In 1921 the colonial authorities played a trick on the people of this country. They took the day on which the masses commemorated the end of Enslavement and named it Discovery Day in honor of Columbus creating the context in which Moruga began its annual reenactment.
Today, almost one hundred years later there is the real “hope” that we can finally overcome this Colonial treachery through the engagement that we are having with our brothers and sisters in Moruga.
Hope in this context “is not blind optimism, it is not ignoring the enormity of the task ahead or the roadblocks that stand in our path….[it] is according the belief that destiny will not be written for us, but by us, by the men and women who are not content to settle for the world as it is, who have the courage to remake the world as it should be.” ( Barack Obama)