NRC Hails Incident-Free Rastafarian Protests During Visit By Royal Couple

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The Saint Lucia National Reparations Committee (NRC) is pleased with the Rastafari community’s two protests to welcome the Royal Couple on the first day of their official visit to the island.

Despite no public announcement of the program for the official Royal Saint Lucia Visit (Wednesday and Thursday April 27 and 28), the Nyabinghi House organized a protest Wednesday morning at the entrance to the Fond Doux Plantation Estate in Soufriere, where the Royal Couple had breakfast.

The NRC also hails the second Rasta-led protest held later that day at the entrance to Government House, Official Residence of the Governor General, where another unannounced Royal engagement also took place.

The second protest was led by the Iyanola Council of Advancement of Rastafari (ICAR), the island’s national body.

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The NRC is very pleased too, that interactions between the placard-bearing and chanting protesters and the officers of the Royal St. Lucia Police Force (RSLPF) were cordial, mutually respectful and incident-free.

The NRC decided it would concentrate on related mass public education activities during and after the Royal Visit, but its individual member-entities were free to decide how to respond to the presence of the Royal Couple celebrating the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee on the island.

The ICAR is a founding-member of the NRC, on which the Caribbean Rastafari Organization (CRO) is also represented, both since the committee’s formation in 2013.

Meanwhile, the NRC also welcomes the CRO as a new Associate Member of the CARICOM Reparations Commission (CRC), following a decision by the CARICOM Prime Ministerial Sub-Committee on Reparations (PMSC) to invite representatives of Rastafari, Indigenous Peoples and Youth to join the national committees and be represented on the CRC.

Source: Saint Lucia National Reparations Committee. Headline photo (L to R) Soufriere and Castries protests.

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26 COMMENTS

  1. The Birth of Moses follows as :
    A man in the house of Levi married a Levite woman.
    She became pregnant to a son, when she saw that he was a fine child, she hid him for three months.
    But she could hide him no longer.
    She got a papyrus basket for him coated it with tar and pitch.
    Then she place the child in it put in among the reeds along the banks of Nile.
    His sister stood at a distance to see what would happen to him.
    Then Pharaoh’s daughter went down to the Nile to bathe, and her attendants were walking along the river bank. She saw the basket among the reeds and sent her slave to get it. She opened it and saw the baby. He was crying,and felt sorry for him. “This is one of the Hébreux babies, “she said.
    Then his sister asked Pharaoh’s daughter, “shall I go and get one of the Hébreux women to nurse the baby for you ?”
    “Yes,go,” she answered. And the girl went and got the baby’s mother.
    Pharaoh’s daughter said to her, “Take this baby and nurse him for me, and I will pay you,” So the woman took the baby and nurse him. When the child grew older, she took him to Pharaoh’s daughter and he became her son.
    She named him Moses, saying, “I drew him out of the water”……

    • Do you know the name of the Pharaoh and the name of the daughter who took the alleged Moses from the Nile?

  2. Jesus is the passover lamb for all of God’s people. He was sacrificed and crucifix so his people could be SAVED from SIN AND DEATH.
    Passover,a célébration feast.
    It reminds the people how God saved them from SLAVERY from ÉGYPTE,
    Part of the meal includes the passover lamb following the LORD’s supper-
    A meal shared together by true and faithful followers of Jesus.
    Bread is shared to remember the body of Jesus that he gave up for you/me and them.
    Wine is shared to remember his blood that was poured out for forgiveness of your/our/their and my sins.
    That is why today, there are many sick and infirmités, because of the participation of the holy sacrifice due as a result of not true and worthy.

    • The Hebrews were never slaves so there were no slaves for the Hebrew mythical god to save. The bible is full of crap. Have you ever wondered why the bible did not name the Pharaoh of the supposed Exodus event. Why would a loving mother put her baby (Moses) in the Nile which was infested with hippos and crocodiles? There may have been a Jesus but he certainly wasn’t the one in the bible. In history, the Romans never ever took anyone down from the cross. Never!

  3. You become angry with them and gave them over to the enemy, who takes them CAPTIVES to their own land far away or near ;
    And if they have a change of heart in the land where they held captive,and
    REPENT and plead with you in the land of their CONQUERORS and say, ‘We have sinned,we have done wrong,we have acted wickedly
    “May your eyes be open to your servant’s plea of your people Israël,and may you listened to them whenever they cry to out to you.
    For you SINGLE them out from all the nations of the world to be your OWN INHERITANCE, just as you declared through your servant Moses when you, O Sovereign LORD, brought our fathers out of Égypte.

    “Praise be to the LORD, who has given rest to his people Israël just as he promised.
    Not one word has failed of all the good Promises he gave through Moses !!….

  4. @ Andrew Magloire and Emmanuel President, are the two of you atheists? Jesus Christ celebrated the Passover. This is the feast that observes the night the Isrealites left Egypt. The next day he was crucified. Hence the reason why many persons and religions have a special feast on or just before Good Friday. People like you always doubt everything until the day you are in trouble. That’s when you will start looking for the true God Jehovah. By then it might be too late.

    • The Hebrews were never slaves in Egypt and there was no passover event in Egypt. If there had been such an event, Moses, Joshua Aaron, David, Samson and those who allegedly left Egypt would have celebrated the exodus from Egypt. The Passover was first celebrated sometime in the 5th century BCE. Jesus is a Christian construct. The Hebrew god Yahweh/Jehovah has no son. Yahweh/Jehovah therefore isn’t Jesus” father. You may wish to ask the Jews if their god has a son.

  5. Pharisees :
    means the seperated ones ”.
    Testament :
    Are laws very carefully written by God’s chosen men control by the God’s holy sprit in accordiance……
    But latter,since men has change the day,the time and the date etc etc,
    has also add their own rules (certains religion)…..
    Redemption :
    Therefore, Jesus pays the ultimate price for (many)to buy his chosen ones from (slavery)means slave of sins,and becomes our,they, your,and my owership,
    To keep a faithful promise of the (remnant) who are true to him and gather together,
    Reap means : example-
    A crop at the harvest time.

    Yet,the many good things he has done for….. according to his compassion and many kindness.
    He said, “Surely they are my people,
    Who will not be false to me”;
    and so he became their,our,Savior.
    In all their distress he too was distressed, and the angel of his pressence SAVED them.
    In his Love and Mercy he (redeemed them ; he lifted them up and carried them,us all the days of Old.
    YET THEY REBELLED
    and grieved his Holy Sprit.
    So HE TURNED AND BECOMES THEIR,OUR ENEMY
    AND HE HIMSELF FOUGHT AGAINST US,THEM.

  6. When trouble and persecution comes upon the world, because of the word,he quickly falls away.
    Do not put the LORD, your God at test.

  7. How would anyone know the contents of Joseph’s dream? Matthew’s Gospel is a bbook of lies. Do you also believe that dead people got out of their graves and walked the city of Jerusalem?

    • Maybe African should not have sold their brothers and sisters into slavery so you and your love ones would not be alive today

  8. An angel of the LORD appeared to him in a dream and said,
    “Joseph son of David,do not be afraid to take mary home for your wife…..
    Joseph was a righteous man…..
    and did not had (no union) with mary until she gave birth a son “Jesus”,
    They will call him (Emmanuel) which means”God with us”.
    “The virgin will be with child ….. what she is (CONCEIVE) in her is from the holy sprit !!

  9. This is all mythical.No archeological or historical evidence exists,for the Israelites ever being enslaved in Egypt.The real slavery is that this mess has been taught to us and we repeat it.

  10. During that long period, about 430 yrs the Israëlites groan in their slavery…….
    Moreover,I have heard the groaning of the Israëlites……and I have remembered my covenant.
    “Therefore, say to the Israëlites ‘I am the LORD, and I will bring you out from the yoke of slavery of the Égyptien.
    I will free you from being slaves to them, and I will redeem you with an outstretched arm with mighty acts of Judgement.
    I will take you as my people,(and I will be your God)……
    Moses reported to the ISRAËLITES, but they did not listen to him because of their discouragement and cruel bondage.
    Inspite of all the wonders and Wonderful deeds and favours…..
    their hearts become hard and rebel against the LORD………

  11. So they put slave master over them to oppress them with force labor…..so the Égyptien came to dread the Israëlites and work them ruthlessy and made their lives bitter with hard labor.
    They were about six hundred thousand men on foot, besides women and children…..
    The Israëlites groaned in theirslavery,seekig help from above,and cried out, and their cry for help because of their slavery went to God.
    God heard their graoning and he remember (his convenant) and was concerned about them……

    • This is all mythical.No archeological or historical evidence exists,for the Israelites ever being enslaved in Egypt.The real slavery is that this mess has been taught to us and we repeat it.

  12. Why was my response to Garfield George posted and then removed. It only stated that there was no protest as such because of the distance away from the places that the 4 and 9 people assembled.

  13. @andrew magloire, this part of the world has had a long history of slavery. Wars were fought and people were taken to other countries as slaves. However, I do not think that this form of slavery was as brutal as what the blacks endured under the whip of a white man for four hundred years. And why shouldn’t they pay? Joseph’s brothers sold him into slavery in Egypt. Through a chain of events, an entire nation became enslaved in Egypt for hundreds of years, but when they left, they were loaded with gold and silver. They received reparations for their labour. So why can’t the blacks demand the same?

    • They were given land, that’s what there was to be given in the Caribbean. What did they do with that land? Sold it to the French and Syrians for bottles of rum. Black man mentality, live for today.
      Was there any protest? About 4 guys in Soufriere and 9 people in Castries in an area you can’t see them from Government House whispering something to do with they want reparations now. Big time jokers, where was Ipa, Flavia, Mary and her dentures. Black Lives Matter.

    • Joseph and Hebrew slaves in Egypt is not history. Canaan was under Egyptian control at the time of the supposed Exodus, so, the alleged Hebrews could not have ran away from Egypt to go to Canaan which was under Egyptian control. Try to imagine two million people walking around in the desert for forty years without leaving a trace of ever having been there.

  14. We need to train/teach our people to reason. Should Britain be the object of our hatred? Why isn’t the blame directed at the people who sold their brothers and sisters into slavery? The Africans! They were the direct beneficiaries of the sale of their black brothers and sisters. The white man purchased slaves from Africans who were happy to collect on the sale of their people. Reparations should be demanded of the Africans; not the British. The British made profits on their investment (slaves) while the Africans squandered the revenue derived from the sale of their brethren. Reminds me of the story about the talents found in the bible. Let’s not blame success.

  15. It’s a start. It’s time to get our youth to understand their history and cultivate a love for their race and history. The history of black people is a really long one. Moses was married to an Ethiopian woman. Jesus’ great grandmother Ruth was a Moabite. an ancient black race. So Jesus was not white. When did we start believing that we were inferior? Since slavery? The chains are finally coming off of our minds.

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