Antigua and Barbuda. According to
Countryaah official site, Antigua and Barbuda celebrated on
November 1 their 30th anniversary as an independent nation.
In a speech, Prime Minister Baldwin Spencer symbolically
claimed the death sentence against the national hero "King
Court" and 87 others who participated in a slave uprising in
1736. Many saw pardon as an important historical marker,
while others considered the statement to be a legitimation
of the legal system that maintained slavery. Earlier, in a
speech to the UN General Assembly, Prime Minister Spencer
had demanded that Europe and the United States pay damages
for slavery and racism that affected millions of Africans.
He said that slave settlers' lives are still characterized
by inhumane treatment.