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Sir Hilary Beckles Archives - Institute of the Black World 21st Century

Let the Reparations Begin

By | Commentaries/Opinions, Reparations

By The Daily Observer — In a surprising bit of news, we learned that the the University of the West Indies (UWI) will receive £200 million in cash and kind from the University of Glasgow in the United Kingdom in what has been described as reparation payments. That is almost EC $695 million!!! This must be great news to the reparation movement, whether they believe that it is sufficient or not,…

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Glasgow University To Pay Reparations For £200m Extracted From Region

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The Jamaica Gleaner — Vice Chancellor of The University of the West Indies (UWI) Sir Hilary Beckles has reported that The University of Glasgow in the United Kingdom (UK) is planning to pay reparations for £200 million (approximately J$34 billion) taken from the Caribbean. According to Beckles, who recently returned from the UK, “The University of Glasgow has recognised that Jamaican slave owners had adopted the University of Glasgow as…

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UWI Among Top 5% Of Best Universities In The World

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By Ricardo Makyn, The Gleaner — The University of the West Indies (UWI) has broken into the Times Higher Education World University Rankings for the first time. The 2019 Times Higher Education World University Rankings has positioned the UWI among the world’s top institutions. The rankings show that the UWI is located among the 1,258 top universities in the world for 2019. This puts the university in the elite band…

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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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Beckles to make case for Windrush generation in London

By | News & Current Affairs, Reparations

BECKLES… to visit London, United Kingdom, this week to participate in discussions concerning the Windrush generation By The Jamaica Observer — Vice-Chancellor of The University of the West Indies (The UWI), Professor Sir Hilary Beckles, is expected to visit London, United Kingdom, this week on a special invitation from the British Library to participate in discussions on the ongoing cases concerning the Windrush generation. A release said yesterday that on…

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Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May, centre left, hosts a meeting with leaders and representatives of Caribbean countries, inside 10 Downing Street in central London, Tuesday April 17, 2017, on the sidelines of the Commonwealth Heads of Government meeting (CHOGM). May met with Caribbean leaders and envoys Tuesday, and told them "we are genuinely sorry for any anxiety that has been caused" personally apologizing for the treatment of long-term U.K. residents from the Caribbean who have been asked to prove their right to stay in the country.

Windrush: Brexit and Blackxit

By | Commentaries/Opinions

By Professor Sir Hilary Beckles — Caribbean Prime Ministers witnessed it first-hand. They were gathered in England as a Commonwealth when Prime Minister May tried to take the sails out of the Windrush. They spoke of the crime of citizenship denied; they demanded justice for all West Indians. Prime Minister Holness spoke to the press and held the centre for the Caribbean. There was vexation in his eyes but his…

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The Centre for Reparation Research at The University of the West Indies confronts claims by British Treasury

By | Reparations, Video/Audio | No Comments

February 21, 2018 — Media Conference: The Centre for Reparation Research at The University of the West Indies confronts claims by British Treasury. Professor Sir Hilary Beckles, Vice-Chancellor, The UWI & Chair, Caricom Reparation Commission The Hon. Lester Michael Henry, Minister of Transport and Works, Jamaica Professor Verene Shepherd, Director, The Centre for Reparation Research, The UWI Lord Anthony Gifford, National Council on Reparation, Jamaica Also see these related articles…

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The Cameron Deception: The UK Refuses To Apologize For Slavery While Paying Off Debts Up To 2015

The Cameron Deception: The UK Refuses To Apologize For Slavery While Paying Off Debts Up To 2015

By | Reparations

On September 30, 2015 when Prime Minister David Cameron of Great Britain & Northern Ireland addressed the Jamaican Parliament and told the people of the island and region that slavery was a long time ago and that it was time black people ‘get over it’, he was not speaking the truth. He was speaking the greatest falsehood of the modern era in respect of the crime of British slavery. He…

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