Skip to main content


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…

Read More
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…

Read More
Students Learn About Reparations During Youth Baton Relays

Students Learn About Reparations During Youth Baton Relays

By News & Current Affairs, Reparations

By Douglas Mcintosh — Students across the region are learning about the ills of slavery and the issues surrounding reparations through the CARICOM Reparations Youth Baton Relays. The relays have been staged in Barbados, Guyana, Suriname and St. Lucia, as well as in Antigua and Barbuda. The exchange of the baton from Antigua to Jamaica took place on October 10. The Jamaica leg was spearheaded by the National Council on Reparation (NCR), which falls under the Ministry of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, in collaboration with the CARICOM Secretariat.

Read More