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Barbados Removes Nelson’s Statue

Earlier this week, Barbados removed the statue of the 18th century English soldier, Vice Admiral Horatio Nelson, from its National Heroes’ Square in Bridgetown. From all indications the statue will be placed at the Barbados Museum and Historical Society. But … Continue reading

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July 1952: Marcus Garvey Day Agreed by Parliament?

As Jamaicans home and abroad celebrate National Heritage Week it is worth highlighting an article from 1952 the appeared in the Gleaner. In 1952 Jamaica’s legislature agreed to declare Garvey’s birthday 17 August a public holiday. At the same session … Continue reading

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Black History Month: Garvey in Old Harbour in 1930

Below is an article from the Jamaica Gleaner of 29 September 1930. “Mr Marcus Garvey at Old Harbour” “Last night quite a representative of citizens met in the Ludford School [now Old Harbour Primary] and listened with marked attention to a … Continue reading

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