Caribbean Observes 186th Anniversary of the Abolition of Slavery

The “Bussa” Statue, in Barbados, created to commemorate the nation’s slave rebellion in 1816.

GEORGETOWN-Guyana -The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) will observe the 186th anniversary of the abolition of slavery on Saturday, with the chairman of the regional integration movement, St. Vincent and the Grenadines Prime Minister Dr. Ralph Gonsalves saying that this year’s observance is taking […]

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Saint Lucia NRC Planning Ahead for XXX Anniversary of Sir Arthur Lewis’ Passing

The Saint Lucia National Reparations Committee (NRC) and several stakeholder entities are organizing a year of activities leading to the XXX Anniversary of the passing of Sir Arthur Lewis, the island’s first of two Nobel Prize winners, who was also a pioneer of the Caribbean Reparations Movement.

The planned activities will follow the successful 2020 Sir […]

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Parallel 2020-2021 Saint Lucia Reparations Lecture Series to target Citizens, Schools and Kweyol Speakers

The Saint Lucia National Reparations Committee (NRC) announces two new parallel initiatives coming soon, later this year: a year-long National Online Reparations Lecture Series starting in August and a similar series for Schools in September.

The lecture series, which are jointly sponsored by the NRC and The University of the West Indies (The UWI) Open Campus […]

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Emancipation Day Statement by the Saint Lucia National Reparations Committee (NRC)

Black Lives Matter Protests Produced Unprecedented Prospects for CARICOM’S Reparations Demands!

The Saint Lucia National Reparations Committee (NRC) joins the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), the CARICOM Reparations Commission (CRC) and NRCs across the Commonwealth Caribbean, in observance of Emancipation Day 2020, which comes at a significant point in the history of Saint Lucia, the Caribbean and the […]

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Emancipation Day Message from Professor Sir Hilary Beckles Chairman of the CARICOM Reparations Commission

The CARICOM Reparations Commission (CRC) joins with all citizens of the English-speaking Caribbean and all others who understand and promote racial justice and equality in observing 1s August as Emancipation Day. We do this at a most important and inspiring time in our history when the Black Lives Matter and Reparations movements are sweeping the […]

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Dollars and Sense…

If Emancipation Was Free, How Much Will Reparations Cost?

By Earl Bousquet

As we get ready to observe another Emancipation Day holiday here and in most Caribbean territories that suffered from Slavery, the question most being asked in 2020 is: Will we get Reparations soon?

The question is understandable, given the way the Reparations cause has mushroomed across […]

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Reparations to Black Americans for Slavery Gain New Attention

The House looks to approve for the first time a commission to study compensating for slavery and longtime discrimination

By Jacob M. Schlesinger

Weeks of racial-justice protests are pushing the concept of reparations for Black Americans from the political margins toward the center of the national debate, with policy makers from Capitol Hill to city halls weighing […]

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Chronicles of a Chronic Caribbean Chronicler

A brown-skinned, blue-blooded response to demands for Britain to pay its Black Debt…Time for CARICOM to up the Reparations ante!
by Earl Bousquet

Last Saturday morning I watched and listened to a video recording of Britain’s High Commissioner to Jamaica, Asif Ahmad, laying out, as best he could, Her Majesty’s Governments official positions on issues relating to […]

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Barbados’s Ambassador to CARICOM talks about regional Reparatory Justice Campaign

Amb. David Commissiong

By Anesta Henry

In the coming months and years ahead, the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) will be fleshing out an internationalist dimension of its Reparatory Justice Campaign.
Barbados Ambassador to CARICOM David Comissiong said the campaign will be striving for a world-wide transformation of centuries-old relationships between the peoples of the world; […]

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