The Gleaner presents the first in the new monthly guest column, ‘Reparation Time’, in association with The Centre for Reparation Research (CRR) at The University of the West Indies. The mandate of the CRR, established by The UWI in 2016 at the request of Heads of Government of CARICOM, and launched officially in October 2017, […]
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 […]
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 […]
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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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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Scholars from the Caribbean recently renewed their call for reparations in recompense for hundreds of years of native genocide and enslavement in the region. The calls were made during a recent virtual symposium to honour the life and work of St. Lucian Nobel Laureate Sir William Arthur Lewis.
The symposium was hosted by the CARICOM Reparations […]
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