Maroons Finally Say Sorry
Indigenous group regrets bloody takedown of slave uprisings on behalf of British colonialists 283 years after
It took almost three centuries, but on Good Friday 2022 the Maroons of Jamaica apologized for their sordid role in crushing popular anti-slavery uprisings and forcibly returning runaway slaves to hellish conditions on British-owned sugar plantations, sullying their storied history.
Read more at — Jamaica observer.com
Palestinians Mark Prisoners’ Day Amid Jerusalem Tensions
Protesters’ call for Israel to release Palestinian prisoners comes days after mass arrest at Al-Aqsa Mosque compound.
Gaza City – Dozens of people have gathered opposite the headquarters of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) in the besieged Gaza Strip to demand that Israel immediately release Palestinian prisoners.
Read more at — Aljazeera.com
US Intelligence Satellite Launched From California
VANDENBERG SPACE FORCE BASE, CALIFORNIA — A classified satellite for the U.S. National Reconnaissance Office was launched into space from California on Sunday.
The NROL-85 satellite lifted off at 6:13 a.m. local time from Vandenberg Space Force Base aboard a two-stage SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket.
It was the first mission by the NRO to reuse a SpaceX rocket booster, Vandenberg said in a statement.
Read more at — Voanews.com
Pandemic-Hit Shanghai To Partially Resume Taxi Service For Medical Need
Taxi firms will start providing services to citizens in Shanghai on Monday by appointments, the local government on Sunday announced, in an effort to meet the citizens’ transportation needs between home and hospitals amid the city’s varied lockdowns to curb COVID-19.
Read more at — News.cgtn.com
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