Monday 25 September 2017

14 Caribbean nations seek slavery damages

Associated Press

Caribbean nations are joining together to seek reparations for slavery from three former colonial powers.

The prime minister of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines is leading the effort. Prime Minister Ralph Gonsalves said the 14 nations of the Caribbean Community organisation have enlisted help from a British human rights law firm.

Gonsalves says Caricom is also creating a special commission to pursue what he calls an "honest, sober and robust conversation" with Britain, France and the Netherlands about the legacy of slavery and the genocide of native people.

Individual nations have sought reparations before but this is the first push by Caricom.

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