The Bi-Centenary of the Abolition of Slavery: A TRIBUTE TO Dr. THOMAS MASTERMAN WINTERBOTTOM (1765?-1859), physician to the Sierra Leone Company

Nigel Pocock, Director, Vision Training & Research A forgotten hero In 1859, Thomas Masterman Winterbottom died. He was 94 years old – the oldest doctor in Europe. Shops shut. The local Corporation and thousands of citizens turned out to mourn him. The Newcastle Journal, in its obituary, noted that Winterbottom was ‘as good a man […]

Message for the Treaty Day Anniversary of the Maroons at Trelawny Town by Melbourne Garber

Chief Michael Grizzle, Mayor Glendon Harris, Madam Minister Kadija Seisay, Members of the Trelawny Town Community, Ladies and Gentlemen, I bring you greetings from your brothers and sisters of the Krio Descendants Union Global family in the United States, Canada, England and especially from the parent body in Freetown, Sierra Leone.