Member of Parliament (MP) for Central Clarendon in Jamaica, MIN. Mike Henry, is taking his decades-old fight for reparations for the descendants of slaves in the Caribbean all the way to Buckingham Palace. Henry told a press conference in Kingston last week that he has completed the draft of a petition he plans to pursue […]
On September 30, 2015 when Prime Minister David Cameron of Great Britain & Northern Ireland addressed the Jamaican Parliament and told the people of the island and region that slavery was a long time ago and that it was time black people ‘get over it’, he was not […]
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 […]
by Dr Nicola Frith
STRUGGLE: The descendants of those who were colonized have long been calling for justice
THE PAST 20 years has seen a gradual resurfacing of public memories relating to Europe’s enslavement of African people after decades of state silence.
This memory work has served, in part, to confront the lack of public recognition concerning the […]
German government said Friday it had asked US court to throw out the lawsuit
It was the first response the German government gave to class-action suit launched by Herero and Nama people last year
German colonists committed genocide against them from 1904 to 1908
Berlin’s position ‘is that the complaint is inadmissable because of the principle of state […]
Regional Headquarters, Jamaica. Monday, July 31, 2017. The University of the West Indies (The UWI) has established a Centre for Reparations Research. Approved by the University’s Finance and General Purpose Committee earlier this year, it will be formally launched on October 10, 2017 at The UWI Regional Headquarters in Jamaica.
The Centre, which will be led […]
Congressman John Conyers, the longest serving member of Congress, introduced a revised version of HR40, his long-standing reparations bill, at the start of the 115th Congress last week and grassroots U.S. and global support grows.
The new bill, entitled, “The Commission to Study and Develop Reparations Proposals for African Americans Act,” will focus on reparations remedies.
At the turn of the year, after the giving, receiving and splurging are over, eyes turn wearily to outstanding bills, upcoming liabilities and the settling of accounts. This year, thanks to Brexit, no shortage of final demands and eye-watering bills will be appearing in the nation’s letterbox – and denial will not […]
KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) – Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport Olivia Grange says the Government will not back down on its campaign for reparation for the injustices of slavery.
“The policy direction is clear, and we will continue to see through campaigns and initiatives being undertaken by the National Council on Reparations [and will take] […]