Beckles Calls for $50 billion Reparations Fund

by George Alleyne

The CARICOM Reparations Committee wants $50 billion as money for an Investment Development Fund donated as a starting point by entities that profited from slavery, and apologised for their role, to begin the Caribbean growth process, and to be managed both regionally and globally.

The initial money from this Fund is not intended to […]

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Reparatory justice for indigenous people


While a minority of countries still observe today, October 12, as Columbus Day, The Centre for Reparation Research aligns itself with those who have renamed this day Indigenous Peoples’ Day and, since 2008, International Reparations Day.

It was on October 12, 1492 that Christopher Columbus set foot in the Americas, the so-called ‘New World’; […]

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THE CALL August 15, 2020 the National Day for Reparations.

We are calling for a National Day for Reparations on August 15th, 2020.

In 2001, at the United Nations World Conference Against Racism in Durban, South Africa, the world declared the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade and Slavery to be Crimes Against Humanity and that Reparations were due the descendants of the crime victims. The work of the […]

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Beckles calls for High-Level International Reparations Summit Says the time has come for a Caribbean Development Plan

Prof. Sir Hilary Beckles, Chairman of the CARICOM Reparations Commission (CRC), is calling for a reparations summit involving the governments of the Caribbean and of Europe and with representatives of their private corporations, universities and civil society organizations, to discuss their contributions to a development plan for the Caribbean.

The three-day summit will discuss how to […]

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CARICOM Reparations Commission Steps up Advocacy for Reparatory Justice

Now is the time to move “From Apology to Action”

The CARICOM Reparations Commission (CRC) will convene a virtual media engagement on July 6 to update the media on recent developments in the CARICOM region’s push for reparatory justice for the historical crimes of native genocide and African enslavement in the Caribbean region.

The media engagement comes […]

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Reparations Commission Chairman expresses Caribbean solidarity with African Americans in the US on Juneteenth

Chairman of the CARICOM Reparations Commission, Sir Hilary Beckles on Friday expressed solidarity from the Caribbean with African Americans in the United States on Juneteenth. The sentiments were expressed in a statement issued by his office.

“We, your brothers and sisters from ‘your islands’ downstream Mississippi are standing with you in joyous remembrance of the journey. […]

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Shepherd was the keynote speaker at the […]

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