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By The Jamaica Observer

The African Caribbean Institute of Jamaica/Jamaica Memory Bank (ACIJ/JMB), in collaboration with the National Council on Reparation will be staging a debate competition under the theme ‘From Enslavement to Reparation’, as part of its year-long series of activities on reparation.

The competition, which kicks off this Tuesday, October 2 at 10:00 am at the Institute of Jamaica lecture hall, 10 – 16 East Street, Kingston, will engage nine schools — St Jago High, Meadowbrook High, St Hugh’s High, Jamaica College, Titchfield High, Gaynstead High, Wolmer’s Boys’, Ardenne High, and St Andrew Technical.

St Jago and Meadowbrook will in the first match, debate the moot, “Be it resolved that reparation to descendants of enslavement in the Anglophone Caribbean would reopen old wounds and destabilise relations between blacks and whites”.

It will be followed by matches on October 9, 11, 16, 18, 23, 25 and 30. Matches scheduled for October 9- 18 will be held at Simon Bolivar Cultural Centre, 10 – 12 North Parade, Kingston. All other matches will take place at Institute of Jamaica.

The ACIJ/JMB is a division of Institute of Jamaica, an agency of the Ministry of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport.


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