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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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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Jamaica’s Minister Grange calls for urgent reparations for Africans

Jamaica’s Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport Minister, Olivia Grange, is calling for the urgent implementation of reparations for Africans and persons of African descent impacted by racial injustice.

She said that reparations should address the moral, economic, political and legal obligations of States in relation to past and present atrocities rooted in slavery and colonialism, such […]

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Myrtha Désulmé | Haiti At The Centre Of The Reparation Movement

In this first article for the New Year, Myrtha Désulmé makes the case for Haiti to be at the centre of the reparation movement. Haiti celebrated its Independence Day on January 1 and its Ancestry Day on January 2, so this article is a timely reminder of the ways in which black liberators in the […]

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Beckles to European Parliament: “End colonialism in region and honor debt owed.”

The University of the West Indies Vice-Chancellor, Professor Sir Hilary Beckles, called upon the European Parliament to end colonization in the region and honour its debt to the people. Invited to speak to the parliament (at a virtual international panel on December 2, 2020) during a special discussion on the poverty legacies of colonization, […]

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Despite COVID-19, the Caribbean Reparations Train Remained on Track in 2020! – PART 1

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2020, Year of COVID-19, was not only about the pandemic. The virus took lives and ruined life for too-many-to-count worldwide. But it also registered events worth chronicling in, around and for the Caribbean, especially relating to CARICOM governments’ quest for Reparations from Europe for Slavery and Native Genocide, launched in 2013.

Picking-up […]

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PANEL DISCUSSION organized by the Dominica National Reparations Committee in association with the International Office for Migration (IOM/Dominica)

Dorbrene E. O’Marde
Chair / Antigua and Barbuda Reparations Support Commission

Madame Moderator…Mrs Sonia Akpa…I bring fraternal greetings from the Antigua and Barbuda Reparations Support Commission to you and Hon Edward Registe, Minister of State in the Dominica Government; Ms […]

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Triple Presentation To Highlight Online Caribbean Schools Reparations Lecture

Castries, Saint Lucia, November 24, 2020:– Saint Lucian and other Caribbean schools will join the third monthly Online Caribbean Schools’ Reparations Lecture on Thursday morning, to discuss aspects of Caribbean History not necessarily taught at regional schools, but necessary for better understanding the region’s present.

The topic for the viral November 26 educational event sponsored by […]

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Nelson’s Statue to be removed November 16

The statue of Lord Nelson, located in National Heroes Square, Bridgetown, will be removed from that location on November 16, 2020 — International Day of Tolerance, as designated by the United Nations 50 years ago.

Minister in the Prime Minister’s Office, with responsibility for Culture, John King, whose office is leading the project, described the decision […]

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