Press Release

The Organisation of Rastafari in Unity (ORU) is a National Organisation which comprises of Rastafari Houses, Organisations and Individuals here in St. Kitts and Nevis. The ORU was founded in October 2011 when Rases, Kings, Queens and Youths from St. Kitts and Nevis gathered together in what has been remembered as “The Unification of Rastafari gathering” initiated by the Elder Zambo of “The Nyabinghi Theocracy Order”.

The ORU has since met every first (1st) Sunday Monthly, at alternating venue between St. Kitts and Nevis, centralising and Organising the works of Rastafari.

Over the pass years the group has been very active advocating for freedom of the herb/ganja/marijuana. Activities included audio, visual educational presentations throughout communities in St. Kitts and Nevis, Radio and TV programs, Public Panel discussions and an Annual Protest Rally.

The Organisation of Rastafari in Unity (ORU) will be hosting its 5th Annual Protest Rally against ALL discrimination with focus on the Cannabis Sativa/marijuana/ganja and its many benefits and uses.  The Rallies are scheduled for Saturday, 20th August, 2016 in Nevis and Saturday 27th August, 2016 in St. Kitts. 


 Saturday 20th August In Nevis the Rally will take three (3) phases; an island wide motorcade from the Villa Grounds, Charlestown starting at 10 am along the island’s  main road with occasional detours at Craddock Road, Jessups, West Bury, Rawlins Village, Hanley’s Road, Chicken Stone, Brown Pasture, Brown Hill, Bath and Government Road.

Refreshments will be provided for persons who participated in the motorcade.

  • Protest March from Octagon Restaurant and Bar from 2pm along main street Charlestown to the Villa Grounds.
  • Presentations and Speeches from 3pm to 8pm at the Villa Grounds (Charlestown)

Saturday 27th August In St. Kitts Proposed route for March starting at 2pm from the East of Spring Fields Cemetery – along Cayon St – right on Church St – right on College St. Ghaut -left on Bay Rd – left on Forth St – right on Cayon St – right along   West Independence Square St.

Presentations and Speeches from 3pm to 8pm at the Independence Square.


Lots of Ital food and local drinks will be on sale at the Rally.


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