Wednesday, August 17, 2022

CARICOM Saddened By Desmond Tutu’s Death

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The Secretary-General of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) , Carla Barnettsays the organisation is ‘profoundly saddened by the death of Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu of South Africa.

“Archbishop Tutu’s strong moral voice was a very significant factor in the successful struggle against the brutal racist policy of apartheid in his homeland,” Barnett observed. 

She said his compassionate leadership of South Africa’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission during the sensitive transition period that followed the end of apartheid further elevated his national and global esteem.

According to the CARICOM Secretary-General, Archbishop Tutu, a Nobel Laureate, will be remembered as a tireless fighter for human rights, justice, equality, and the environment whose unquestioned integrity cements his legacy as a global icon.

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On behalf of CARICOM, she extended most profound sympathy to Tutu’s family and the government and people of South Africa on the loss of one of its greatest sons.

Tutu died Sunday at the age of ninety.

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  1. I was honored back then and feel even more honored to this day when I met The Archbishop in New York City in the early 80’s when he was expelled from his homeland. I remember him speaking on campus encouraging young people don’t give up the fight, put pressure on to the likes of Coco Cola and General Motors, GE, and all the rest of those coperate entity’s that were doing business in South Africa. The British Monarchy never denounce apartheid they foster it and here we are in 2021/2022 with Barbados gaining Republic Status there are those old fools who foam at mouth at the very thought of St Lucia doing the same

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