by Eulana Weekes
St.Kitts and Nevis (WINN): Local hair braider Miss Amoy Donovan also known as ‘Supreme’ has called on the St.Kitts Tourism Authority to have some consideration and allow her to go back to work.
During a demonstration on Thursday, February 3, 2022, Supreme, a hair braider at Reggae Beach explained that she was protesting because the Tourism Authority is not allowing her to work because of her choice not to be vaccinated. She added that she made a decision not to be vaccinated due to her indegenous spiritual rights as a rastafarian.
Supreme further explained that she took a letter to the St. Kitts Tourism Authority which they refused to sign.
“I took a letter to them and they rejected my letter…for compensation in case anything happen to me, they would compensate my family. They rejected my documents. So I am here today protesting against the Tourism Authority for depriving me of working.”
At the scene of the demonstration, Supreme shared with WINN FM a few details about the documents that she said was presented to an official of the Tourism Authority.
“This is the letter that was presented to Ms Raquel Brown last year, November 23rd. The Maroon Government wrote them a letter and they denied the letter. These are the laws that they are breaking under the Supreme Maroon Global Law. These are my documents; and to the bottom here of this letter states that they will be issued a lawsuit for discrimination of indegenous people rights.”
Supreme indicated that, if the appropriate Tourism officials sign the document, she will take the vaccine, but if they don’t sign it, she will not take the vaccine.
She later used the opportunity to send out a message to the Nyan-Ko-Pong Maroon Global Indegenous Government of which she is a member.
“I would like to send out a message to the Nyan-Ko-Pong Maroon Global Indegenous Government, which I’m under the Supreme Maroon Law and I’m being discriminated against as an indegenous person. So I need you guys to see this message. The Maroon goin’ out. All hail, Maroons Global Territorial Indegenous People!”
Supreme noted that she is a single parent and the Tourism Authority is not giving her any satisfaction. Dressed in her work attire, she reiterated that she would like the Tourism Authority to give her the clearance to go back to apply her trade.
Calls to the Ministry of Tourism were unanswered and we will have more on the story when the information becomes available.