TheBlackList Pub

For All Points-Of-The-View.

At the just concluded meeting of Caribbean Community leaders in Grenada, the question of making European nations that had participated in the transatlantic slave trade compensate the region for the genocide was discussed at length, but officials are tightlipped about exactly what some European governments have indicated in their replies for demands for reparations from the Caribbean.

For most of the past four years, regional governments have been trying to engage former slave-trading nations in a conversation about reparations, but some, such as Britain, have already indicated a disinterest in any kind of payments to the descendants of African slaves, if payments are under the rubric of reparations.

But the final communique of CARICOM’s main summit said that the leaders have mandated the umbrella Reparations Commission and the Guyana-based bloc headquarters to “coordinate the preparation of a strategy that includes diplomatic, media and messaging to advance the reparations claim and to redouble efforts at public education.”

Asked this week for details about what is contained in replies from Britain, France and the Netherlands, Assistant Secretary-General Douglas Slater said members of the prime ministerial subcommittee dealing with reparations are the only ones able to publicly say what is in those replies.

“Yes we have received replies from most of the nations except Portugal,” Slater said, noting that a meeting of the committee is not expected before the annual summer break that follows the holding of the July summit. CONTINUE READING

Amsterdam News
Bert Wilkinson | 7/20/2017, 9:07 a.m.

Views: 83


Donations Accepted

 

Discussion Forum

Rastafarians demand the withdrawal of "Talk Di Truth" PSA presented by National Council on Drug Abuse Jamaica

Started by TheBlackList-Publisher Nov 13. 0 Replies

The Ethio-Africa Diaspora Union Millennium Council aka Rastafari Millennium Council (RMC) and the Haile Selassie 1st Royal Ethiopian Judah Coptic Church demands the immediate withdrawal of the ‘Talk Di Truth’ Public Service Announcement presented by…Continue

U.S. targets Caribbean nationals’ social media

Started by TheBlackList Oct 27. 0 Replies

Social media activity by Caribbean and other foreign nationals residing in the United States, and those hoping to visit the country, will now be the target of closer scrutiny by the U.S. government.The new initiative becomes effective Oct. 18.…Continue

Kennedy Funding Financial Closes $2.09 Million Loan For 570-Acre Property Located in Jamaica

Started by TheBlackList-Publisher Oct 19. 0 Replies

Caribbean loan, secured after seven years of stalled refinancing efforts, required collaboration between seven attorneys in three countriesMost loans take a few weeks or…Continue

Celebrate the Ethiopian New Year at the Nyahbinghi Rastafari Indigenous Village in Jamaica

Started by SendMeYourNews Aug 30. 0 Replies

The Executive Directors of Ethio-Africa Diaspora Union Millennium Council Ltd. in coordination with the Members of the Nyahbinghi Rastafari Indigenous Village,…Continue

Hot Calaloo updates - the latest on crucial issues that affect the Caribbean

Started by TheBlackList Jul 30. 0 Replies

Caribbean activists,Check out the Hot Calaloo website for the latest on crucial issues that affect the Caribbean at http://www.hotcalaloo.com/ In the June_July  2017 update find…Continue

Europe replies to demand for reparations

Started by PhoneMeYourNews:6468205210 Jul 20. 0 Replies

At the just concluded meeting of Caribbean Community leaders in Grenada, the question of…Continue

© 2017   Created by KWASI Akyeampong.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service

Offline

Live Video

= = http://theblacklist.net/