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SALISES salutes General Bussa

ALEX DOWNES, [email protected]

SALISES salutes General Bussa

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THE HANDS OF TIME were spun back to 1816 Tuesday night at Bayley’s Plantation in St Philip.

While celebrating the bicentennial of the Bussa Revolt, which started on that plantation, the University of the West Indies’ (UWI) Sir Arthur Lewis Institute of Social and Economic Studies (SALISES) launched the 17th edition of its annual conference.

Also celebrated on the night were the joint Golden Jubilees of Independence for Barbados and Guyana.

UWI Cave Hill principal Professor Eudine Barriteau said the feats of General Bussa in leading the 1816 uprising were responsible in part for the ideas that led to both countries’ independence.

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