December 6, 2019

On 17th April: Columbus & the Caribbean

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INDIGENOUS RIGHTS, ROBERTO MÚKARO BORRERO From World Policy On April 17, 1492, Christopher Columbus reached an agreement with King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella of Spain on the terms of his voyage across the Atlantic Ocean. The Spanish monarchs would fund the journey, and in return they were promised the majority of Columbus’ future discoveries for Spain. Columbus was granted […]

Cayman Islands Discovery Day 2018 and 2019

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From Public Holidays Global On the third Monday of every May, the people of Cayman Islands celebrate the discovery of their islands by Christopher Columbus in 1503. Year Date Day Holiday 2018 21 May Mon Discovery Day 2019 20 May Mon Discovery Day For the most part, the Cayman Islands were uninhabited upon discovery and […]

The Caribbean: The challenges of integration on the empire’s frontier

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By Sergio Alejandro Gómez From Granma Former President of Dominica Juan Bosch described the Caribbean as an “imperial frontier,” and point of conflict between the economic and political interests of global powers, a reality which hasn’t changed since the time of Christopher Columbus Former President of Dominica Juan Bosch described the Caribbean as an “imperial […]

Tri-Continental Nations support Caribbean quest for reparations

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By: Earl Bousquet From telesur The symposium was very deep and wide in its breadth of topics and discussed the matter of reparatory justice from almost every angle. Caribbean, North and South American, African, European and Jamaican advocates for reparations were heard louder than they had bargained for when they addressed a very wide range […]

Unmasking Columbus!

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By Earl Bousquet From Caribbean News Now The path opened by Columbus to the ‘The Americas’ led to territories being conquered and claimed, stolen and shared by the Europeans and left a long history of native genocide and slavery and systematic dismantling of ancient civilizations built over centuries before they arrived. Columbus Day has since […]

Columbus did not discover Caribbean

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Christopher Columbus did not discover the Caribbean By Dizzanne Billy From Words in the Bucket Rather, he introduced the first wave of cultural destruction that would go on to change the region forever. Today Oct 9), the United States of America recognises Columbus Day. A day which commemorates Christopher Columbus’ arrival in the Americas. On […]

Cuomo defends Christopher Columbus statue

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By Michael Gartland From New York Post New York State’s most prominent Italian-American politician is sticking up for Christopher Columbus. Appearing at the West Indian Day Parade on Monday, Gov. Cuomo said statues of the famous Italian explorer should remain in the public square. “The Christopher Columbus statue is really about honoring Italian Americans,” Cuomo […]

Christopher Columbus statue in New York City could be considered for removal

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From NBC News As the violence in Charlottesville has reignited a national debate over monuments dedicated to Confederate-era and other controversial figures, New York City is conducting its own review over “symbols of hate” and possibly taking aim at Christopher Columbus. New York City Mayor Mayor Bill de Blasio has announced a 90-day review by […]

16th Century Biblical inscriptions discovered in Caribbean cave

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By Veronica Neffinger From Christian Headlines Cave inscriptions dating back to the sixteenth century have been discovered in a cave on a small island in the Caribbean.  According to FoxNews.com, the inscriptions include both indigenous art and Christian inscriptions from European explorers.  The cave is almost half a mile long and contains nearly 250 indigenous markings, […]

Wreckage found: May be Columbus’ sunken flagship

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By Alan Boyle From NBC News The leader of an undersea expedition says a pile of wreckage on the bottom of the Caribbean Sea, off the north coast of Haiti, may well mark the spot where Christopher Columbus’ flagship, the Santa Maria, sank in 1492. “All the geographical, underwater topography and archaeological evidence strongly suggests […]