Vice Chancellor calls for reparation payment to descendants of slaves

first_img[su_pullquote align=”right”]“Britain needs to be brought to the table to discuss the process of reparation, and if we can take this conversation to the higher level and make these demands… then these should become the basis of a summit.” – Professor Hilary Beckles[/su_pullquote]Vice Chancellor, University of the West Indies, Professor Sir Hilary Beckles, has renewed the call for reparations valuing £76 billion be paid to the descendants of enslaved people of the Caribbean by former European slave-trading nation, Britain. “The £20 million that they paid to the slave owners should have been paid to the enslaved. We have to make a claim to that money. We have an entitlement to that £20 million that was paid in 1834 (which) today values £76 billion,” he said. Professor Beckles made the call while speaking on the topic ‘Faked Emancipation, Insincere Independence, Reparatory Justice: A 21st Century Paradigm for Economic Growth’ at a symposium held at the Mona Visitors’ Lodge, University of the West Indies, on October 11. Observation of Emancipation Period Combines Commemoration,… ‘The Wehby Report’ Distributed to CWI Stakeholders The Professor, who is also Chair of the CARICOM Reparation Commission, further suggested that the Caribbean’s bilateral debt should be offset against the £76 billion. Read more at: Jamaica Information Service  Share this:PrintTwitterFacebookLinkedInLike this:Like Loading… The UWI, University of St Martin Sign MOU, Marking Historic… UWI Vice Chancellor Says Caribbean in Need of Special,… Aug 17, 2020center_img Aug 1, 2020 Oct 12, 2020 Sep 11, 2020 You may be interested in… Slavery loan wasn’t fully repaid by Britain until 2015 – CARICOM Reparations Chair  A loan that was taken by the British Government to pay slave owners for the abolition of slavery in 1834 was not fully repaid until 2015. This disclosure was made by Vice-Chancellor of The UWI and Chair of the CARICOM Reparations Commission, Sir Hilary Beckles at a press conference hosted at the University of…February 22, 2018In “Antigua & Barbuda”Emancipation remains a work in progress – Chair of CARICOM Reparations CommissionEmancipation Day Message by Dr. Hilary Beckles, Chairman of the CARICOM Reparations Commission 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…August 1, 2018In “CARICOM”Beckles calls for High-Level International Reparations SummitProf. Sir Hilary Beckles, Chairman of the CARICOM Reparations Commission (CRC), is calling for a reparations summit involving the governments of the Caribbean and of Europe and with representatives of their private corporations, universities and civil society organisations, to discuss their contributions to a development plan for the Caribbean. The…July 9, 2020In “CARICOM”Share this on WhatsApplast_img

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