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Olivia Grange announces members of National Council on Reparations

Grange announces members of Jamaica National Council on Reparations

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KINGSTON, Jamaica — Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, Olivia Grange, has announced the appointment of the National Council on Reparations for the period 29 July, 2019 to 28 July, 2022. Grange said that the Council is tasked with formulating strategies to claim, secure and dispense reparations due to the people of Jamaica for the transatlantic slave trade, a statement from the ministry said today. The Council, which is…

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Prof Verene Shepherd, Vice Chair CARICOM Reparations Commission, speaking at the press conference.

CARICOM Reparations Commission Expands List of Countries to be Targeted for Reparations

By News & Current Affairs, Reparations

(Issued on behalf of the CARICOM Reparations Commission) This announcement was made by the Vice-Chair of the CARICOM Reparations Commission (CRC), Prof Verene Shepherd at a press conference held at the Regional Headquarters of The University of the West Indies (UWI) on June 10. She also revealed that the CRC was in the process of preparing a new round of letters of demand to be presented to additional countries identified…

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Centre for Reparation Research Congratulates PM Mottley of Barbados

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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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Photo: Mark Bell Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, Hon. Olivia Grange (at podium), speaks at Reparation Youth Conference, held at the Jamaica Conference Centre in downtown, Kingston, on Friday (May 25). Seated (from left) are: Co-Chair, National Council on Reparations in Jamaica, Professor Verene Shepherd and Nigerian High Commissioner to Jamaica, Her Excellency Janet Olisa. In the background is Charge D’Affaires at the South African High Commission, Mr. Phillip Riley.

Culture Minister Calls on Young Persons to Get More Involved with the Reparation Movement

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By Ainsworth Morris — Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, Hon. Olivia Grange, has called on the nation’s youth to get more involved in the activities of the National Council on Reparations in Jamaica. Speaking at a Reparation Youth Conference, hosted by the Council and ‘Talk Up Yout’ at the Jamaica Conference Centre in downtown Kingston on May 25, the Minister said the Movement needs the support of the…

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Reparations is Focus of May 21st Pledge Drive Edition of Vantage Point — Dr. Ron Daniels

By Reparations, Vantage Point Radio, Video/Audio

Topic/Premium – Stand Up: Reparatory Justice Now. Guests – Dr. Verene Shephard (Vice-Chairperson, CARICOM Reparations Commission, Kingston, Jamaica), James Early (Consultant: Cultural Democracy and Statecraft Heritage Policy, African Diaspora,Washington, D.C.) and Don Rojas (Director of Communications, Institute of the Black World 21st Century, Baltimore, MD)

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The Jamaican Parishes of St Thomas and St Mary Paid a Heavy Price for Freedom

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By Prof. Verene Shepherd (Centre for Reparation Research) and Ahmed Reid (City University of New York) — In a New York Times article by Stephen Castle of December 27, 2014, ironically the anniversary of the outbreak of the war led by Samuel Sharpe that hastened legislative Emancipation by the British, we learned that after a financial crash in 1720, called the South Sea Bubble, the British government was forced to undertake…

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

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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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Reparations Now — The Caribbean Claim for Reparations

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Reparations was the focus of the 2018 Sparer Symposium at the University of Pennsylvania Law School (Penn Law). This video is of a panel discussion “The Caribbean Claim for Reparations ” with José Francisco Ávila, Chairman of the Board of the Garifuna Coalition USA, Inc.; Natsu Taylor Saito, Law Professor at Georgia State University College of Law; Verene A. Shepherd, Director of the Centre for Reparation Research at the University of…

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