A Black March and Vigil is being planned for Thursday (13 April) to remember the victims of the ill-fated vessel that capsized off the coast of St. Kitts two weeks ago.
The vessel was reported to be carrying about 32 West Africans reportedly bound for St Thomas, US Virgin Islands.
The somber event later this week will bring together members of the clergy and concerned citizens and residents in raising awareness to the plight of all West Africans who became stranded in Antigua as passengers of Antigua Airways, with the hope of connecting flights to other destinations.
With the reality of not reaching their desired destination out of their reach, many are allegedly using other means to continue their travel.
One of the organizers of Thursday’s march and vigil is the United Progressive Party Mobilization Officer George Wehner, who is encouraging members of the public to show support.
The march moves off from the Multi-Purpose Centre at Perry Bay at 6:00pm. (real news)
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Hope they don’t make this a political event. Why call it a black March? Why not say a March in memorial for the victims.
Let it be a March with love, one where anyone who wants to join can join.
Let love reign
I would have preferred to see a memorial service spearheaded by the umbrella body of churches or the christian council and held held at a member church or at one of the local beaches. This issue ought not to be politicized as every right thinking citizen should participate. The current set up though would seem political and might prevent non partisan people and groups from participating.
Hopefully the remaining ones won’t be so daring and gullible, but I doubt they would have learnt any lessons.
It’s interesting to see wherever there is human tragedy involving West Africans and the Caribbean, the Catholic and Anglican churches are in the midst…is this a repeat of the Middle Passage tragedy?
Respect @ Antigua4ever, you know your history and how those same said denominational churches were complicit in their past misdemeanours … again respect👏
Another of my top ten reads is ‘A Brief History of Christianity’ by the author Bamber Gascoigne.
A warts an all historiography about bloodshed, greed and deceitful antiquities (like the money that was being made by the numerous relics, i.e, like the number of holy foreskins and bones that allegedly belonged to jesus by a number of churches).
Not only an eye opening read, but also a page turner as well – highly recommended!
You all are just wolves in sheep clothing pretending to love the West Afrians. It’s better you let them mourn their love ones in peace amd stop all this political charade.
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