The Rastafarian community launches a new publication
The Rastafari community in Barbados has started their own newspaper, The Rastafarian Vision (VRT) – a bimonthly family publication available in paper and digital versions.
Identified as a “socially conscious” publication, VTR focuses on a historical perspective of Rastafarian and African culture and is aimed at those who wish to deepen their knowledge of the Rastafarian movement.
Now in its fourth edition, VTR is hailed as a positive step in the right direction towards open cultural sharing and education in Barbados and abroad.
The publication has aroused great interest from the Caribbean Rastafari Union (CRU) which has an extensive regional and international network of Rastafari organizations through which VTR can be distributed; positioning VTR become one of the main Rastafarian publications in the world.
VTR Editor-in-chief Ras Simba Akoma made it clear that the newspaper did not intend to compete with the mainstream media, but rather should be seen as a complementary voice in national, regional and community dialogue. international.
“As a child, my library contained literature that told Greek history, some
told of American history, others of powerful Chinese dynasties, and
of course the people of the Caribbean, ”he said.
“I have enjoyed learning about various cultures and people through the pages of my story books, and it is my deep wish that Barbados and beyond will enjoy learning more about the Rastafarian culture and its relationship with it. Africa, its heritage and its culture, through the | pages of VTR. “
In another daring and avant-garde movement for the Rastafari community,
VTR recently published a new “Donor Prospectus” aimed at potential donors, investors and supporters.
The document presents new opportunities for companies to support VTR through paid advertising packages, as well as one-off individual / private donations and infomercials / feature articles.
Financial contributions will help VTR develop into an established Rastafari Media Cooperation (RMC) as well as increase VTR printing capacity and investing in the creation of additional institutions which are essential for the continued development of the Rastafari community as a progressive and honest entity in Barbadian society.
VTR Editor-in-Chief Ras Simba Akoma is a well-known member of the Rastafari community who runs his own Africa-focused charity ‘The African Heritage Foundation’ (AHF), which also oversees the day-to-day operations of VTR while members of a newly created Rastafari collective “Rastafari Progressive Movements” help in the distribution of the document.
VTR has print versions available at To The Root Health and Culture Shop on Bank Hall Cross Rd, Bongo Lights Culture Place on Suttle Street in Bridgetown, Temple Yard in Cheapside Bridgetown, and Rastafari Delight Ital Food Cafe in Rice’s St Phillip.
The digital version of VTR can be paid at To The Root Health and Culture Shop using a method similar to purchasing cell phone top-ups.
For more information, visit http://rastafarivision.com or contact Ras Simba Akoma +1 246 260 4795. (RP)