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Barbados: Prescod hints at long-standing racial divide

Out of a job as environment minister, Trevor Prescod, breaking silence on his dismissal from office in the Cabinet reshuffle, appeared to hint at social forces behind his ouster as he accused some in high office of allowing “White shadows” in Barbados to do as they please.

In a fiery speech the MP, an outspoken Pan-African advocate, invoked the term often used to define powerful, White-dominated commercial and economic figures who are said to wield inordinate influence over the majority Black Government and population.

He declared: “As long as I am in this House of Assembly, sent to the House of Assembly by the people of Barbados I am not going to speak in any subjected way for the sake of any institution.

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