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Cry For Blood

After World War 2, most people in developed countries smoked cigarettes.  Doctors were irresponsibly promoting this harmful practise, because they smoked.  Offices, entertainment venues and aeroplanes were designed for smokers only. Despite the mounting evidence that smoking caused lung cancer, nothing was done by policy makers to restrict the use of cigarettes.  However, the evidence could not be ignored forever.

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Sacramental Cannabis Bill 2019 Debate – Social Justice Issue

An interesting presentation by Minister Kerrie Symmonds during the debate of the Sacramental Cannabis Bill 2019. His address starts at 1hr.15min of the video. It is interesting because he crafted his delivery in a social justice context. There is another view the government has been moving with unholy haste to force this Bill through the legislative process.

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Enlightened Rastafari

Like many who were teenagers in the 1970s, the Rastafarian idea, promoted through reggae music, was popular. Their claim to follow the teachings of the Bible convinced me that they were not only brothers in humanity, but brothers in faith. I researched their claims, and was shocked to see “Jah” written in my Bible. During that period of my life,

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African Heritage Foundation: Our Children Are Our Own

Reproduced from African Heritage Foundation website The African Heritage Foundation is taking this opportunity to respond to recent statements made by child advocate Faith Marshall-Harris while delivering a position paper over the weekend on what should be contained in the laws of Barbados to ensure this country is fully compliant with the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the

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Barbados Education System Challenge, 50 Years and Moving

Posted to the The African Heritage Foundation (AHF) website. The Rastafari continue the tussle to highlight changes needed to improve our education system. We wish the group good luck in their discussions with the Ministry of Education to home school their children – David, Barbados Underground Since the case of the Rastafari family who were wrongfully charged with failing to

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Think Outside Of The Colonial Box

Submitted by Ras Jahaziel This excerpt that follows is chosen to strengthen the point that what we are clinging to in our colonial mentality is nothing more than European invented identities that were created solely for the benefit of Europe/America. The slave economy of the past was never for the benefit of the slave. Similarly the slave economy of the

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Rastafari Is Not The Wanted Man!

Submitted by JUSTICE Is there Rastafari profiling in Barbados? The Royal Barbados Police Force has its work to accomplish. However, according to the democratic rule of law, when the actions of the State violate the constitutional rights of citizens, redress is due regardless of religious expression of the citizens. More evidence of Rastafari profiling by the Royal Barbados Police Force

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