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September 20th, 2022
The double edge sword of Colonialism

Thomas C. Famous

The English language is one of the most powerful tools in the world.

September 15th, 2022
Students tasked to make slavery reparations, VI independence a reality

SEA COWS BAY, Tortola, VI – Students of Ebenezer Thomas Primary School have been tasked to seek reparations for slavery and make independence a reality as part of their duties as the next generation of Virgin Islanders.

August 4th, 2022
‘Teach your children that reparations is owed to them’- Hon Fraser

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Opposition Leader in the Virgin Islands (VI) House of Assembly (HoA) Hon Julian Fraser RA (R3) said even as the VI celebrated its various emancipation events, the territory will never be fully emancipated until Britain pays up reparations to the descendants of slaves.

July 28th, 2022
‘It is time UK get a new loan for reparations’- Hon Julian Fraser RA

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Leader of Her Majesty’s Loyal Opposition, Honourable Julian Fraser RA (R3) has called for reparations from the United Kingdom (UK) for the descendants of slaves, while noting that this must be captured in the pending reformed Constitution of the Virgin Islands.

March 23rd, 2022
Royal Lip Service

Thomas C. Famous

Prince William and his wife Kate Middleton embarked on a royal visit to some of the former British colonies. These colonies are inclusive of Bahamas, Belize and Jamaica.

March 22nd, 2022
Jamaicans demand slavery reparations as UK Royal visit shunned

KINGSTON, Jamaica – A scheduled Jamaica visit by UK Royal’s Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and his wife Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, as part of a larger trip to the Caribbean region has sparked fresh calls for slavery reparations to be paid to the people of the region.

October 12th, 2021
VI Premier speaks up for Caribbean people violated by UK

WICKHAM’S CAY II, Tortola, VI- Pointing out the hypocrisy of the United Kingdom (UK) regarding their treatment of particularly Caribbean people, Premier and Minister of Finance Honourable Andrew A. Fahie (R1) has painted a grim but all too true picture of the atrocities that the people of the Virgin Islands and the rest of the region have faced at the hands of the United Kingdom (UK), including via slavery and the more recent Windrush Scandal.

August 26th, 2021
UK woman pays US$500K in reparations to UWI

CAVE HILL, Barbados, WI- While the United Kingdom (UK) Government has refused to directly address the question of reparations for slavery, one UK citizen has taken it upon herself to pay $500,000 in reparations to the University of the West Indies (UWI).

March 1st, 2021
Britain continues to benefit from transatlantic slave trade- Dr Ahmed N. Reid

BASSETERRE, St Kitts, WI- Slavery may have been abolished well over a century ago; however, an Associate Professor of Caribbean History at the City University of New York has said Britain and descendants of enslavers continue today to benefit from slavery.

December 3rd, 2020
'I stand by’ my statements on slavery & reparations– Gov Jaspert

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Governor of the Virgin Islands Mr Augustus J.U. Jaspert has shunned inquiries about statements he made on slavery and reparations, telling the local press that his position on the controversial comments has not changed.

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