain’s Perfect Caribbean Crime: Ignored Genocide, Faked Emancipation…

Self-Identity: The Key to Mental Emancipation

By Ayinde August 02, 2016 “The stories of our past should not condemn us to the turmoil of acrimony; but rather they should show us a path for achieving the positive and prosperous development of our country now and for the generations to come. . . . We are currently writing new pages in our … Continue reading Self-Identity: The Key to Mental Emancipation

Needed: A second Emancipation

By Michael Harris September 11, 2011 – trinidadexpress.com My column last Monday [PNM’s children] seems to have ignited something of a furore among readers. On talk shows, in the blogs, and in letters to the editor, there was a surprisingly huge outpouring of feedback as everyone appeared to have something to say about my article.

Emancipation: some creation myths

By Selwyn Ryan August 15, 2010 I overheard someone complaining on a call-in programme during Emancipation week that people of African origin in Trinidad were a different breed from those in other islands of the Caribbean. It was not clear whether the caller meant to say that the Trinis were a worse or a better … Continue reading Emancipation: some creation myths

Emancipation Celebration?

THE EDITOR: After four hundred years of shackle slavery, and the worst kind of atrocities ever inflicted on any race of people bar none, all because of their melanin and without any apology and compensation, and therapy for Post Traumatic Slavery Syndrome, I am totally puzzled and confused with the reason for the celebration of … Continue reading Emancipation Celebration?

Emancipation: When Freedom Come

Emancipation Day Celebrations 2010 in pictures Kamla: Emancipation about struggle, triumph PRIME MINISTER Kamla Persad-Bissessar yesterday urged the nation to not only see Emancipation Day as merely a public holiday but rather to reflect on the struggles of the ancestors of Afro-Trinbagonians who rose up from the chattel of slavery to take their rightful place … Continue reading Emancipation: When Freedom Come

President’s Emancipation Day 2010 Address

Message from His Excellency Professor George Maxwell Richards TC, CMT, Ph. D, President of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago on the Occasion of Emancipation Day 2010. On the occasion of Emancipation Day 2010, I send greetings to all citizens of Trinidad and Tobago, as we consider what this day means to us.