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As The UWI settles into its second semester for the current academic year, the public may be anxious to hear from the St Augustine Campus administration what name it has chosen for the university’s oldest hall of residence, having already repudiated Viscount Milner after whom that hall has been identified...

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To Free The Future

In responding to Dool Hanomansingh’s, “Painting the history of Trinidad black” (Trinidad Express, December 6th ), Dr Claudius Fergus observed, “for a writer who appeals to Beckles and Kambon to respect the facts of history, Hanomansingh is most reckless with facts of any kind.”...

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On December 6th the Trinidad Express published a commentary by Dool Hanomansingh attacking Professor Hilary Beckles and myself entitled “Painting the history of Trinidad black” in which he claimed that the world was facing a “predicament” in which “Black people” were, “prepared to deny the facts of history…to suit their...

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“Bun Dem” and “Columbus Lie”

Where Columbus is concerned Stalin’s “Bun Dem” 1987, and Shadows "Columbus Lie" 1989 can be seen as the beginning of the final stage in the deconstruction of the symbol, the colonial process, the man and the founding myth of not just Trinidad and Tobago but the entire Caribbean Region. ...

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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.   [caption id="attachment_3866" align="alignright"...

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Indian Trinibagonian Revolutionary

A shinning light: Indian Trinibagonian Revolutionary. We salute the "Black Power generation" of the Caribbean: those women and men born under colonial rule in the 1930's and 40s, who demanded more fundamental and revolutionary transformation from Independence through tremendous personal sacrifice with some paying the ultimate price. They have laid...

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Reclaiming Public Spaces

“The continuing public glorification of iniquitous colonial administrators, pirates and en-slavers reflects an unacceptably casual treatment of colonial violence and tragically, silences the history of Millions including the first people and all the subsequent groups brought here to further imperialist economic interests. The Freedom Project does not want to remove...

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"I come from a place called Belmont. The original name of this space was Freetown... If we who live there knew that part of our history and all the things associated with it the community would be different... So I am asking you not to consider yourself now or the...

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