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  • Photo of Barbados Prime Minister Calls for a Reparations ‘Caribbean Marshall Plan’

    Barbados Prime Minister Calls for a Reparations ‘Caribbean Marshall Plan’

    Barbados Prime Minister, the Hon. Mia Mottley, is calling for a Caribbean Marshall Plan and for reparations to address “the economic decline” that the Region will face as it confronts the negative impact of the pandemic and the inherent social and economic inequalities that continue to hinder its development. The Prime Minister was referring to the US-funded economic recovery plan…

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  • Photo of Jamaica Reaffirms its Commitment to Reparations

    Jamaica Reaffirms its Commitment to Reparations

    Jamaica’s Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sports, Olivia Grange, has expressed the Jamaican government’s ongoing commitment to the cause of reparations for the Caribbean region. “The Government of Jamaica, as part of the CARICOM Reparations Commission, continues to lobby for reparatory justice, and will strengthen our collaboration with our Caribbean neighbours, who have now also established national councils on…

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  • Photo of Beckles calls for High-Level International Reparations Summit

    Beckles calls for High-Level International Reparations Summit

    Prof. Sir Hilary Beckles, Chairman of the CARICOM Reparations Commission (CRC), is calling for a reparations summit involving the governments of the Caribbean and of Europe and with representatives of their private corporations, universities and civil society organisations, to discuss their contributions to a development plan for the Caribbean. The three-day summit will discuss how to honour the historical debt…

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  • Photo of CARICOM Reparations Commission Steps up Advocacy for Reparatory Justice

    CARICOM Reparations Commission Steps up Advocacy for Reparatory Justice

    The CARICOM Reparations Commission (CRC) will convene a virtual media engagement on 6 July to update the media on recent developments in CARICOM‘s push for reparatory justice for the historical crimes of native genocide and African enslavement in the Caribbean region. The media engagement comes in the wake of recent public statements of “apology” and “regret” by some European states…

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  • Photo of Culture Minister Receives Reparations Report

    Culture Minister Receives Reparations Report

    Barbados has made another step towards the goal of obtaining regional reparations. This step comes as members of the island’s Reparations Task Force recently presented Minister of Culture, Sports and Youth, Stephen Lashley, with an official report on arguments in support of reparations, in his Ministry’s Conference Room at Sky Mall. After receiving the document, Mr. Lashley noted that he…

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  • Photo of We are not begging! CARICOM Official on Reparations

    We are not begging! CARICOM Official on Reparations

    We are not begging! That’s the word from Programme Manager, Culture and Community Development at the CARICOM Secretariat Dr. Hilary Brown in her remarks at a Reparations Rally held at the Derek Walcott Square in Castries Saint Lucia on Saturday. The event was preceded by a Reparations relay that was anchored by three time Olympian Levern Spencer. We are not…

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  • Photo of Youth Forum, Reparations Baton Relay and Rally head to Saint Lucia

    Youth Forum, Reparations Baton Relay and Rally head to Saint Lucia

    The CARICOM Secretariat in collaboration with the St. Lucia National Reparations Commission (NRC) will be hosting three reparations themed events  in observance of October as Creole Heritage Month. The first event is a National Youth Forum on Friday October 28, which is celebrated as World Creole Day, observed every October 28 by the many countries worldwide where the same French-based…

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  • Photo of Reparations Baton passes to Antigua/Barbuda

    Reparations Baton passes to Antigua/Barbuda

    Following stops in Barbados and Guyana, the CARICOM Reparations Commission’s baton makes a stop in Antigua and Barbuda where a Reparations Relay will be held as part of National Heroes Day celebrations next Wednesday. The Baton was handed over by Dr. Hillary Browne, Programme Manager, Culture, CARICOM Secretariat, to Ambassador Anthony Liverpool of the Antigua/Barbuda Ministry of Foreign Affairs on the…

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  • Photo of Antigua-Barbuda ambassador calls for reparatory justice from Harvard University

    Antigua-Barbuda ambassador calls for reparatory justice from Harvard University

    WASHINGTON, USA — Antigua and Barbuda’s ambassador to the United States, Sir Ronald Sanders, has called on Harvard University “to demonstrate its remorse and its debt to unnamed slaves from Antigua and Barbuda” whose lives were abused to establish the Harvard Law School (HLS). In a letter to Professor Drew Faust, president of Harvard University, Sanders recalled that the bequest of…

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  • Photo of Saint Lucia Reparations Committee welcomes new CARICOM Youth Ambassador

    Saint Lucia Reparations Committee welcomes new CARICOM Youth Ambassador

    The Saint Lucia National Reparations Committee (NRC) has congratulated the island’s newest CARICOM Youth Ambassador and welcomed her role as Coordinator of the 2016 CARICOM Reparations Baton Relay planned for 29 October, 2016. Alisha Ally, a senior staffer at the Government Information Service (GIS), will serve as Saint Lucia’s CARICOM Youth Ambassador for the next two years — and one of her first assignments is assisting the…

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