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Carib group backs Blair comments

Collection:
Black Caribbean Literature (BCL)
Contributor:
Wilkinson,Bert (Author)
Format:
Newspaper Article
Publication Date:
Nov 30-Dec 6, 2006
Published:
New York, NY
ISBN:
0028-7121
Location:
African American Research Center, Library, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Subject Term:
Caribbean area, History, Blacks, Slavery, Guyana, Emancipation, South America, Anniversaries, Blair, Tony, 1953-
Notes:
The Caribbean branch of the Toronto-based Global Afrikan Congress (GAC) this week welcomed British Prime Minister Tony Blair's comments on the horrors of slavery, saying he has done much more for the cause than "our own" Black-led governments in the region on the issue. Maxie Fox, a spokesman for the GAC formed in Barbados in 2002, said the GAC and other Afro organizations have been trying for years to persuade regional governments to "have a discourse" on slavery, its effects on Blacks and even reparations, but only Guyana's President Bharrat Jagdeo, a Hindu, has seen it fit to acknowledge correspondence.