Ahmed Reid | How Europe Underdeveloped The Caribbean

In a recent article published in The Gleaner titled ‘Caribbean expats mean much to Britain’, Lord Tariq Ahmad, the British minister of state with responsibility for the Caribbean, Commonwealth and the United Nations, took the opportunity to highlight the sterling contribution of the Windrush Generation to the UK’s post-World War II development.

Lord Ahmad’s history lesson […]

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Centre for Reparation Research Congratulates PM Mottley of Barbados

Expresses Commitment to Work with her on Reparations Matters

St. Andrew, Jamaica. The Centre for Reparation Research (“CRR”) congratulates Prime Minister Mia Mottley of Barbados on her assumption of the leadership of CARICOM’s Prime Ministerial Sub-Committee on Reparations.

The Prime Ministerial Sub-Committee acts as a conduit between the CARICOM Reparations Commission (“CRC”), established in 2013 at the […]

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Reparatory justice continues to affect labour movement

DIRECTOR of the African Caribbean Institute of Jamaica/Jamaica Memory Bank (ACIJ/JMB), Bernard Jankee says the issue of reparatory justice is one that (continues) to affect the labour movement.

He was speaking Monday at the the Institute of Jamaica (IOJ) in downtown Kingston at a panel discussion on ‘Reparation and the Modern Labour Movement in Jamaica’ — […]

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INTERNATIONAL MEETING ON REPARATIONS

Caracas, May 8th – 10th, 2018

DECLARATION

We, activists, scholars, government representatives and social movements, gathered in the city of Caracas, Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela from 8th to 10th May, 2018, on the anniversary of the anti-slavery and humanitarian rebellion of the Maroon Jose Leonardo Chirino, which occurred in Las Macanillas, Falcon State, on May 10th, 1795, […]

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The UWI to Receive Ambassador Dudley Thompson’s Papers

A prized collection of papers belonging to the late Jamaican Pan-Africanist, politician and diplomat, Ambassador Dudley Thompson, will be donated to The University of the West Indies (The UWI) at a ceremony on March 14, 2018 at the University’s Regional Headquarters in Jamaica. The presentation will be made by Mrs. Cecile Eistrup-Thompson, widow of […]

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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 […]

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The global push for reparations

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 […]

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Germany taken to US court over request for reparations from Namibian people for the early 20th century genocide of the Herero and Nama peoples

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 […]

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