3.23.2012

Minister Farrakhan opens visit to Caribbean in Trinidad: "The West Indies must not be marginalized"


PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad (FinalCall.com) - The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan opened his visit to Caribbean nations with a press conference in the capitol city of Trinidad. He called for Caribbean unity, cross racial efforts to advance this island nation and stressed the need for proper, independent development for the West Indies.

Speaking to the media at a March 21 press conference at the Hyatt Regency hotel, the Nation of Islam leader beat back any suggestion his presence would further divide a place where race and ethnicity often bring political and social fractures. “At this critical moment in history, the West Indies must not be marginalized,” said Min. Farrakhan.

He urged Trinidadians to find a path to unity for the good of the country, saying racial divisions between Blacks, Indians, Arabs and Chinese would not bring progress and hurt the country. The country’s anthem, which celebrates the ethnic differences of Trinidadians, and historic intermarriage between the groups, is part of the beauty of Trinidad and a sign of the closeness of the groups, Min. Farrakhan said.

He invited students—Black, Indian and other—to come to two lectures scheduled for the upcoming weekend. Public lectures were scheduled for Saturday, March 24, and Sunday, March 25, in Port of Spain. [Read full article]