Carib/Blacks Mentality

Some Vincentians suffered much discrimination in several communities in St. Vincent and the Grenadines during the 1950’s and 1960’s.

This came after a heated debate on Sunday following the popular radio programme “Views on Issues” on NBC
Radio. The programme which included a panel of speakers heard Chief Cultural Officer Anthony Theobalds, President of the Garifuna Heritage Foundation David “Darkie” Williams, and Dr. Adrian Fraser, Historian.

The discussion highlighted many issues on the Garifuna heritage, its people and preservation along with the mentality between the blacks and the Caribs.

President of the Garifuna Heritage Foundation related his experience as a boy and the community, in which he was raised, said many people suffered great discrimination because a lot of caribs inhabited there.

Dr. Adrian Fraser, historian said Vincentians need to pay more attention to their history and what happened in the final Carib war in 1797. Fraser said there is serious case of discrimination which existed until recently.