Tag Archives: independence

Pro Independence Curacao politician Helmin Wiels shot dead

A prominent politician on the Dutch Caribbean island of Curacao, Helmin Wiels, has been shot dead. Witnesses said he was killed on the beach by gunmen who sped off in a car. Mr Wiels, 54, led the Pueblo Soberano party, which campaigns for independence from the Netherlands. Mr Wiels’s Pueblo Soberano party gained a majority […]

Salmond names Scottish independence referendum date

18 September 2014. That’s the date that Scotland will vote on whether it should “become an independent country”. Alex Salmond made the announcement in the Scottish Parliament, where it was greeted with applause from SNP MSPs. Only 547 days to go… The most recent Ipsos MORI poll, published last month, showed 34 per cent of Scots in […]

Thousands of Scottish servicemen denied vote in independence referendum

Thousands of Scottish servicemen will be barred from taking part in the referendum on breaking up Britain next year despite special provision being made to allow 16 and 17-year-olds to vote. Nicola Sturgeon, the Deputy First Minister, yesterday published legislation to draw up a separate and confidential electoral register for minors who will turn 16 […]

Falkland Islands to decide on political status in Referendum

Over the next few days, around 1,600 inhabitants of the Falkland Islands will be asked whether they wish to “retain their current political status as an overseas territory of the United Kingdom”. Never before in British history has the outcome of a referendum been so predictable, its purpose so provocative. The referendum, to be held on Sunday […]

The Fight for Rapanui independence on the Easter Islands

Can the Easter Island’s indigenous Rapanui win the battle for independence form Chile to protect their land and culture? The famed monolithic Moai statues in Easter Island are symbols of the land’s mysterious past. Centuries ago, the Rapanui, a people of Polynesian descent, faced the threat of extinction as the island was on the brink […]

Unrest in Bangaldesh after death sentence Sayedee: Is the liberation war really over?

DHAKA, Bangladesh — Violent clashes between protesters and security forces erupted across Bangladesh on Thursday, leaving at least 44 people dead, after a special war crimes tribunal handed down a death sentence to an Islamic leader for crimes against humanity committed 42 years ago, during the country’s 1971 war of independence from Pakistan. The protests […]