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From romance to reality (Pt 2): how Compte de Lopinot forcibly enslaved free Africans

The well known, formerly enslaved, black abolitionist, Mary Prince, cogently argued in her autobiography in 1831: “How can slaves be happy when they have the halter round their neck and the whip upon their back?” Prince was directly confronting the lie of slave owners and other apologists for slavery that …

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Live Wire: Opposition adopts swinging position on hanging

Scene: Office of the Opposition Leader PNM Senators Faris Al-Rawi and Fitzgerald Hinds walk in and stiffly shake hands with Opposition Leader Keith Rowley. Al-Rawi sits closest to the door, which is slightly ajar. Rowley walks behind the two seated Senators and slams the door shut. Keith Rowley: You two …

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Gypsy abandons sinking ship

Culture Minister Winston “Gypsy” Peters is among three government ministers who refused to support MP Jack Warner’s hanging petition on the grounds that Cabinet does their thinking for them. Gypsy, who once supported Warner’s fight against ex-UNC leader Basdeo Panday, knows a thing or two about sinking ships. In other …

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Cadiz and Verna showcase flexible morals

Trade Minister Stephen Cadiz and Social Development and Gender Affairs Minister Verna St Rose-Greaves reiterated their opposition to the death penalty yesterday before explaining that they could still support the hanging bill—thereby confirming that politicians prefer not to take their own brains or morals to Parliament.

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Politically correct murders

Opposition Leader Keith Rowley believes that political indecisiveness by the People’s Partnership is behind a rise in murders. Gangsters confirmed that the lapse in the Hanging Bill was decisive in their devilish actions and justified the long hours they spend watching the Parliament channel.

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