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The Caribbean’s case for reparations: Part 2

By Reparations

This is the second article in a series that highlights the question of slavery reparations in the Caribbean. (See Part 1 here.) It is based around issues discussed in the NGC 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. *** Reparatory justice: ‘The greatest political movement of the 21st century’ By Janine Mendes-Franco — In commemoration…

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Screenshot of the Facebook live stream of Bocas Lit Fest’s “The Case for Reparations,” a conversation with Sir Hilary Beckles (right), chaired by Andy Knight, which took place on October 11, 2020.

Beckles Calls for $50 billion Reparations Fund

By Reparations

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 be passed on to individuals but, with approval of the regional and global management committee, go towards capital outlay for much…

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Screenshot of the Facebook live stream of Bocas Lit Fest's “The Case for Reparations,” a conversation with Sir Hilary Beckles (right), chaired by Andy Knight (left), which took place on October 11, 2020.

The Caribbean’s case for reparations: Part 1

By Reparations

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 (right), chair of the CARICOM Reparations Commission. *** Refusal of reparations denies ‘the criminal nature of colonial crimes’ By Janine Mendes-Francol — On October 12, 1492, Christopher Columbus…

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Vantage Point: The Case for Reparations: Native Genocide In the Caribbean • Indigenous Peoples’ Day

By News & Current Affairs, Vantage Point Radio

Vantage Point October 12, 2020 — On this Indigenous Peoples’ Day Edition of Vantage Point, host Dr. Ron Daniels aka The Professor talks with guest Hon. Cozier P. Frederick. Topic The Case for Reparations: Native Genocide in the Caribbean Special Guest Hon. Cozier P. Frederick, Minister of Environment, Rural Modernization and Kalinago Upliftment, Dominica, West Indies Plus The Professor on the Soap Box Dr. Ron Daniels aka The Professor Ways…

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Africa, Bert Sam, Caribbean, Centre for Reparations Research, Colonialism, Cozier Frederick, CRR, Dominique Day, Dr. Ron Daniels, Earl Bousquet, June Soomer, Ka'Bu Ma'at Kheru, Kibwe Copeland, Laleta Davis-Mattis, PJ Patterson, Sir Hilary Beckles, University of the West Indies, UWI, Verene Shepherd

Centre for Reparation Research Commemorates Indigenous Peoples Day with a Virtual Symposium

By News & Current Affairs, Reparations

October 12, 2020 — The Centre for Reparations Research and the University of the West Indies presents it’s 3rd Anniversary Symposium “The Indigenous Peoples and Colonising Deformities: Africa, the Americas, and the Caribbean after 1942”. Hon. P. J. Patterson and Sir Hilary Beckles among Guest Speakers Italian explorer and navigator Christopher Columbus arrived in the Americas on Oct. 12, 1492. In 1494, he launched the trans-Atlantic slave trade, sending enslaved…

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President of Guyana Dr Irfaan Ali (L) and US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo at a joint press conference at State House in Georgetown

Warning Signs: Mike Pompeo Goes to Guyana

By Commentaries/Opinions

By Ryan Cecil Jobson and Matthew Quest — The latest episode of U.S. imperialist intrigue in the Americas deserves our critical attention. On September 17, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo landed in Suriname, beginning a diplomatic tour of South America that will include additional stops in Guyana, Brazil, and Colombia. But what is the motivation for Pompeo to visit Guyana, a country demeaned until recently as the “second poorest in…

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The Queen and Prince Philip in Barbados in 1966. The island plans to remove her as head of state and become a republic by November 2021.

Barbados revives plan to remove Queen as head of state and become a republic

By News & Current Affairs

Barbados has announced its intention to remove the Queen as its head of state and become a republic by November 2021. A speech written by its prime minister, Mia Mottley, quoted a warning by the Caribbean island nation’s first premier, Errol Barrow, against “loitering on colonial premises”. Reading the speech, governor-general Dame Sandra Mason said: “The time has come to fully leave our colonial past behind. Barbadians want a Barbadian…

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Andrew Holness

Jamaica election: Andrew Holness’ JLP re-elected amid rise in Covid-19 cases

By News & Current Affairs

Andrew Holness has been prime minister since March 2016 Jamaica’s ruling party has been re-elected with a landslide victory. By BBC — The centre-right Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) won 49 of 63 seats in Thursday’s parliamentary election. Prime Minister Andrew Holness called for the early vote last month in what analysts saw as a bid to capitalise on people’s satisfaction with his economic agenda and early response to the virus….

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I Can’t Breathe! — The Black Lives Matter movement from a Barbados/Caribbean perspective

By Editors' Choice

A multi-dimension film that explores the Black Lives Matter movement from a Barbados/Caribbean perspective. Featuring: Eddy Grant Anthony “Gabby” Carter David Comissiong Robert “Bobby” Clarke Trevor Marshall Luci Hammans Alex Downes Peter “Adonijah” Alleyne Aida Gerbremariam Riddim Tribe Dance Collective Produced/Choreographed by: Aisha Comissiong

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Eric Lewis, hereditary prince of the First Peoples of Moruga, at La Retraite Beach in in Trinidad and Tobago, to the east of which lie Trinity Hills.

Trinidad and Tobago – Protecting the iconic Three Sisters

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A draft management plan for the Trinity Hills environment project in Trinidad & Tobago suggests urgent action is needed to prevent losses to the sanctuary and forest reserve. By Jewel Fraser, IPS — Trinity Hills in Trinidad and Tobago’s southeast region, also affectionately known as the Three Sisters, is home to a wildlife sanctuary that serves as a sort of incubator for fauna to reproduce and replenish the surrounding forest…

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