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CARICOM | List of Countries Targeted for Reparations Expanded

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.
  • Published in CARICOM

CARICOM | Slavery loan wasn’t fully repaid by Britain until 2015

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.

Slavery holocaust – a case for reparation

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.
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