Sir Hilary Beckles Appointed Chair of Caribbean Reparation Commission

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We extend our congratulations to Sir Hilary Beckles—Pro-Vice-Chancellor and Principal of the University of the West Indies-Cave Hill, Barbados, and author of the recently published Britain’s Black Debt: Reparation for Caribbean Slavery and Native Genocide—for his new appointment as chair of the Caribbean Reparation Commission. See more details in article below:

Noted Caribbean academic, Professor Sir Hilary Beckles, has been appointed to chair a Caribbean Reparation Commission that will seek to advance the region’s position on the injustices suffered as a result of the slave trade. Sir Hilary was appointed at the end of the first ever three-day Regional Reparation Conference that ended here late Tuesday.

Caribbean Community (CARICOM) leaders at their meeting in Trinidad in July had agreed to the formation of a region-wide Reparations Commission to seek compensation from Europe for native genocide and enslavement of Africans during colonisation. Member of the St. Vincent and the…

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