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Dr Mahabir: ‘Black power agenda’ threatens ‘national treasures’; Gilkes: Colonial monuments carry offensive symbolism

Dr Kumar Mahabir: “[…] Despite the horrendous history of Columbus, his statue represents a tangible historical link to the Europe, Africa and Asia since 1498. It is one of the few statues of Columbus in the Caribbean and is a destination site for local and foreign tourists…” Corey Gilkes: “[…] …

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‘Traitorous’ Bharath-Hernandez? CRFP claim ‘disingenuous chief only concerned with tangible benefits’

“[…] Warao Queen Donna Bermudez Bovel and Chairman of Partners for First People’s Development Roger Belix described statements [from Chief Ricardo Bharath-Hernandez of the Santa Rosa First Peoples Community] as traitorous. “Tracy Assing the granddaughter of 5th SRFPC Queen Valentina Medina posted, ‘Not my Chief’ adding: ‘The powers that be …

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Will there be march for two-year-old Aniya? Griffith slams ‘selected outrage’ by public

“[…] When will I expect to obtain the requests for marches, and protests against such acts of barbarous brutality against our children?” In the following press statement, Commissioner of Police Gary Griffith claims that there is ‘selected outcry’ against wrongdoings, after the murder of Tunapuna resident Stefhon Mc Cloud and his …

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