May 8, 2021

The Editor speaks: Emancipation Day

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Yesterday (Sunday) I was present at St George’s Anglican Church where Jamaica’s Independence Day (actually tomorrow Tue 6) was celebrated. Tagged with it was Emancipation Day. One can hardly “celebrate”Emancipation Day to its fullest because, although it is observed in many former European colonies in the Caribbean and areas of the United States commemorate the […]

Jamaica Emancipation Day Tue Aug 1 2017

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Emancipation When full Emancipation came in 1838 a system that had been tried and tested in the Caribbean since the sixteenth century came to an end. Slavery had within itself the seeds of its own destruction, whether because slaves resisted it (alternating with accommodation), or whether the emergence of a new style capitalism rendered slavery […]

Janet Bostwick gives lesson: Women in Bahamian history

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From Bahama Islands Info First female MP shares struggles and triumphs of Bahamian women NASSAU, Bahamas — As a woman who has carved a niche in Bahamian history, the country’s first female Member of Parliament (MP), the Honourable Janet Bostwick, on Tuesday admitted her “distress” that women are still discriminated against in the constitution. “We […]