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CARICOM on Latest Developments in the Situation in the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela

By | News & Current Affairs

Statement by the Conference of Heads of Government of CARICOM on the Latest Developments in the Situation in the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela. By CARICOM — The following Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) – Antigua and Barbuda, Barbados, Belize, Dominica, Jamaica, Montserrat, St. Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Trinidad and Tobago; Foreign Ministers of Grenada and Suriname [1] ;, meeting by video-conference…

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David Comissiong

LEAD, CARICOM, LEAD !

By | Commentaries/Opinions

By David Comissiong Barbados Ambassador to Caricom — ARTICLE 6 of the Revised Treaty of Chaguaramas commits the 15 Member States of our Caribbean Community (CARICOM) to “enhanced coordination of Member States’ foreign and foreign economic policies” and to “the achievement of a greater measure of…… effectiveness in dealing with third States, groups of States and entities of any description.” Well, if our Caribbean Community (CARICOM) ever needed a unified…

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Scotland and UK Flag

It’s time for Scotland to make reparations for slavery

By | Commentaries/Opinions, Reparations

Scotland should take responsibility for the major and highly lucrative role it played in the transatlantic slave trade. By Elliot Ross, Al Jazeera — The late Jamaican-British intellectual Stuart Hall liked to describe the entanglement of the United Kingdom with the peoples of Africa and the Caribbean with the provocation: “I am the sugar at the bottom of the English cup of tea. I am the sweet tooth, the sugar plantations that rotted…

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Members of the CARICOM Reparations Commission (CRC) representing national reparations committees and councils from across the region met recently at the Regional HQ of the University of the West Indies (UWI) in Jamaica for a two-day retreat to review the Commission's work over the past two years and to map out an agenda for 2019.

Photo from CARICOM Reparations Commission (CRC) Retreat

By | Reparations

Members of the CARICOM Reparations Commission (CRC) representing national reparations committees and councils from across the region met recently at the Regional HQ of the University of the West Indies (UWI) in Jamaica for a two-day retreat to review the Commission’s work over the past two years and to map out an agenda for 2019.

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Sir Hilary Beckles

Emancipation Day Message by Chairman, CARICOM Reparations Committee

By | Commentaries/Opinions, Reparations

By Professor 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 of the gesture of Emancipation, legislated…

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Mia Mottley

Centre for Reparation Research Congratulates PM Mottley of Barbados

By | Reparations

CRR Expresses Commitment to Work with her on Reparations Matters By Centre for Reparation Research — 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 Heads of Government of CARICOM Conference…

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Jamaica's Prime Minister Andrew Holness (fourth left) strikes up a conversation with (from left) St Lucia's Prime Minister Allan Chastinet, Barbados' Prime Minister Mia Mottley and Grenada's Prime Minister Dr Keith Mitchell before the start of Friday night's press conference. (Photo: Anthony Lewis)

Mottley: Caricom meeting was ‘action, not a bag a words’

By | News & Current Affairs

By Horace Hines, Jamaica Observer — MONTEGO BAY, St James — Caribbean Community (Caricom) heads of government are in agreement that the just-concluded 39th Regular Meeting held in Jamaica was not a talk shop, but harvested significant advances of integration in the region. The conference was held at the Montego Bay Convention Centre from July 4 to 6. “Action, not a bag a words,” was how Barbados Prime Minister…

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UK Minister Continues to Ignore the Crimes of Slavery

By | Reparations

A joint statement from the CARICOM Reparations Commission (CRC) and the Centre for Reparation Research (CRR) — In a recent column published in the Jamaica Observer newspaper, UK Minister Lord Tariq Ahmad, said it was his honour, as minister of state for the Caribbean and the Commonwealth, “to join in celebrating the achievements of the Windrush generation, the role they play in UK-Caribbean relations and in making our country the…

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Bert Samuels And Anthony Gifford

Reparation Phase Two: What Are The Damages?

By | Reparations

Bert Samuels And Anthony Gifford, The Gleaner — In the years in which reparation advocates have been active in the campaign for reparation for native genocide, African enslavement and post-colonial harm, some remarkable advances have been made. The Jamaican Parliament has passed a historic bipartisan motion calling for reparation to be made to Jamaica by the United Kingdom for the crimes against humanity which were committed. Reparation committees and councils…

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International Meeting on Reparations - Caracas, May 8th - 10th, 2018

Declaration from the International Meeting on Reparations in Caracas, Venezuela

By | Reparations

International Meeting on Reparations Caracas, May 8th – 10th, 2018 DECLARATION 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, declared as the Afro-Venezuelan National Day. Delegates from different…

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