THE activistic role of the Anglican Church, also referred to as the Church of England, as a socio-religious and political institution within the Jamaican society during the period of colonialism and slavery, in particular, has been well documented and hotly debated by scholars for decades.
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AFTER the December 27 Sam Sharpe War of 1831-32, over 200 black people, all slaves — women and men — were rounded up by the British Militia and shot in cold blood in the square at Lima, near Adelphi in St James. No other bloodshed in both the colonial and modern history of Jamaica ever came close to the 'Infamy at Lima' — the official name given by regional archivist for the Anglophone Caribbean, Clinton V Black (not his real name), to that numbing experiential page in the history of western Jamaica in particular.
KINGSTON, Jamaica August 31, 2021 - For the first time, the United Nations is today commemorating August 31, as “The International Day for People of African Descent.” This follows its adoption by the United Nations General Assembly on December 16 2020, by way of Resolution 75/170.
CASTRIES, August 2, 2021 - St Lucia’s newly elected Prime Minister Philip J. Pierre says his administration is moving to make the annual observance of Emancipation Day, on August 1, a major event on the island’s national calendar.
BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, August 1, 2021 - Acting Prime Minister of Barbados Santia Bradshaw, has implored fellow Barbadians, nover forget or mimimize the date of August 1, when enslaved Africans in the British Commonwealth were freed from slavery.
KINGSTON, Jamaica, Auguat 1, 2021 - As Jamaica commemorates the emancipation of slavery a mere 183 years ago, Prime Minister Andrew Holness is appealing to Jamaicans to make a concerted effort to "reject the disease of violence that has infected our daily lives."
KINGSTON, Jamaica, July19, - Prime Minister Andrew Holness says the National Partnership Council has operated seamlessly across successive administrations and has proved invaluable to nation building.