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Caribbean Asks For Reparations

Above Photo: Protesters in St Vincent during the royal visit last week. Kenton X Chance/I-Witness News.

Colonialism Reparation supports the request for reparations of the members of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) for the genocide of native people and slavery.

And calls on the former colonizers (United Kingdom, France, Netherlands, etc.) to apologize and pay compensations for the colonial period.

Despite the COVID-19 pandemic on September 26, 2020 during the General Debate of the 74th session of the United Nations General Assembly the Prime Minister of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Ralph Gonsalves said that […] the international campaign for reparatory justice, widely promoted by governments across our Caribbean Community and by social activists within the industrialized metropoles, must form part of any serious efforts to achieve the sustainable development agenda […].

On November 3, 2020 during the “Peacebuilding and sustaining peace” debate organized by the United Nations Security Council the President of the “CARICOM Reparations Commission” Hilary Beckles […] called on the Council to acknowledge the global reparatory movement, adding that while most crimes against humanity were committed in past, the current century will be one of peace and justice […].

On September 7, 2021 the first CARICOM – Africa summit was held during which […] the Heads of State and Government agreed to participate fully in the High Level meeting of the UN General Assembly later this month to commemorate the twentieth anniversary of the 2001 UN World Conference Against Racism, and to jointly use that event to advance the claim for reparations within the processes of the United Nations […].

On November 30, 2021 the transition of Barbados to a republic by removing Elizabeth II as Head of State after nearly four hundred years of British colonization revived calls for reparations, while on January 25, 2022 the President of Venezuela Nicolas Maduro created the Presidential Commission for Historical Truth, Justice and Reparation of Colonial Rule and its Consequences in Venezuela. In March and April 2022 the visits of the heirs to the throne were the subject of protests and requests for reparations in BelizeJamaicaBahamasGrenadaSaint Vincent and the GrenadinesAntigua and Barbuda and Saint Lucia.

Colonialism Reparation supports the request of the members of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) for reparations for the genocide of the native people and the slavery and calls on the former colonizers (United Kingdom, France, Spain, Portugal, Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, Denmark etc.) to apologize and pay compensations for the colonial period without being forced to appear before a court.

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