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Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon. Pearnel Charles (left), accepts the relay torch from Karim Murray (fourth right) a participant in the Reparations Youth Baton Relay and Rally. Others observing (from second left) are Deputy Clerk of the Houses of Parliament, Valrie Curtis; President of the Senate, Tom Tavares-Finson; Clerk to the Houses of Parliament, Heather Cooke; and other participants in the relay. The Reparations Youth Baton Relay and Rally is a CARICOM project aimed at building awareness among young people across the region about the issues surrounding the reparations movement and agenda.

Jamaicans Deserve Compensation for Indignities of Slavery – Charles

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By Latonya Linton, Jamaica Information Service — Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon. Pearnel Charles, says that compensation should be awarded for the many indignities heaped on the country’s ancestors during the period of slavery. He made the remarks during the Reparations Youth Baton Relay and Rally at Gordon House on November 21. Mr. Charles argued that the British Government felt that it was just to compensate the planters, who…

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Grenada's Maurice Bishop (C) with Daniel Ortega from Nicaragua and Cuba's Fidel Castro

The Russian Revolution and the Caribbean

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By Earl Bousquet — The Russian Revolution did get support from the Caribbean, then called the “West Indies,” when it shook the world in 1917. History records that Marcus Mosiah Garvey, the Jamaican who led the largest organization of Black people in the Western hemisphere ever, quickly dispatched a letter from the United Negro Improvement Association, on behalf of its millions of members in the United States, the Caribbean and…

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