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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The UWI establishes Centre for Reparations Research

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 […]

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Govt will pursue reparation for slavery

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] […]

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Prince Harry told to take reparations message back to UK

Prince Harry and Governor General Sir Rodney Williams at Government House, Antigua
The Antigua & Barbuda Reparations Support Commission has urged Prince Harry to help seek reparatory justice for the descendants of enslaved Africans or have his visit here condemned as “another paid holiday”.

In an open letter to the British royal on Tuesday, Dorbrene O’Marde, the […]

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Will Prince Harry Make a Slavery Apology?

By Tom Sykes

As Bob Dylan, among others, has observed, you can’t please all the people all of the time.

Even if you’re Prince Harry.

Thus it was that Monday it was the turn of the usually universally adored ginger royal to experience a whiff of unpopularity, as he undertook his first day of engagements in […]

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Saint Lucia Youth issue Declaration for Reparatory Justice

The Silver Shadows Dance Academy staged two telling presentations at the CARICOM Reparations Youth Rally on Derek Walcott Square that silently spoke loudly of the pain and suffering of the past, as well as the joys of dreams of victory.

The full support of Saint Lucia’s youth has been pledged for the process of taking CARICOM’s […]

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Three-time Olympian led Saint Lucia’s CARICOM Reparation Road Relay

Three-time Saint Lucia Olympian Levern Spencer carried the CARICOM Reparations Baton for the final leg of the Reparations Relay on Saturday October 29, ahead of a Reparations Youth Rally held the same day on Derek Walcott Square in the Saint Lucia capital, Castries.

Castries, Thursday November 3rd, 2016: It was a scene of excitement in the […]

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Press Release

The Antigua and Barbuda Reparations Support Commission (ABRSC) today joined national celebrations of Antigua and Barbuda’s HEROES DAY by staging a HEROES DAY BATON RUN that saw a group of fourteen young athletes run along a route that connected physical points of interest related to each of the six national heroes – King Court Tayki […]

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Sanmdi Kwèyol Jennes

Asou Skwé an Vil Kastwi!
Kwèyol Youth Saturday “On the Square” in The City!

Background

Following the hosting of the August 17, 2016 Colloquy on Slavery and Emancipation, Reparations, Marcus Garvey and the Decade for People of African Descent, the NRC immediately embarked in September on plans to host the 2016 Jounen Kwèyol CARICOM Reparations Baton Relay, […]

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