Rastafarians Condemn COVID-19 Vaccine Coercion As Unethical, Immoral

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Saint Lucia Rastafarians joined with their Caribbean counterparts at a news conference here on Thursday, to speak out against efforts to coerce people to take COVID-19 vaccines.

The conference also announced plans to provide aid to the people of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines.

Among those speaking out was the President of the Iyanola Council for the Advancement of Rastafari (ICAR), Aaron Alexander.

Alexander said he was aware that some local hotels are threatening employees.

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As a result the ICAR President said he hopes trade unions will stand up to ‘this tyrannical position’.

He also explained that be had received information from the National Emergency Management Organisation (NEMO) regarding Vincentian evacuees.

Alexander said the authorities here do not require the evacuees to take vaccines  before arrival, once they go into quarantine and obtain a negative COVID-19 test.

“Then we are allowed to pick them up if they will be staying at our homes,” he observed.

However, Alexander said it was immoral and unethical for Vincentian authorities to seek to impose a vaccine requirement on people seeking to flee La Soufriere volcano eruptions.

And the ICAR President called on Prime Minister Dr. Ralph Gonsalves to rethink the issue.

Just recently Gonsalves had explained that some Vincentians were hesitating to travel to nearby Islands over concerns about their property and the vaccine issue.



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