Grenada PM, the Hon. Dickon Mitchell, Dr. Nicole Phillip-Dowe, GNRC’s Vice-Chair and Deputy Director (Ag.) of The UWI Open Campus Country Sites, Prof. Sir Hilary Beckles, VC of The UWI and Chairman of the Caribbean Reparations Commission and Arley Gill, Chair of the GNRC with the letter of apology presented by the Trevelyans

Historic reparative apology guided by The UWI and CARICOM Reparations Commission

(The UWI Regional Headquarters, Jamaica W.I. Press Release)—The first point in the Caribbean-led reparatory justice programme jointly championed by The University of the West Indies (The UWI) and CARICOM calls for ‘formal and sincere apology’ as a precondition of healing for descendants of enslaved peoples.

The Trevelyan Family apology on Monday, February 27, during a forum […]

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Grenada Reparations Forum

Laura Trevelyan makes formal apology on behalf of the Trevelyan family for their involvement in the period of enslavement in Grenada

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CARICOM Reparations Commission and UWI Centres welcome Royal African Delegation

he UWI Regional Headquarters, Jamaica W.I. Monday, February 27, 2023—A high-level delegation of royal African traditional leaders from AIDO Network International, will visit Jamaica from February 28 to March 6 for a series of activities hosted by the CARICOM Reparations Commission, in collaboration with The University of the West Indies (UWI), and its Centre for […]

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Reparations for Blacks in America: Four Centuries of Struggle Now on the Cusp

Since being robbed from our homeland, Africans and their descendants have waged unrelenting efforts for redress. These efforts have taken many forms. Some aimed at self-repair (now called internal reparations); others sought redress from those who committed the crimes.

The first acts of reparations sought to restore our liberty and sovereignty. Individual flight from enslavers, waging […]

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5th Gordon K. & Sybil Lewis Memorial Lecture

Dr. Gordon K. Lewis and Mrs. Sybil Farrell-Lewis were distinguished members of the Institute of Caribbean Studies of the University of Puerto Rico. Dr. Lewis was its director from 1983 to 1987; and Mrs. Farrell […]

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Reparations Webinar for The Saint Lucia Diaspora on Independence Sunday

The Saint Lucia National Reparations Committee (NRC) and the Office of the Ambassador for Diaspora Affairs will on Sunday present a special Webinar for the Saint Lucian and Caribbean Diaspora on ‘Reparations for The Caribbean & The Diaspora: Why, How and When?’ The Sunday, 21 February 2021 event — from 2.00 pm to 4.00 pm […]

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Message from the CARICOM Reparations Commission

On the Occasion of the United States Congressional Hearing on the HR40 Bill
17 February, 2021

On behalf of the CARICOM Reparations Commission, allow me to congratulate members of the House Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights, and Civil Liberties for conducting this Congressional hearing on the HR40 Bill.

Your hearing comes at a time when the […]

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Reparations bill tests Biden and Harris on racial justice

By MAYA KING (Politico)

President Joe Biden supports the idea behind the bill. Vice President Kamala Harris endorsed it during her time in the Senate. But that might not be enough to get a proposal to study reparations for slavery to Biden’s desk this Congress.

Despite the enormity of the task behind the legislation known as H.R. […]

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Harvard Study: Reparations for slavery could have reduced COVID-19 infections and deaths in US

Harvard Medical School

A new study suggests monetary reparations for Black descendants of people enslaved in the United States could have cut SARS-CoV-2 transmission and COVID-19 rates both among Black individuals and the population at large.

Researchers modeled the impact of structural racism on viral transmission and disease impact in the state of Louisiana.

The higher burden of […]

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Congress to Convene Hearing on Reparations Bill H.R. 40

The House Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights, and Civil Liberties will hold a hearing on H.R. 40, the Commission to Study and Develop Reparation Proposals for African-Americans Act, on February 17, 2021. The 10:00 a.m. ET hearing will examine the legacy of slavery, its continuing impact on the Black community, and the path […]

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Reparation scholarship from ‘Social & Economic Studies’

The scholarship on reparation for colonial atrocities is growing. The latest publication is Social & Economic Studies Vol. 68:3 & 4. This week’s “Reparation Conversations” a collaboration between The Gleaner and the Centre for Reparation Research, is by Michele A. Johnson, who summarises the articles and provides her own contextual comments on the launch and […]

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