A local riot, the Morant Bay rebellion was a confrontation between men and women led by Paul Bogle against local colonial authorities in Jamaica. The rebellion was a signal event in Jamaica's struggle for self-determination and socio-economic justice. Over 400 black Jamaicans died as a result of reprisals by British troops.
Highly thought provoking remarks from Professor Emerita Bridget Brereton
Speaking at the Indo-Caribbean Diaspora Seminar
23rd February 2012
University of the Southern Caribbean
Trinidad and Tobago
When she refers to the "Prime Minister", she means the visit of Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago, Kamla Persad Bissessar, in January 2012 to the village of her ancestors in India.
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Shane J. Pantin
To the Moon:
Eric Williams was among seventy-three world leaders to submit statements for inclusion on the “Apollo 11 Goodwill Messages” disc. The messages were etched on to a silicon disc the size of a US 50 cent piece. It was left on the moon’s Sea of Tranquility, 20th July, 1969 – the first ever manned lunar landing.
Trinidad and Tobago:
“The Government and the people of Trinidad and Tobago acclaim this historic triumph of science and the human will. It is our earnest hope for mankind that while we gain the moon, we shall not lose the world.”