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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US owes blacks reparations over slavery: UN experts

GENEVA, Switzerland (AFP) — The United States should give African Americans reparations for slavery, UN experts said Tuesday, warning that the country had not yet confronted its legacy of “racial terrorism”.

Amid a presidential election campaign in which racial rhetoric has played a central role, the UN working group on people of African descent warned that […]

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Jamaica Emancipation Vigils Keep Celebratory Atmosphere of Abolition Alive

With 176 years since slavery was officially abolished in Jamaica, the celebratory atmosphere that existed, in the hours leading up to Emancipation Day (August 1) is still kept alive through the yearly staging of Emancipation anniversary vigils island-wide.
Normally held on the 31st of July, starting at approximately 9:00 p.m. in major town capitals throughout the […]

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Jamaica insulted by Great Britain’s Prime Minister

British Prime Minister David Cameron on his visit to Jamaica October 2015, when asked about reparations for slavery replied that Jamaica should move on from the painful legacy of slavery and offered to build a multi million Pound prison on the island. This comes as an insult because within the […]

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Cameron Faces Slavery Reparation Calls in Jamaica

Jamaican prime minister Portia Simpson-Miller raises slavery reparations at a meeting with David Cameron on Wednesday. Cameron is first British prime minister to visit Jamaica for 14 years, aims to strengthen trade ties with the former British colony. He is now under pressure to address them when he speaks to the Jamaican parliament.

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Second Caricom Reparation Conference

By The Most Honourable P.J Patterson ON, OCC, PC, QC

Honourable Gaston Brown, Prime Minister of Antigua & Barbuda, Hon. Freundal Stuart, Prime Minister of Barbados, and Chair of the CARICOM Prime Ministerial Sub-Committee on Reparations, Minister Lisa Hanna, Minister of Youth & Culture and Leader of the Jamaican Delegation. Professor Sir Hilary Beckles, Chair of […]

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Jamaica Calculates Its Reparations Money

By Bert Wilkinson

As governments and the civil society movement prepare for a major conference on reparations in idyllic Antigua next month, the Jamaicans have not surprisingly fired the first salvo in the battle over the amount that nations such as Britain would have to pay for their role in the brutal trans­Atlantic slave trade.

Jamaica’s […]

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The Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade & Slavery: The Psychic Inheritance

by Professor Rex Nettleford

I come from that part of the Americas – the Caribbean – which is arguably the living laboratory of the dynamism of the encounters between Africa and Europe on foreign soil, and both with the Native American who had inhabited the real estate of the Americas time out mind, during periods of […]

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