The idea of paying reparations for slavery is gaining momentum in the United States, despite being long derided as an unrealistic plan, to compensate for state violence committed by and against people long dead.
KINGSTON, June 12, 2019 - Vice-Chair of the CARICOM Reparations Commission (CRC), Prof Verene Shepherd has revealed that the CRC was in the process of preparing a new round of letters of demand to be presented to additional countries identified as participants in the trafficking of enslaved Africans to the Caribbean.
For the first time, most major Democratic presidential contenders are talking about whether the U.S. government should consider paying reparations to the descendants of African Americans who were enslaved and suffered from large-scale racial discrimination.
KINGSTON– The movement demanding reparations for the manner in which Africans were enslaved and taken to Britain, Europe, the Americas and the Caribbean, creating great wealth for these countries at the expense of enslaved Africans has begun to pay benefits.
Georgetown, Guyana - A loan that was taken by the British Government to pay slave owners for the abolition of slavery in 1834 was not fully repaid until 2015. This disclosure was made by Vice-Chancellor of The UWI and Chair of the CARICOM Reparations Commission, Sir Hilary Beckles at a press conference hosted at the University of the West Indies on Wednesday morning.
CASTRIES, St. Lucia October 29, 2016 - Programme Manager, Culture and Community Development at the CARICOM Secretariat Dr. Hilary Brown has sought to clarify that reparations for the Region are being sought more from a developmental perspective rather than to receive monetary compensation.
MONTEGO BAY, Jamaica October 8, 2014 - The case on which Jamaica and the rest of the Caribbean is seeking reparation from Britain for the “crime of slavery” has been laid out in its historical context by Vice Chancellor Designate of the University of the West Indies, Professor Sir Hilary Beckles.