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  • Photo of ‘Address past head on’ – Sir Hilary on reparatory justice

    ‘Address past head on’ – Sir Hilary on reparatory justice

    Chairman of the CARICOM Reparations Commission and Vice Chancellor of the University of the West Indies (UWI) Sir Hilary Beckles says reparative justice was not about black people standing on the street corners expecting charities from white folks. He was delivering a keynote address at the Harvard Law School recently on reparatory justice for Caribbean countries that facilitated the slave trade. Sir Hilary…

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  • Photo of CELAC adopts CARICOM’s call for reparations

    CELAC adopts CARICOM’s call for reparations

    The Community of Latin and American States CELAC Parliamentary group has adopted the Caribbean Community’s (CARICOM) call for reparations for native genocide and the enslavement of African people in the Caribbean through the Trans-Atlantic slave trade. The call for its adoption came via a presentation from St. Vincent and the Grenadines (SVG) Speaker of the House of Assembly Jomo Thomas…

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    Reparations for Native Genocide And Slavery

    Caribbean Movement for Reparatory Justice We are not beggars! We are not subservient! We do not want Charity and handouts! We want Justice! Reparatory Justice! Sir Hilary Beckles Reparations for the slave era is an issue that has  increasingly resonated  in recent years and CARICOM, at its highest level of decision making, has placed this issue  on the front burner…

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  • Photo of Mere acknowledgement insufficient – PJ Patterson to British PM on Slavery

    Mere acknowledgement insufficient – PJ Patterson to British PM on Slavery

    “You have refused to apologize.   Yet your Government has apologized to everyone else for horrid crimes.   Are we not worthy of an apology or less deserving? “Mere acknowledgment of the crime is insufficient.   The international community and international law call for formal apologies when crimes against humanity are committed.   The UN has deemed slave trading and slavery as crimes against…

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  • Photo of Sir Hilary writes open letter to British PM on reparations

    Sir Hilary writes open letter to British PM on reparations

    The chairman of CARICOM’s Reparation Commission, Sir Hilary Beckles, has penned an open letter to British Prime Minister David Cameron pleading for him to respond to the calls for compensation by the British for the period of slavery in the region. According to Sir Hillary, otherwise, there could be the greatest political movement of this era. “It is not an…

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  • Photo of UNESCO conference explores reparations

    UNESCO conference explores reparations

    Basseterre, St. Kitts – (SKNIS): A two-day conference hosted by the St. Kitts and Nevis UNESCO National Commission and forming part of the commemoration of the 20th Anniversary of the Establishment of the UNESCO International Scientific Slave Route Project, has reopened the dialogue on the negro legacy, including the matter of reparations for the descendants of the enslaved. The conference was held under…

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  • Photo of Int’l reparations conference ends on high note

    Int’l reparations conference ends on high note

    NEW YORK, USA (CMC) — An international conference on reparations has ended here with a call for Caribbean governments to proceed urgently with the recommendation that the slave-owning and slave-trading European nations be invited to attend an inter-governmental reparatory justice summit in 2015. In addition, delegates also agreed to organise two global reparations summits, the first in 2016 to be…

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  • Photo of Advocates to gather for historic Reparations Summit

    Advocates to gather for historic Reparations Summit

    SCORES OF reparations advocates, Pan-Africanists and social justice activists from the United States, Canada, Latin America and the Caribbean will gather in New York City this week (April 9-12) for an historic Reparations Summit which will see the formal launch of the National African-American Reparations Commission (NAARC). Among the participants will be leaders of national reparations commissions, committees and task…

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  • Photo of Engagement not Protest – the approach on Reparations, Prime Minister Stuart

    Engagement not Protest – the approach on Reparations, Prime Minister Stuart

    (CARICOM Secretariat, Turkeyen, Greater Georgetown, Guyana)    The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) will not “pursue the issue of reparations on the basis of a diplomacy of protest” but “on the basis of a diplomacy of engagement,” assures Barbados Prime Minister Rt. Hon. Freundel Stuart. Prime Minister Stuart, who Chairs the Prime Ministerial Sub-Committee (PMSC)  on Reparations, addressed the issue at the closing press conference…

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    Engagement not Protest – the approach on Reparations: Prime Minister Stuart

    The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) will not “pursue the issue of reparations on the basis of a diplomacy of protest” but “on the basis of a diplomacy of engagement,” assures Barbados Prime Minister Rt. Hon. Freundel Stuart. Prime Minister Stuart, who Chairs the Prime Ministerial Sub-Committee (PMSC)  on Reparations, addressed the issue at the closing press conference for the just-ended 26th…

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