Rastafari – Lest We Forget!


Rastafari – Lest We Forget!

By Rastafari

Fifty-two years ago on April 12 1963, at the Coral Gardens massacre where the Prime Minister of Jamaica, Bustamante ordered his Police to, “Bring in all Rastas, dead or alive.”


Over 150 Rastas were arrested, jailed, beaten, tortured and killed.


A dark day in the history of Government persecution of Rastafari which has not ceased, but directed now to cause division among Rastafari.

Recently a gun was found in the possession of an Elder Rastafarian who sought protection of his cannabis fields from armed robbers. This issue has now been taken  up by the Government in an attempt to poison the minds of persons against Rasta, and to set the tone for the Police harassment which is being planned to coincide with the election fever.

The hypocrisy of the government as they continue to support the white element while encouraging Rasta to grovel to government for a free pass to cultivating the holy herb. It is not only comical, but painfully apparent that the government has used Rasta to get the rest of the non-herbal community to accept their thrust for Cannabis dollars.


First a sop was thrown to the tribe, four trees and 14 grams per person, then passing a confusing Law which all but barred Rastafari from selling their products, as cannabis became a holy sacrament by law of the government, and not by the will of Rastafari.

Recently, the Government has now decided that their chosen cannabis cultivators are the foreign element and all the positive press is geared towards the newcomers who are promising the world and developing their products in spite of their licenses only pending.


These people live in protected communities where the police know not to bother them.
Recently we saw the chosen cannabis farm which was introduced by the white element receiving their additional licenses to produce cannabis products including edibles.


At the same time we hear from the Court News the Rastas and local Antiguans that are being held by Police for possession of their cannabis and edibles and charged $$$ by the Court. Praise for for some and persecution for locals!

This double standard by the Government is causing much consternation in the Rastafari community, and the recognition that the community is just being seduced by promises to support their politics is beginning to annoy.


The outreach to the Rastafari community by some political players has a hidden agenda, hoping that like in Jamaica they may be able to convert Rastafari into gang warfare activity in ‘garrison’ constituencies.

If this continues the Rastafari community will stand apart and not vote for continued persecution!

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  1. Gaston say he love and respect the rasta, how is he going to commemorate this atrocity?

    Or is he all bluff and bluster, like when he didn’t allow the rastas to make any bids to create funds for their own medicinal herbal products.


  2. Brix, for your informations the deposed Emporer of Ethiopia was NOT a rasta. He was a born again, evangelical Christian in close fellowship with people like Billy Grahanm, and that is well documented.

    • Correct! A worshipper of the Creator of heaven and earth, who is awaiting the return of the King of kings and Lord of lords and the Lion of the Tribe of Judah, the Biblical JESUS CHRIST of Nazareth. “ALL THINGS were made by Him and without Him was not anything made that was made” ~John 1:1-3

    • &Jacquay…how can meet you, at the ❌#Cross ☦️🏴‍☠️🚷road, where there is a #SWASTIKA! I’m sure you understand the true meaning of this symbol.

      Now speaking of #Truth in the present META…

      A…it’s great to know, that modern day Christians, such as you are claiming Ras Tafar I – Saint Emperor Haile Selassie I, as one of you or is it, the other way around. Or is it the other way around, as in Ras Tafar I showed positive love to all religious beliefs, therefore, it’s totally conceivable, that H.I.M. would have shared audience or two with the racist billy graham. Heck, Saint Selassie I, more than likely had several audiences with #EVIL as well.

      B…as, to whether or not Ras Tafar I – Saint Selassie I was a #RASTAFARIAN has no significance, to one who is seeking, sought, received ENLIGHTENMENT by looking to Ethiopia and its rightful place in the world of Spirituality.
      Rastafari is not a RE-Legion, so, to a Rastaman this point is mute.

      C…However, none and emphatically repeat #NONE to include your Christian faith have carried, the burdens of RAS TAFAR I name, and be punished for it(this is what this article about the Massacre in Jamaica is about), again✝️❌✝️☦️#✝️♾ from infinity to infinity, NONE bore the burden of his name like those who proclaim the #LIVITY of RASTAFARI.

      D…and, this Segway me, notice I didn’t say I n I [I Negus rules Israel], this put my FEET LIKE BRASS AND HAIL LIKE WOOL in the likeness of the Spirit of the Christ, in this dispensation, as One become #ENLIGHTENED!

    • Born: Tafari Makonnen; 23 July 1892 – 27 August 1975) was Emperor of Ethiopia from 1930 to 1974.

      RELIGION:  Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo
      RELIGION:  Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo
      RELIGION:  Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo
      RELIGION:  Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo
      RELIGION:  Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo
      RELIGION:  Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo

      “The Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church is the largest Oriental Orthodox church. One of the few CHRISTIAN churches in sub-Saharan Africa originating before European colonization of the continent, the Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church dates back centuries, and has a current membership of about 36 million people, the majority of whom live in Ethiopia.”

  3. The late King of Ethiopia, a mere mortal like the rest of us, was a CHRISTIAN, a member of the Ethiopian Orthdox Church, a CHRISTIAN denomination. He as a man of faith, but he was not a Rastafarian. Those who actually knew him have shared how he was a “born again” CHRISTIAN, AND HE WAS IN CLOSE FELLOWSHIP WITH MEN LIKE THE LATE BILLY GRAHAM. All of this is well documented.

    • correct! Haile Selassie never regarded himself as God, nor did he adhere to Rastafari.

      Place of burial: Holy Trinity Cathedral – Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

      “Fear God and give glory to Him, for the hour of His Judgment is come. Worship Him that made heaven and earth, and the sea and the fountains of waters.” Revelation 14:7

      WORSHIP THE CREATOR!!!! not the created!


    Q: Why was Selassie deposed?

    A: Conditions for the take-over began with the Selassie regime’s failure to undertake economic and political reforms, along with inflation, CORRUPTION and drought-related famine in northeastern provinces…

    Q: What did Selassie think of Rastafarians?
    A: Selassie’s answer: “I have heard of that idea. I also met certain Rastafarians. I told them clearly that I am a man, that I am MORTAL, and that I will be replaced by the oncoming generation, and that they should never make a mistake in assuming or pretending that a human being is emanated from a deity.”

    Q: What did Selassie say about Jesus?
    Haile Selassie I speaks on Christ

    A: “When Jesus Christ was born from Virgin Mary, from that time on He lived an exemplary life, a life which men everywhere must emulate. This Life and the Faith that He taught Us assures Us of Salvation, assures Us also of Harmony and Good Life upon Earth.


    Despite Haile Selassie’s undeniable historical importance, when the reburial of his remains was finally agreed in 2000, the Ethiopian government refused to give the occasion the status of a state burial, having recently accused the former Emperor of OPPRESSION AND BRUTALITY during his 45-year rule.


    Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.” John 14:6

    For the Lord Most High is to be feared,A great King over all the earth. Psalm 47:2

    “The Lion of the tribe of Judah” is a title in Revelation 5:5 for the Lord JESUS CHRIST.

  5. how would they know the Prince, Rastafari, or anything else? I can can say, I never put up a photograph of a white man in my house… much less call it jesus… no cognitive inertia for me.

    • Correct. I never put up any picture either! That picture is NOT the biblical Most High Jesus Christ.

      “Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image, or any likeness of any thing that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth.”

      Revelation 1:18,  I am the living one. I died, but look–I am ALIVE FOREVER AND EVER! And I hold the keys of death and the grave.

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