Centre for Reparation Research Calls for Reflection and Reparation on Emancipation Day

St. Andrew, Jamaica. Today, 13 of the 15 independent Caribbean Community (CARICOM) countries celebrate “Emancipation Day” with a public holiday and a day of national observance. Emancipation Day commemorates August 1, 1838 when the enslaved people of African descent across the region finally received emancipation from Chattel Slavery and Indentureship. On this 180th anniversary of […]

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Sir Hilary Beckles – Emancipation Day Message

We join annually with communities across the world in marking the moment in which the crime of chattel enslavement was confronted and uprooted from our existential realities. For us, the moment is August 1st; other dates are determined elsewhere and officially recognized.

Marking the moment in a celebratory fashion remains necessary despite the despicable nature […]

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Center for Reparation Center Newsletter

The Centre for Reparation Research (CRR) has had an exciting nine months and we are delighted to share our news and activities with you – from the launch of the Centre in October 2017 to our dialogue with our church leaders in June 2018. How did it all begin? The CRR was approved by the […]

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Ahmed Reid | How Europe Underdeveloped The Caribbean

In a recent article published in The Gleaner titled ‘Caribbean expats mean much to Britain’, Lord Tariq Ahmad, the British minister of state with responsibility for the Caribbean, Commonwealth and the United Nations, took the opportunity to highlight the sterling contribution of the Windrush Generation to the UK’s post-World War II development.

Lord Ahmad’s history lesson […]

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Centre for Reparation Research Congratulates PM Mottley of Barbados

Expresses Commitment to Work with her on Reparations Matters

St. Andrew, Jamaica. The Centre for Reparation Research (“CRR”) congratulates Prime Minister Mia Mottley of Barbados on her assumption of the leadership of CARICOM’s Prime Ministerial Sub-Committee on Reparations.

The Prime Ministerial Sub-Committee acts as a conduit between the CARICOM Reparations Commission (“CRC”), established in 2013 at the […]

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Reparatory justice continues to affect labour movement

DIRECTOR of the African Caribbean Institute of Jamaica/Jamaica Memory Bank (ACIJ/JMB), Bernard Jankee says the issue of reparatory justice is one that (continues) to affect the labour movement.

He was speaking Monday at the the Institute of Jamaica (IOJ) in downtown Kingston at a panel discussion on ‘Reparation and the Modern Labour Movement in Jamaica’ — […]

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Caracas, May 8th – 10th, 2018


We, activists, scholars, government representatives and social movements, gathered in the city of Caracas, Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela from 8th to 10th May, 2018, on the anniversary of the anti-slavery and humanitarian rebellion of the Maroon Jose Leonardo Chirino, which occurred in Las Macanillas, Falcon State, on May 10th, 1795, […]

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The UWI to Receive Ambassador Dudley Thompson’s Papers

A prized collection of papers belonging to the late Jamaican Pan-Africanist, politician and diplomat, Ambassador Dudley Thompson, will be donated to The University of the West Indies (The UWI) at a ceremony on March 14, 2018 at the University’s Regional Headquarters in Jamaica. The presentation will be made by Mrs. Cecile Eistrup-Thompson, widow of […]

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Culture Minister Receives Reparations Report

Barbados has made another step towards the goal of obtaining regional reparations.

This step comes as members of the island’s Reparations Task Force recently presented Minister of Culture, Sports and Youth, Stephen Lashley, with an official report on arguments in support of reparations, in his Ministry’s Conference Room at Sky Mall.

After receiving the document, Mr. Lashley […]

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