Marie Sabrina Jean – We Must be Allowed to Return Home

Many believe that the Chagos Islands need protection. Those of us who call it home wholeheartedly agree with them.

For many years, the Chagossians were the guardians of these beautiful islands in the Indian Ocean. We grew our own food, fished from the sea and enjoyed a way of life that had sustained our ancestors for generations.

Before our expulsion from the islands in 1968 by the British government, to make way for a US military base, the islands were in pristine condition – far better than they are today.

The military base set up on Diego Garcia has been responsible for causing significant damage: much of the island’s vegetation has been destroyed, large areas of the island have been concreted over, a deep-water harbour for the vast military arsenal has been created, oil spills have seeped into the freshwater reservoirs and the coral base of the islands, whilst industrial-scale fishing of tuna from the local waters has left stocks depleted.

Over the last 46 years, many of us have set-up what we have continued to hope would be temporary homes in Mauritius and the United Kingdom. Witnessing the destruction of our islands from afar during that time has upset us deeply, as has the refusal by successive British governments to allow us to return to the islands, even just to visit and tend to the graves of our ancestors. . . . . . . view website

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  1. Pravin July 5, 2015 at 3:16 am - Reply

    of the UK that we live in a totalitarian tratirpite dictatorship, i.e., the Press, Elected, Financial.This true of all ”democracies” ”If want to be slaves and pay the cost of your own slavery, let the banks create the money” ”Let me issue and control the nation’s currency, I care not who writes it’s laws” To day the US is BANKRUPT, kept afloat, on a daily overdraft of TWO million a day from the People’s Bank of China, and other countries.The banks own everything move able or immovable in the US, and cannot generate any further profits, hence they will dictate to the Government of the day that they have to find enemies imaginary or otherwise to declare war. The Out Standing Market Credit Debt of the US at the last count was over 45 Trillion dollars.The government will not be able to service the loan, let alone pay the capital of in another 100 years, and as long as this amount stays in account it accrues exponential compound interest rate every second. The British foreign Policy was set up in 1694, thus making the Startling the reserve currency along with other factors gave rise to the British Empire. The American started destroying the British Empire from 1783 and set various instruments in place to do so. They were happy to allow Hitler and the Empire of Japan to do the dirty job, and Britain and the Commonwealth stood against these forces until 1940. Funding came from the Nirzam of Hydrabard then the world’s richest man in the form of a gift of 40 millions.He being a Muslim, it was against his religion to charge Compound or let alone simple interest.And he considered the j**s as brothers of muslims and was determined to save them. In passing if the j**s had taken action when Hitlers first victims were our black brothers and sisters in their thousands, as there were no millions of them in Germany,immediately followed by the Rhineland Bastards as described by Hitler of people of mixed race, history would have been different. That’s why the j**s in South Africa stood shoulder to shoulder with Nelson having learned from the previous mistakes. Back to the British Empire and its calculated demise. After the second World war, Britain was up to it’s neck in debt to the American Banks, but in spite of it the Labour Government has introduced social reforms by increasing the interest and debt free money supply, to the displeasure of the bankers to say the least. In 1945 when Keynes and Bevan the Foreign Secretary attended the Foreign Ministers conference in Washington,it was common knowledge it appears; they were told in no uncertain terms by no other than the Bankers, either they abandoned their policies of debt free money or pay back all that is owed in gold. They were made to sign up to the Balfour Declaration and the Bret ten woods. The former designated to deprive the Brits of any further independent foreign Policy, and the latter ma kind the currency Sterling a basket case.Both the final nail in the British Empire, from then on wards UK became a defector colony and the Prime ministers poodles. There is a simple solution to the spectrum dominance,is for every country to issue int rest free loans to build up their own economies. It may be use full to log on to

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