Kambon: Remove tyrannical slave owner Picton’s name from streets and places

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Kambon: Remove tyrannical slave owner Picton’s name from streets and places

We are victims of epistemic violence. This is according to Shabaka Kambon who says that the character Picton who lived in T&T was a villain.

Kambon is calling for the name of late tyrannical slave owner and Trinidad’s first British governor, Sir Thomas Picton, to be removed from various streets and places, like Picton Street, Laventille; Picton Road, Sangre Grande; Picton Street, Woodbrook; Picton Street, San Juan; Picton Street Extension in Diamond Village, Penal; and Picton Court Apartments, Port of Spain.

He said the persons who are against the call for the removal of the name are deceived by their misinformed concept of who Picton was in their mind.

He said even in the United Kingdom University Campuses are debating whether or not to remove the name of Winston Churchill.

He said when the country of Wales is recoiling from the open glorification of Picton, we continue to celebrate Picton without questioning.

He has called on the Government to save Trinidad and Tobago from embarrassment on Independence Day by acting now and replacing streets, monuments and signs named after the “tyrant of Trinidad” and “blood-stained Governor” known as Picton, as well as others like him.

Kambon maintained that opposers to the change are unaware who the real Picton is.

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