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  • Pacha…not only are ALL THE ISLANDS still colonies and ACTIVE slave societies…BUT…WE ARE ALL COUSINS….BY BLOOD….

    that’s the foundation to build on…sans corrupt, greedy, power hungry politicians and wannabe dictators…

    les voleurs will always be in the background doing what they do best…..

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  • Waru
    Those familial connections are indeed true but even that simply truism has no effective resonance in this region.

    We do not even care about Bajans who went to Panama, and are this there today, as a function of socalled independence, repulblicanism, far less Haitians we consider too Afrikan in physiogamy, cultural practises etc. They can be ignored by us deemed nearer to the White god.

    Rassoul Bajans generally see Haitians as devil worshippers as ignorance prevent us from seeing Voodoo as the scientific and original manifestation of recognition by humans of The Creator’s presence.

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  • @Pacha

    Barbadians will view Haitians based on what they are being exposed i.e. western indoctrination and not fit for purpose educational system.

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  • Yes. And after 54 years of independence that is still true but instead of fixing that we are to double down with the further foction of republicanism.

    Just like the damage done to natural population growrh by Gollop and the FPA. Instead of fixing that, we promote bulling at the demands of the colonial power. These are the behavious of slaves, not free people.

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  • Fiction

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  • @Pacha

    Is it a reasonable expectation that moving to a republic could be part of a strategy to address the education deficit?

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  • David
    Dream on! Where has such an “irrational” expectation materialized anywhere in christendom.

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  • @Pacha

    “I have a dream that one day every valley shall be exalted, and every hill and mountain shall be made low. The rough places will be plain and the crooked places will be plain and the crooked places will be made straight…”

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  • This is the kind of talk which buttresses modern slavery formations.
    David

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  • Why Pacha, because thought leadership is fueled by a visualization by individuals/leaders of what must change?

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  • David
    No. Those shiite talkers have been instrumental in leading us to this dead end with their propaganda.

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  • The same old tumble weed of loud noises and no substance

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  • “We do not even care about Bajans who went to Panama,”

    yep…both wicked governments stole their properties and am sure robbed their bank accounts…there is no compassion or care for each other…only tiefing to prance around pretending they got pedigree…..and are infused with the minds of Slaves and fighting to kepp the population like minded…these are crimes against humanity…

    ..but we can identify the savages, and train the young to keep a distance and isolate them away from Black/African people…there are ways to section them off…everything is now dependent on the young people whose minds they are desperately trying to poison with their nastiness and self-hatred.

    with all the African centred education/studies available EVERYWHERE…that is now TAUGHT to African descended in more intelligent socieites…… and these clowns can’t get it going period..won’t even try…..how would they manage to do so just because the word republic is added…

    we got a branded Slave on here boasting how he was educated under the Slave system and how well he turned out…in his mind ….and don’t even realize how many people are reading his rubbish that only serves to prove us right…

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  • Haiti ended slavery….

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  • Correction:

    Haiti ended CHATTEL slavery….

    and not a dime in any reparations should go into the hands of corrupt, tiefing black governments..

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  • Here is a History lesson for Black Pickney

    The European White Man Stopped Slavery in 1833

    (the class shout hooray!!)

    But, then the European White Man colonised Africa 1870 when the heard of it’s resources

    (the class shout boo!!)

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  • Pacha…ya see this statement here by Prof Hillary…as true as it is, the question the people have to ask all of them is WHY THEY CONTINUE THE COLONIAL CHARADE knowing that all it will ever do is lead to murder of the same leaders who UPHOLD IT…….because that is clearly what it has DEVOLVED TO over the last 50 years….black politicians are the ones keeping it alive and REFUSE TO LET IT GO..and DRAGGING Black populations right along with them,,,…

    and now we will here that is Europe, UK and North America forcing them to do it……wait for it…

    “The UWI Regional Headquarters, Jamaica – The assassination of President Moïse of Haiti is the latest dramatic reflection of the culture of murderous political violence that has typified the colonisation of the Caribbean, and whose legacy continues to speak to the devalued worth of black life, especially in our hemisphere.

    Political murder and social mayhem have long been the management tools used to maintain the misery and marginalisation of the Caribbean as it marches inexorably to the rendezvous of democracy as a freedom victory.

    No country in the modern world has paid as great a human and material price as Haiti in seeking to convert its rubble of bloody imperial domination into a viable democratic nation state. In this regard, the murder of Moïse is the latest in a legacy that includes political leaders such as Walter Rodney and Maurice Bishop.”

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  • UK just recently said they are not racist and removed themselves from any responsibility regarding the spread of racism in UK, so of course they “know nothing” about racism in Barbados and the Caribbean…”it wasn’t them.”

    ..if all these degreed colonial ministers etc…. can’t see it’s a sign… A TELL…. to remove THE PEOPLE from the colonial construct….they deserve to stay in it and KILL EACH OTHER…

    btw…do we have to remind the professor that politics…IS A COLONIAL CONSTRUCT…and just as deadly to Africans as all the other structures……

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  • It is being reported that Haiti’s Oligarchs are responsible for the President’s assassination. Could a similar fate be replicated in Barbados should it become a republic. Barbados has its own power crazed minority oligarchs who are hungry for power and appear to exercise more power on a daily basis.

    Left unchecked these individualss have the potential to destroy this government.

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  • So….the solution is to hang on to the white queen????

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  • As a woman who would actually have had to bear the umpteen children you sex-crazed men would have sired without any consideration for the distress it causes your partners, I thank WHOEVER for birth control.

    Only men, who experience the pleasure without the pain, begrudge women control over their own bodies.

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  • And next…. I suggest we are not promoting homosexual activity but simply accepting it.

    Who the rasshole do you think you are to seek to control the bodies of others?????!!!!!

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  • Unable to contribute.

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  • “UK just recently said they are not racist and removed themselves from any responsibility regarding the spread of racism in UK”

    But, U-know U-got-to put white shit in context… … Tory’s Rightwing / Racist Party’s self regulating self inquiry says there is no blatant systemic institutional racism anymore to minimise black lives matter protests and shut down truth. After 500 years of white supremacy racism and colonialism of British Empire their new racism v2.0 is more subtle and less blatant like the specious arguments of alt-right of trump trolls, they call racism populism now

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  • “Left unchecked these individualss have the potential to destroy this government.”

    too late, DBLP governments are useless to African descendants, openly take bribes to keep racism, oppression and suppression alive and well in African lives and legislatate with the fake theiving oligarchs in to enslave hotel and domestic workers , don’t pay them decent salaries or severance (racist sandy lane publicly robbed them their salaries) and established the island as a haven for minoritiy criminals…so that their money laundering, gun and drug running can continue to run smoothly….they have dragged themselves to the bottom with corruption..

    ..the only direction left for them is a quicker downward spiral..

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  • Africans have been in India for a very longtime. They have struggled to make an impact unlike recently arrived east Indians to the Caribbean region.

    Wake up people – please!

    https://www.aljazeera.com/sports/2021/7/9/siddi-athletes-india

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  • The first African American contestant to win National Spelling Bee is now aiming for Harvard, the NBA and NASA

    https://www.cnn.com/2021/07/08/us/spelling-bee-winner-zaila-avant-garde/index.html

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  • How could this be?
    I am opposed to the death penalty, but I am hoping that Haiti hangs all of them on the same day.
    It would be horrific, even barbaric, but it would send a very strong message to all.

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  • Who can remember the failed attempted coup when a group of mercenaries linked to Margaret Thatcher’s son was aborted at Harare airport in Zimbabwe. They were on their way to Equatorial Guinea to exploit its wealthy resources.

    When one considers Haiti’s geographical location; It has no choice but to send out a decisive message to her neighbours. These mercenaries will be executed. We are talking about a revolutionary black country with a proud past. Who are we to tell them how they should act. These mercenaries would have already been lynched by the public if not for the Haitian army.

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  • It works both ways, hope it also opens the eyes of politicians who believe that it’s legal to keep their people sequestered in generational poverty after election…just because they say so and legislate it ILLEGALLY

    ……and as for the wannabe dictators…ya welcome to try, since you LEARNED NOTHING IN 400 YEARS…ya made yourself so DISPOSABLE..

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  • Are the rising levels of gun crime and the availability of guns in the region attributable to South America’s criminal fraternity? Is the Caribbean region been looked at us low-hanging fruit? And Is there a link between them and some of our domestic, minority businesses?

    I have heard that the Haitians are now targeting anymore who looks remotely Colombian.

    https://www.theguardian.com/world/2021/jul/09/colombia-haiti-guns-for-hire-assassination

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  • American mercenaries in Haitia.

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  • American & Columbian mercenaries arrested in Haiti.

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  • So…who hired the mercenaries and why?

    Poor people don’t have money to hire mercenaries so this was not an action born of the masses.

    Was Moise for the poor people or against them?

    I am confused.

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  • Growing Versus Thriving

    In this life you have to be in an environment where you are surrounded by people who want you to do well, in school, work, socialising, the community you live etc

    This means avoiding countries like england canada and america, europe etc where insincere whites treat blacks like 2nd class citizens

    Racism is not defeated by tolerating others but by appreciating them

    Donna, Haiti is now calling for American troops to act as security to avoid a takeover coup
    But, Nowadays military employ mercenaries for black ops
    could USA be employing the problem reaction solution paradigm for their new world odour again

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  • Haiti politics is confusing and mind boggling
    At one point Haitians are accusing the USA of nefarious actions which undermine their governance
    Now today Haitians are asking the USA for help in securing their country interest
    Wasn’t this the same USA military that said was part and parcel in prepretrating lewd and indecent behaviour against the people of Haiti along with infecting it’s water
    Haiti I say to u Solve yuh own internal problems

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  • Bay of pigs playbook:

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  • Western Financial System /Ponzi Scheme ( US dollars as fiat currency ) is the root for all the chaos around the globe:

    America & other imperialist western powers use the corrupt western financial system to create trillion of dollars out of thin air.

    1)They force other nations to use US currency for trade ( e.g Saudi Arabia will only accept US dollars for oil).

    2)The IMF use trillion of dollars in loans created out of thin air to lure small nations into a debt trap. Loans must be repaid in US dollars.

    3) Trillion of dollars created from thin air used to fund mercenaries & proxy wars to achieve regime change & steal RESOURCES in Africa & the third world.

    Mercenaries are given massive contracts ( e.g ,100 million US dollar ) to overthrow a country/ assassinate a foreign leaders.

    Gold , diamond , platinum , copper all have real intrinsic value, however US dollar ( created on a printing press ) has none.

    Light & other energy forms are the driving force in the universe/ nature , not US dollars. The SUN is the driving force behind our existence on the planet not US dollars, the Ancient Egyptian realized this thousand of year ago.

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  • Just had an interesting conversation regarding the art of DECEPTIVENESS.

    ..i remember the power hungry government running around like a whirlwind when elected, made a trip to Suriname and upon return told the population about all the opportunities available for farming, i pointedly asked about the language and cultural barriers seeing as the local people on the island only speak standard english and bajan patois….and DO NOT SPEAK DUTCH..it is not offered as a course anywhere in Barbados, never was….

    .the wicked little yardfow/Slave jumped out to tell us about its experience in Amsterdam, which am sure was limited to the world famous redlight district….which is universal language…

    .but none of them bothered to tell the people they were trying to LURE to Suriname that others were there before for DECADES…the language and cultural barriers kept them isolated, they could not even get married and spent DECADES in Suriname with no benefits and were returned to Barbados in their 70s and 80s, just as poor as when they left… straight to the alms house because they worked and achieved NOTHING……it did not surprise me one bit….that Mia KNOWS this and said nothing…

    as we have come to learn your colonial politicians/ministers are FRAUDS and only USEFUL for the express purpose of keeping Black/African people ENSLAVED and in generational poverty…

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  • “The SUN is the driving force behind our existence on the planet not US dollars, the Ancient Egyptian realized this thousand of year ago.”

    Only solar energy and ancestral resources have any value…

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  • @Rick ross July 10, 2021 8:14 AM
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    Light & other energy forms are the driving force in the universe/ nature , not US dollars. The SUN is the driving force behind our existence on the planet not US dollars, the Ancient Egyptian realized this thousand of year ago. (Unquote).
    +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

    One of the most profound ‘observations’ ever etched on the pages of BU.

    You must be commended for your attempt to bring black people into the Light of knowledge and save them from the ‘dark curse’ of the ‘white’ man-made god and the lie of ‘his’ only begotten son.

    Until blacks come to the recognition (and acceptance) of that Source responsible for their melanin-enriched skin they will always see themselves as not equal to the ‘others’ on the totem pole of humanity.

    Let us keep trying to save ourselves from the darkness of ignorance.

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  • re that Source responsible for their melanin-enriched skin

    Please kindly explain how that Source is responsible for melanin-enriched skin
    I honestly want to learn how this happens. Thanks.

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  • Looks like they are turning on each other for PETTY power…400 years and they LEARNED NOTHING…not one of the idiots in the Caribbean upholding Black generational poverty….are of any use to the people who elect them…told yall that politicians CANNOT BE TRUSTED in any way, shape or form…they are too traitorous to the people.

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  • @rickross
    @miller

    I came into the conversation late, but reading both of your comments I have to say, that you ate not just powerful, you are prophetic!
    Lots of people will cringe in their boots when it is plainly said that white people are the major problem in the world. Everything that is bad, either directly stems from them, or can be traced back to them.
    They must have everything!
    you should have nothing.
    In their writings, they are exalted and revered, you are subservient.
    Religion is one of their biggest tools of deception.
    God placed them here to rule over you. To guide and admonish you in his (their) ways.
    Now I question why if God doesn’t want to talk to black people directly, and doesn’t like them, why he either created them or allows them to be still in existence. It makes no sense.

    Take a look at what is happening now on a global scale. A virus of unknown(right) origins is ravishing the world, leaving in its wake a trail of death to the tune of millions of people. On careful examination, the death rate globally is not surpassing 5% of any population and hovers around 2~3% of many populations.

    What is being touted as the savior of man, is a white person created vaccine that is largely ineffective because not enough time has been applied to its development.
    White CNN, White Faucci and white sympathizers ( Mendicant Caribbean governments) are all lapping up the filth spewed from the botsy of the rabid honkey club promoting this farce when we can clearly see that the statistics tall a different story. but never you mind that, listen the whites who are put here to lead and protect you!
    lacks need to learn to love themselves first!

    Ditch the white trappings that help to veil your identity like mask wearing does. The fake eyelashes, fake hair, all the white trappings of beauty from Europe. You are beautiful inside and out without any of those distractions!
    Learn to love your fellow man. No one is perfect, but see your black brother and sister with love for them, Help them where you can. Care and protect for their offspring whenever possible. Start to share love in the black community. You will be surprised how quickly that will spread across our diaspora.
    Focus your economic efforts towards your own first.
    We will always have charlatans in our midst. Whites will encourage and embolden some of our own to work on their behalf to entrap and re-enslave us. We will deal with Traitors with a degree of finality that says to all others we are not toying with you!
    keep the economic wealth circulating in out communities. We can see how others do it, we have the biggest community bar none. We are unstoppable in that regard!
    When another race tries to put roadblocks in our way for our efforts, wage WAR on them with out compunction! And If our government attempts to suppress us in favor of them because they fund elections and give out “sweeties” at voting time, we will act to replace them with governments who are By the people, For the people!
    Tulsa Oklahoma is a fine example of a black thriving community, minding its business and growing that was destroyed for no reason other than hate and greed
    Tulsa No MORE!
    The second Tulsa will not be stopped or even challenged,
    Finally, avoid and refute greed. It is the destroyer of nations and peoples. There is something there for everybody. Work for yours, and enjoy it, but do not take what is not yours. The invitation of that soft or dark energy into your space is a recipe for disaster. Avoid it at all costs.
    Love yourselves, your brothers, your communities.
    We have the formula for success in our hands, apply it to life!

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  • Oh dear, me! I cannot agree! Not totally! Too extreme, you see!

    Evil was around long before the white man. He is only better at it on account of repurposing the Chinese explosive powder and putting it into weaponry.

    This is where their power originated from. They got the jump on everybody else with weapons of mass destruction.

    Now they fight to hold on to it, afraid that if they lose it, retribution will wipe them out!

    They are too desperately afraid to release their grip because they think we hate them enough to kill them. They do not understand that we otnly hate what they DO.

    So…they are trapped in their evil cycle. I wouldn’t want to be them.

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  • Put the Black/African FIRST AT ALL TIMES.

    “Learn to love your fellow man. No one is perfect, but see your black brother and sister with love for them, Help them where you can. Care and protect for their offspring whenever possible. Start to share love in the black community. You will be surprised how quickly that will spread across our diaspora.
    Focus your economic efforts towards your own first.”

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  • Slave society politics will ALWAYS be a hot mess.

    “Florida resident detained as key suspect in Haiti killing of President Jovenel Moïse
    Police identified the man on Sunday night as Christian Emmanuel Sanon and said Moïse’s alleged killers were protecting him

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    Jul 12, 2021
    The latest suspect detained amid the search for the masterminds and assassins in the killing of President Jovenel Moïse is a Haitian in his 60s living in Florida who identifies himself as a doctor and has accused the leaders of his homeland of corruption.

    Police identified the man on Sunday night as Christian Emmanuel Sanon and said Moïse’s alleged killers were protecting him.

    The head of Haiti’s police, Léon Charles, accused Sanon of working with those who plotted and participated in Moïse’s killing, which stunned the nation of more than 11 million people. He gave no information on the purported masterminds.

    Charles said that among the items found by officers at Sanon’s house in Haiti were a hat emblazoned with the logo of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, 20 boxes of bullets, gun parts, four automobile license plates from the Dominican Republic, two cars and correspondence with unidentified people.

    “We continue to make strides,” Charles said of police efforts to solve the brazen attack early Wednesday at Moïse’s private home that killed the president and seriously wounded his wife, Martine, who is hospitalized in Miami.

    Charles said Sanon was in contact with a firm that provides security for politicians and recruited the suspects in the killing. He said Sanon flew into Haiti on a private jet accompanied by several of the alleged gunmen.

    The gunmen’s initial mission was to protect Sanon, but they later received a new order: to arrest the president, Charles said.

    “The operation started from there,” he said, adding that an additional 22 suspects joined the group and that contact was made with Haitian citizens.

    A total of 26 Colombians are suspected in the killing of the president. Eighteen of them have been arrested, along with three Haitians. Charles said five of the suspects are still at large and at least three have been killed.

    “They are dangerous individuals,” Charles said. “I’m talking commando, specialized commando.”

    Charles said that after Moïse was killed, one of the suspects phoned Sanon, who then got in touch with two people believed to be the intellectual authors of the plot. He did not identify the masterminds or say if police know who they are.

    The police chief said Haitian authorities obtained the information from interrogations and other parts of the investigation. He added that police are working with high-ranking Colombian officials to identify details of the alleged plot, including when the suspects left Colombia and who paid for their tickets.

    Sanon has lived in Broward County in Florida, as well as in Hillsborough County on the Gulf Coast. Records show he has also lived in Kansas City, Missouri. He filed for bankruptcy in 2013 and identifies himself as a doctor in a video on YouTube titled “Leadership for Haiti.”

    However, records show Sanon has never been licensed to practice medicine in Florida or any other occupation covered by the state’s Department of Health.

    In the video, he denounces the leaders of Haiti as corrupt, accusing them of stripping the country of its resources, saying that “they don’t care about the country, they don’t care about the people.”

    He claims Haiti has uranium, oil and other resources that have been taken by government officials.

    “This is a country with resources,” he says. “Nine million people can’t be in poverty when we have so much resources in the country. It’s impossible. … The world has to stop doing what they are doing right now. We can’t take it anymore. We need new leadership that will change the way of life.”

    Sanon has posted little on Twitter but has expressed an interest in Haitian politics. In September 2010, he tweeted, “Just completed a successful conference in Port-Au-Prince. Many people from the opposition attended.” A month later, he wrote: “Back to Haiti for an important meeting regarding the election. Pray for me for protection and wisdom.”

    Sanon’s arrest comes as a growing number of politicians challenge interim Prime Minister Claude Joseph, who is currently in charge of Haiti with help from police and the military.

    Joseph said Moïse’s wife underwent surgery Saturday but is doing well, adding that the investigation into the killing remains a priority for the government.

    “I congratulate the population for staying calm,” he said Sunday night. “The plan was probably to kill the president and for the population to take to the streets and start looting.”

    While the streets were calm Sunday, government officials worry about what lies ahead and have requested U.S. and U.N. military assistance.

    “We still believe there is a path for chaos to happen,” Haiti Elections Minister Mathias Pierre told The Associated Press.

    U.S. officials who recently arrived in Haiti, including representatives from the U.S. Department of Justice and the Department of Homeland Security, met on Sunday with Joseph, designated Prime Minister Ariel Henry and Joseph Lambert, the head of Haiti’s dismantled Senate whom supporters have named as provisional president in a challenge to Joseph.”

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  • So Barbados Slave Codes still on the statute books AND STILL have Black/Africans as chattel…AND 3/5 human….and yall black traitors in the haunted parliament still believe you will get away with continuing that crime indefinitely…wait for it……

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  • @WURA-War-on-U. Wow. Lots of noise.

    What are you tried to achieve here?

    A serious question.

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  • @Chris,

    I think Wara War on U is espousing a Black is beautiful, self empowerment, self love narrative to counter the inferiority narrative fallacy that prevailed for 500 years and still lingers. Whites skin can not take the sunshine and they would all like to be tanned instead of pale.
    In england 3 black youths Marcus Rashford, Jadon Sancho & Bukayo Saka, missed their penalties in the euro final and received racist abuse for their efforts

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  • Chris Halsall,

    It did not take long for you to go there, did it?

    WURA was speaking to us, not you. You need to shut up if you have nothing sensible to say.

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  • This world can be toxic
    especially when you skin looks like chocolate
    don’t make us no hashtags or slogans
    for every black person in america… i hope you make it home

    ♪ I pray you catch a wave ♪ ♪ That doesn’t subside ♪ ♪ This for the nappy heads In heaven ♪ ♪ With a nappy head Christ By they side ♪ ♪ Yeah ♪ ♪ May your streets Be paved with gold ♪ ♪ Paved with gold ♪ – ♪ Yeah ♪ ♪ Hope my whole hood Make it home ♪ ♪ Make it home ♪ ♪ Yeah ♪ ♪ May your streets Be paved with gold ♪ ♪ Paved with gold ♪ – ♪ Yeah ♪ ♪ Hope my whole hood Make it home… ♪

    ♪ Black people are golden ♪ ♪ That’s why I pray you catch a wave ♪ ♪ That doesn’t subside ♪ ♪ This for the nappy heads In heaven ♪ ♪ With a nappy head Christ By they side ♪ ♪ I pray you catch a wave ♪ ♪ That doesn’t subside ♪ ♪ This for the nappy heads In heaven ♪ ♪ With a nappy head Christ By they side ♪

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  • “What are you tried to achieve here?”

    achieved it already….all the rest is gravy..

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  • Donna…do you now see how much more minorities on the island KNOW what goes on with Black people, who know very little or nothing about what is done to them…by the black trash in the parliament…

    they have no clue how they are set up DAILY by the traitors/lawmakers in the cabinet…who are paid by the same people they confine into economic bondage…complete with code noir.

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  • Things are moving along…they call that blight “political patronage” in Jamaica, i call it political slave society..

    “The Independent
    Jamaica opposition leader says Queen should be removed as head of state for island ‘to be truly independent’
    Nadine White 8 hrs ago
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    Mark Golding, left, says removal of the crown enjoys support across Jamaican political divides – Jamaica Information Service/PA© Jamaica Information Service/PA

    Jamaica’s Opposition Leader, numerous equalities campaigners and organisations are calling for the Queen to be removed as the nation’s head of state as the government prepares to lobby Britain for slavery reparations.

    Mark Golding, who took over premiership of the People’s National Party (PNP) in November 2020, described the measure as being of vital importance, particularly in the wake of the Black Lives Matter resurgence and global discourse around colonialism.

    This comes as it emerged that the country’s government, headed up by the Jamaican Labour Party, is preparing a petition to the Queen for compensation for the transatlantic slave trade.

    “I think the matters of removing the Queen as our head of state and reparations for slavery are very significant; they’re fundamental to our identity and our nationhood,” the leader told The Independent.

    “I don’t think that one could argue that we are fully independent when our head of state is somebody who lives on the other side of the Atlantic ocean and isn’t a Jamaican. From my perspective, and that of the People’s National Party, this is something that we have been committed to for a long time and we continue to be committed to it.”

    He added: “There is, as I understand it, bi-partisan support on the matter of removing the Queen as our Head of State in Jamaica, to having a Jamaican person as our Head of State through a non-executive presidency within the Commonwealth; similar what Trinidad did some decades ago. That has been something that both parties have committed themselves to.”

    The Jamaican Government’s call for reparations reflects the 10 Point Reparations Plan by CARICOM, the Caribbean’s regional government body, established in 2013.

    The PNP tabled a motion for parliamentary debate regarding the matter “months ago” but it has not yet been brought forward for debate because the government has not facilitated it, the party leader said.

    The legal procedure for removing the Queen, also referred to as the Queen of Jamaica, as head of state is intricate.

    Legislation must be approved by a two thirds majority in both Houses of Parliament – the Representatives and the Senate – and then it has to be put to the people of Jamaica through a referendum.

    “That procedure has not been followed and I think it is probably because the nature of it, in particular the referendum aspect of it, why it hasn’t happened before,” Mr Golding said.

    “The experience with referendum is one where often other issues come into play and it’s treated as referendum on the government of the day, rather than a referendum on the specific issue on the ballot; so I think governments are typically fairly cautious or reluctant to embark upon the procedure.”

    The only time Jamaica had a referendum was, the year before independence, to decide whether or not the island should remain in the West Indies Federation.

    In its 2016 manifesto, Jamaica’s current government, under Andrew Holness, committed to addressing the matter around removing the Queen.

    The PNP, similarly, had identified this as an area of concern during Portia Simpson-Miller’s administration from 2012 -2016.

    The party also moved for Jamaica to move away from the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council, with its colonial roots, as the island’s final court of appeal to the Caribbean Court of Justice. However, this move was blocked by the JLP – the Opposition at the time.

    Last week Andrew Holness was appointed a member of the Queen’s Privy Council – a body of advisors to the sovereign – which, critics argue, indicates a willingness to be closer to the crown, not sever ties with it.

    For Carolyn Cooper, Professor Emerita at the University of the West Indies in Jamaica, removing the Queen as head of state and demanding reparations go hand in hand. It’s a question of long-overdue liberation, she suggests, and both are equally important.

    “It’s high time for Jamaica to complete the process of emancipation from the British monarchy,” Ms Cooper told The Independent.

    “Flag independence means nothing much as long as the Queen of England remains Jamaica’s head of state.

    “Jamaicans must assert our right to reparations for the atrocities perpetrated against enslaved Africans. But our continued dependence on the Queen of England as our head of state implies acceptance of the monarchy’s right to rule.

    “This diminishes our claim for reparations. Seeking reparations from your head of state is ludicrous; the reparations imperative is organically related to fracturing the ties with the British monarchy.”

    Barbados recently announced its intention to become a Republic.

    Governor General Sandra Mason confirmed that by 30 November 2021, on the 55th anniversary of the country’s independence, Barbados will break the British monarchy and instead swear in a Bajan president as head of state.

    Responding to this, Ms Cooper said: “If Barbados, long known as ‘Little England,’ can claim a new identity as a republic, Jamaica, most certainly, must shed the burden of our colonial past, especially given our long history of fierce resistance to imperialism.”

    Maxine Stowe, Intellectual Property Consultant & Director at Rastafari Millennium Council in Jamaica, echoed this view.

    “The Queen’s departure should be phased as a part of the Reparatory framework and a full accounting of all assets currently owned and operated by the “Crown” should be made public with a clear understanding of who is going to own and administer these assets,” she told The Independent.

    “The Jamaican political system has been hampered by Garrisonization and, so, the Queen’s removal would have to be replaced by a transparent and egalitarian system and not be dogged by a semi-Haiti situation where a large portion of the voting population is held under political patronage.

    “The Queen cannot leave African descendants of Jamaica in political and economic conditions not settled through reparations.”

    In terms of who would be in charge of the reparations and its dispensation, Ms Stowe said the Jamaican government’s call for the measure “must be as an endorsement and robust funding of a collective independent civil society grouping represented by human rights and business lawyers that head de-colonization process and that they represent in State to State negotiations”.

    She added: “The history of independent Jamaican government towards African descendants and culture is one of oppression and non protection. Jamaica at the same time should be accorded State status in the African Union with more bilateral arrangements connecting civil societies.”

    Abu Akil, the co-chair of the Global Afrikan Congress (GAC), said: “GAC recognises that the legacy of colonism, needs to be challenged, in order to reinstate the humanity of Afrikan people.

    “The Jamaican people and its government will become more independent by removing the Queen as head of state. This will bring to an end, the ludicrous situation of Jamaica’s prime ministers reporting to a Governor general who reports to the Queen, while being paid by the Jamaican people, most of whom continue to pay the price of enslavement.”

    The Jamaican government and Buckingham Palace have been approached for comment.

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  • That is the type of company Caribbean governments/politicians keep as friends and business partners anyway, no surprise that it turns out badly.

    “REGIONAL – Haitian police question presidential guards as probe continues into Moise’s assassination – by Barbados Today July 14, 2021
    SOURCE – CMC- Judicial police have questioned at last 21 presidential guards as Haitian authorities continue their investigations into the assassination of President Jovenel Moise one week ago at his private residence.

    The police said that the 21 presidential guards were present on the night Moise was killed and his wife, seriously injured, when the armed gunmen, alleged to be former Colombian army officers, carried out the attack.

    In addition, the authorities have seized the mobile phones of the guards.

    The authorities have also prevented the owner of a private security firm from leaving the country and has issued wanted notices for three other men whom they say are “armed and dangerous”.

    On Tuesday, the National Police of Haiti (PNH) issued three wanted notices for men who they said are accused of “murder, attempted murder, armed robbery”.

    These include former legislator John Joel Joseph and Rodolphe Jaar, a businessman and manager of several companies.

    Jaar uses the alias Whiskey and in 2013 was indicted in federal court in South Florida on charges of conspiring to smuggle cocaine from Colombia and Venezuela through Haiti to the US.”

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  • yeah William, what’s up with that, this is a bloodline thing, where is the love.

    “Prince William can defend UK’s football team against racism, but not his own sister-in-law

    However, when three Black players on England’s football team (soccer to us Yanks) received a flood of racist comments on social media following the team’s loss to Italy in the Euro 2020 final, Prince William, President of the Football Association (FA), joined those condemning the “abhorrent behaviour.” He tweeted that he was “sickened by the racist abuse” directed at Marcus Rashford, Bukayo Saka and Jadon Sancho, who each missed a penalty kick to close the game.

    While William’s intervention was commendable, many wondered why that same energy had not compelled him to speak out in support of his biracial sister-in-law, Meghan Markle, The Duchess of Sussex, at any point over the last five years. Instead of universally denouncing racism in all forms, William’s gaze has been narrowly focused outward demanding reforms in sports and entertainment, yet unwilling to address the same issues within the corridors of the palace.”

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  • If you are living in America, a follower of black music and black culture then you are in for a treat.

    An archive entitled “The Summer of Soul” has been unveiled. It is a music festival that took place over several weekends in Harlem during 1969 during the same period as Woodstock.

    The director of the movie failed to get a film studio to show the movie so it remained hidden from view until now. It is now showing at a number of selected cinemas in America and has been met with critical acclaim.

    Google Search: Filmmaker Conversation Questlove’s Summer of Soul at the Big Eddy Film Festival.

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  • How many school children & adults know about the Berlin Conference?

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  • They soon assasinate that woman.

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  • Assassinate

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  • Haiti’s acting prime minister to step down amid power struggle after president’s assassination

    https://www.cnn.com/2021/07/19/americas/haiti-acting-pm-claude-joseph-to-step-down-intl/index.html

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  • What ever happened to Barbados cultural industry.

    Good to see Angola receiving applauds for their film making nous.

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  • White Supremacist criminal walk free

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  • Dr Death

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  • Britain & other colonial vampires continue to loot Africa .
    The British are the greatest reparations offender.
    Karma will come to Britain & the other reparations offender for all the blood split & souls lost.

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