August 8, 2014
Nyabinghi Warriors say thank you to supporters

Nyabinghi warriors of St Vincent and the Grenadines are on a mission to revive African consciousness in the local communities.{{more}}

As part of their continued initiative, on August 17, the group will be hosting what they refer to as an “Ises” at the Redemption Sharpes Playing Field, beginning at 2 p.m.

In an interview with SEARCHLIGHT on Tuesday, group spokesperson, Ras Bongo Ilee explained that the event will highlight Marcus Garvey’s birthday and continue to raise the issue of black consciousness among Vincentians, as well as the importance of the black race, power and authority.

“If we can get to know ourselves, then we can be able to determine the things that are good for us and the things that are bad, because good and bad are before us, and it is up to us to make the choice. But you need to know what is good and you need to know what is bad in order for us to make the choices. With that, I think we would have an alleviation of criminal activities in our country,” he said.

In July, the Nyabinghi Warriors held a march in celebration of the 122nd anniversary of the birth of His Imperial Majesty Haile Selassie I, former Ethiopian ruler and a diety of the Rastafarian religion.

Bongo Ilee took the opportunity to thank several entities that sponsored the event.

“Without these people, this event would not have been what it was. And we still look forward for future support,” he said.

These entities included the Carnival Development Corporation, National Lotteries, General Employees’ Co-operative Credit Union (GECCU), Kingstown Co-operative Credit Union (KCCU), SVG Teachers’ Credit Union, E Zone, Coreas Hazells Inc, Randy’s Supermarket, Nice Radio, John Horne, Grant Connell, Bute Trucking, BDS and local media.