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The Republic of Barbados – Sovereignty in Totality

Astounding, wouldn’t you say?The little island of Barbados has claimed sovereignty in totality!Fifty-five years ago, on a day like today, November 30, Barbados ceased National independence, en route to full autonomy.

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Claude Rahir & The Murals

Situated on the Mona campus are two very iconic murals. In 1979, Belgian artiste Claude Rahir along with students of the then Jamaica School Art (now Edna Manley College of the Visual and Performing Arts) created two artistic masterpieces, one on the front wall of the then Caribbean Institute (School) of Media & Communication (CARIMAC)  and the other on the three-story external wall of the Assembly Hall.  On a visit to Jamaica to restore the paintings in 1996, Rahir participated in a radio interview, where he shared how he came about doing the pieces in Jamaica.

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Emancipation Day Matters Series

‘Emancipation Day Matters?’ is a three-part series that explores the contested legacy of Emancipation in the Caribbean. Emancipation is a significant social, economic, cultural and political event in the evolution of Caribbean society, however, historical and contemporary discussions about Emancipation Day show tensions around memories of slavery, modernization and the future of Caribbean society in the 21st century.

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UCWI Steel Band in Europe

Screen clipping from the ‘Concert of a Jamaica steel band in Northern Germany’ broadcast’

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