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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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  • Photo of New ACS Secretary General to deliver inaugural reparations lecture

    New ACS Secretary General to deliver inaugural reparations lecture

    Saint Lucia will take the reparations message to the rest of the Caribbean next week when one of its foremost scholars will deliver an inaugural lecture in an educational series to be launched here on Wednesday. The new Secretary General of the Association of Caribbean States (ACS) Ambassador Dr June Soomer will deliver a live public lecture on the topic The Reparations Movement:…

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  • Reparations baton heads to Saint Lucia

    The CARICOM Regional Reparations Baton will arrive in Saint Lucia next week, for a formal transfer of the travelling beacon of the regional reparations movement. Sponsored by the CARICOM Reparations Commission (CRC), the wooden baton is being taken across the Caribbean Community to the nine National Reparations Committees (NRCs) established to help national governments pursue CARICOM’s quest for reparations from…

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  • Photo of CARICOM Reparations Commission to boost online presence

    CARICOM Reparations Commission to boost online presence

    he CARICOM Reparations Commission (CRC) will soon become more accessible online as it seeks to boost its presence by rolling out a new website and new social media platforms via Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. The website address is www.caricomreparations.org. The Commission can also be found at the following social media addresses https://facebook.com/CARICOMReparations/, https://twitter.com/CariReparations, and https://www.instagram.com/caricomreparations/. The CRC’s website is a…

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  • Reparations important to Barbados

    Prime Minister Freundel Stuart has reiterated that “the reparations issue is not based on a diplomacy of protest, but on a diplomacy of engagement”. Mr. Stuart made the comments recently, while chairing a meeting of reparation stakeholders at Ilaro Court. Those present at the near three-hour meeting included Minister of Culture, Stephen Lashley; Acting Minister of Foreign Affairs, Steve Blackett;…

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  • Photo of Guyana launches International Youth Reparations Rally and Relay

    Guyana launches International Youth Reparations Rally and Relay

    The Guyana Reparations Committee on Friday launched its leg of the International Youth Reparations Relay and Rally with an event at the Guyana Independence Park.  Speakers at the launch included President of Guyana H. E. David Granger and Chairman, Guyana Reparations Committee, Mr. Eric Phillips. In his keynote address, President Granger said the call for Reparations was serious business and…

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  • Photo of Caribbean’s case for ‘reparative justice’ is righteous; will give our children ‘a better deal’ – President says at CARICOM International Youth Reparations Rally

    Caribbean’s case for ‘reparative justice’ is righteous; will give our children ‘a better deal’ – President says at CARICOM International Youth Reparations Rally

    Georgetown, Guyana – (May 20, 2016) President David Granger, this evening, voiced his support for Guyana and CARICOM Reparations Committees’ calls for reparations from Europe for the trans-Atlantic African slave trade, explaining that a holistic plan is needed so the Caribbean’s children “would have a better deal than we ourselves have had”. The President was at the time speaking at…

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  • Photo of International Youth Reparations Rally and Relay Launched

    International Youth Reparations Rally and Relay Launched

    The Guyana Reparations Committee on Friday launched its leg of the International Youth Reparations Relay and Rally with an event at the Guyana Independence Park.  Speakers at the launch included President of Guyana H. E. David Granger and Chairman, Guyana Reparations Committee, Mr. Eric Phillips. In his keynote address, President Granger said the call for Reparations was serious business and…

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  • Photo of Barbados PM writes Britain on reparation on behalf of CARICOM

    Barbados PM writes Britain on reparation on behalf of CARICOM

    The 15-member Caribbean Community (CARICOM) countries have sent a formal letter of complaint to Britain seeking reparation for slavery. The letter, which was written by Barbados Prime Minister Freundel Stuart, and sent to the British Foreign Office, calls on London to formally acknowledge the region’s demands for payment for the transatlantic slave trade. CARICOM has said it will not release…

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