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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The Caribbean’s case for reparations: Part 1

This is the first article in a series that highlights the question of slavery reparations in the Caribbean. It is based around issues discussed in the NCG Bocas Lit Fest’s live stream event, ‘The Case for Reparations,’ which featured an in-depth conversation with Sir Hilary Beckles, chair of the CARICOM Reparations Commission.

By Janine Mendes-Franco

On October […]

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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

THE EDITOR, Madam:

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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