St. Maarten activist condemns French colonial control
    Appeals to Azerbaijan for support

    POLITICS  22 June 2024 - 09:35

    Rhoda Arrindell, a prominent human rights activist and writer from St. Maarten, has strongly criticized France for what she describes as using the people of her country as pawns in a colonial power game.

    In a passionate plea for independence, Arrindell highlighted the decades-long struggle against French colonization that has left St. Maarten under the direct governance of Paris, Caliber.Az reports citing local media.

    "St. Maarten is a tropical island in the Caribbean, divided between the Netherlands and France," stated Arrindell.

    "Our people have endured years of assimilation and cultural pressure imposed by the French government, with all major decisions concerning our education, justice system, healthcare, and more dictated from Paris."

    Speaking on behalf of the island's population, Arrindell emphasized the urgent need to break free from what she termed "fictitious colonial rule."

    "Colonialism is an injustice," she asserted.

    "If we are to secure our future and preserve our freedom, independence is our only viable path forward."

    In a surprising move, Arrindell reached out to Azerbaijan, seeking support for St. Maarten's quest for independence.

    "We believe that international solidarity is crucial in ending colonial domination," she declared. "We look to the Baku Initiative Group and Azerbaijan for solidarity and support in our struggle for self-determination."

    Caliber.Az

    Subscribe to our Telegram channel


Read also

Russian president’s special envoy highlights COP29 preparation in Azerbaijan

15 July 2024 - 20:05

Azerbaijan honours martyrs on Türkiye's Democracy and National Unity Day

15 July 2024 - 18:35

Azerbaijan on its way to a new climate finance target COP29 CEO article for Energy Connects

15 July 2024 - 12:46

Azerbaijan Air Force conducts successful live-fire training in Kazakhstan VIDEO

15 July 2024 - 11:57

Azerbaijani Embassy in Iran resumes its activity New location/PHOTO

15 July 2024 - 11:26

Azerbaijani Defense Ministry releases weekly review

14 July 2024 - 16:48
ADVERTS
Video
Latest news

    Trump’s potential return spurs South Korea’s nuclear debate

    16 July 2024 - 05:12

    Emerging markets thrive amid US-China decoupling

    16 July 2024 - 03:10

    Joint military exercise in Belarus fuels EU anxiety over China’s intentions

    16 July 2024 - 01:05

    Iran's election exposes regime's fragility

    Illusion of reform

    15 July 2024 - 23:02

    Syria open to normalizing relations with Turkey, insists on adherence to int’l law

    15 July 2024 - 21:05

    France extends curfew in New Caledonia amid ongoing unrest

    15 July 2024 - 20:49

    Azerbaijan gears up for COP29 with NGO-driven initiatives

    15 July 2024 - 20:48

    Azerbaijani minister discusses strategic partnership with WB regional director

    PHOTO

    15 July 2024 - 20:35

    Italy's public debt nears record high

    15 July 2024 - 20:20

    Russian president’s special envoy highlights COP29 preparation in Azerbaijan

    15 July 2024 - 20:05

    Azerbaijan to launch COP29 Initiative Grant Competition for NGOs

    15 July 2024 - 19:50

    King Charles III sends private letter to Trump

    15 July 2024 - 19:50

    WB to approve new partnership strategy with Azerbaijan for 2025-2029

    15 July 2024 - 19:40

    India urges Russia to expedite S-400 deliveries amid geopolitical tensions

    15 July 2024 - 19:35

    Azerbaijan unveils progress in demining operations in liberated lands

    15 July 2024 - 19:20

    Will the assassination attempt on Trump change America?

    Security takes a back seat in US

    15 July 2024 - 19:10

    Armenia, US launch joint military exercise Eagle Partner 2024

    PHOTO

    15 July 2024 - 19:05

    Azerbaijan, Israel explore opportunities to strengthen economic & trade ties

    15 July 2024 - 18:55

    Azerbaijan poised to deepen tourism cooperation with Russia

    15 July 2024 - 18:40

    Azerbaijan honours martyrs on Türkiye's Democracy and National Unity Day

    15 July 2024 - 18:35

    Modi's controversial Moscow trip: Miscalculated diplomacy?

    Caliber.Az on YouTube

    15 July 2024 - 18:33

    Türkiye detains over 70 suspects linked to terror group

    VIDEO

    15 July 2024 - 18:20

    Latvia bans Belarus-registered cars amid EU sanctions

    15 July 2024 - 18:05

    Azerbaijan & Central Asian nations forge stronger military bonds at Birlestik-2024 drills

    Strategic drills showcase Azerbaijan's battlefield experience

    15 July 2024 - 18:00

    Turkish Armed Forces neutralise terrorists in Syria, Iraq

    15 July 2024 - 17:50

    Azerbaijan rebuilding Kalbajar for autumn return of residents

    VIDEO

    15 July 2024 - 17:35

    Kremlin: No contact between Putin, Trump after attack

    15 July 2024 - 17:20

    Hungarian premier presents EU leaders with proposals to settle Ukrainian conflict

    15 July 2024 - 17:05

    Armenian FM to deliver report at UN Sustainable Development Forum in New York

    15 July 2024 - 16:50

    Azerbaijan announces grant competition on COP29 international initiatives for NGOs

    15 July 2024 - 16:35

    Azerbaijan, Kyrgyzstan ratify agreement to prevent double taxation

    15 July 2024 - 16:20

    Georgia’s figurehead president to challenge "foreign agent” law in Constitutional Court

    15 July 2024 - 16:05

    Kremlin confirms heightened security measures for President Putin

    15 July 2024 - 15:49

    Azerbaijan's boosts commercial gas production

    15 July 2024 - 15:33

    Azerbaijan, Morocco embrace visa-free regime

    President Aliyev approves agreement

    15 July 2024 - 15:19

    Is the recent India-Iran port deal a risky game?

    Looming crisis

    15 July 2024 - 15:04

    Azerbaijani President attends reopening of newly renovated Narimanov Park in Baku

    PHOTO

    15 July 2024 - 14:49

    Azerbaijan's industrial sector sees varied performance in production trends

    15 July 2024 - 14:34

    China warns of consequences for ignoring its stance on Taiwan

    15 July 2024 - 14:19

    Belarus maintains diplomatic composure amid allegations from Yerevan

    Expert insights

    15 July 2024 - 14:05

All news