September 16, 2014

Week of activities to mark first anniversary of regional reparations movement

The viewing of the award winning movie “12 Years a Slave” is one of the activities that will take place this week, as the St Vincent and the Grenadines Reparations Committee marks the first anniversary of the launch of the regional reparations movement here.{{more}}

The week of activities began last Sunday, with a church service at the Faith Temple Church at New Montrose.

Yesterday, members of the Reparations Committee Jomo Thomas and Curtis King were featured on the NBC Radio Talk show “Face to Face.” Thomas, chair of the committee, delivered an official statement to mark the first anniversary of the historic occasion.

Today, Tuesday, members of the committee are slated to visit the Campden Park Secondary, the Dr JP Eustace Memorial and the Girls’ High schools, where they will address students on the issue of reparations.

Then, later today, members are expected to be involved in a community outreach in the village of Stubbs.

The week of activities continues tomorrow, Wednesday, with committee members appearing on the Voices radio programme on WE FM at 8 p.m. This will be followed by a community outreach programme in the village of Sandy Bay at the Sandy Bay Gospel Chapel on Thursday.

On Friday, a number of newspaper articles would be featured in the various newspapers. Viewing of the Oscar Award winning movie, followed by a general discussion, takes later that day.

The national reparations rally took place at the Victoria Park on Sunday, September 15, 2013 with a rally and concert, which featured Jamaican reggae artiste Bunny Wailer.