CHRISTMAS EVE Rain Storm and Flood Disaster Takes Place in ST. VINCENT and THE GRENADINES. St. Lucia and Dominica Were Struck By Storm as Well. Caribbean Diaspora Organizations In America Try to Help Victims

Christmas Eve Heavy Rains and Winds cause considerable damage in St. Vincent and The Grenadines, St. Lucia and Dominica. Photo courtesy of i955fm.com

Christmas Eve Heavy Rains and Winds cause considerable damage in St. Vincent and The Grenadines, St. Lucia and Dominica. Photo courtesy of i955fm.com

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St Vincent and the Grenadines — A Rain Storm that arrived on Christmas Eve in St. Vincent and the Grenadines triggered floods and landslides that has left the island with people missing, dead and the damage of much of it’s infrastructure.  The countries of St. Lucia and Dominica were also affected by the heavy rains.  Carribean Diaspora Organizations are working to help victims of this natural disaster.

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(VIDEO) Prime Minister of St Vincent and The Grenadines, HON. RALPH GONSALVES Presents Argument for Reparations for Caribbean Countries

St. Vincent Prime Minister, The Honorable Ralph Gonsalves being interviewed by Carib Nation Television.  Image courtesy of Carib Nation Television.

St. Vincent Prime Minister, The Honorable Ralph Gonsalves being interviewed by Carib Nation Television. Image courtesy of Carib Nation Television.

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Washington D.C.  — Recently, the Prime Minister of St. Vincent and The Grenadines, The Honorable Ralph Gonsalves, presented an argument for the slavery reparation for Caribbean Nations in an interview with Carib Nation Television.  In the interview, which you can see below, he also puts the slavery reparations lawsuit by 14 Caribbean nations against the Britain, France and The Netherlands for their role in the Atlantic Slave Trade into context.

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Happy Independence Day To St. Vincent and The Grenadines TODAY (SATURDAY, October 27th 2012)!!!

Illustration of The Island of St. Vincent and Garifuna Freedom Fighter Joseph Chatoyer.

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St. Vincent and the Grenadines:  Today, SATURDAY October 27th 2012 marks Independence Day for the Ancestral Land of the Garifuna People, St. Vincent.

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Garifuna Fundraiser To Support Initiative To Re-Introduce Garifuna Culture To St. Vincent And The Grenadines To Take Place at Casa Yurumein in The Bronx on SATURDAY May 19th 2012

Habinaha Garinagu 2011 at St. Vincent and The Grenadines. - Photo courtesy of Facebook page for Grieggs In Living Colours

Above Photo courtesy of Facebook Page, Grieggs in Living Colours.

Copyright 2012 by Teofilo Colon Jr. (a.k.a. “Tio Teo” or “Teofilo Campeon”)  All Rights Reserved.

Bronx, New York — Organizers behind The Habinaha Garinagu Yurumein 2011 Garifuna Cultural Retrieval Summer Workshop are holding a fundraiser on SATURDAY May 19th 2012 at two in the afternoon that they hope will enable them to continue their efforts to re-introduce Garifuna culture to citizens of St. Vincent and The Grenadines, which is the ancestral home of the Garifuna people.

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St. Vincentian Michael Browne Urges St. Vincentian Tourism Officials To Promote Garifuna Heritage of St. Vincent

Michael Browne of St. Vincent

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Kingstown, St. Vincent & The Grenadines — The Caribseek News Website has reported that Chairperson for the Coordinating Committee of the International Conference on the Garifuna Heritage, Mike Browne, has recently urged St. Vincentian Tourism Officials To highlight the unique Garifuna heritage of St. Vincent and The Grenadines when they promote this country as an ideal tourist destination.

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Garifuna People Not Mentioned in New York Times Article on St. Vincent Island of Bequia

Bequia, St Vincent & The Grenadines -- Photo courtesy of Todd Heisler of The New York Times

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Bequia, St Vincent and the Grenadines — In November of 2011, The New York Times Newspaper published an article in its Travel Section on the St. Vincent island of Bequia.  Entitled, “Bequia: Getting Away From The Getaways — A Caribbean Without The Crowds” the article is also noteworthy for what it did not mention.

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The VINCENTIAN Newspaper Reports on Garifuna Cultural Workshop in St. Vincent

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Kingstown, St. Vincent And The Grenadines — The Vincentian, The National Newspaper of St. Vincent and The Grenadines, recently reported on the Garifuna Cultural Retrieval Workshop being presented by Garinagu Belizeans JAMES LOVELL and ELEANOR BULLOCK on St. Vincent.

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