On this episode of Region Talk we feature the Media Conference held by The Centre for Reparation Research on February 21 2018 at the UWI Regional Headquarters in Kingston Jamaica.
The media conference was held in response to a tweet, by the UK Treasury, making reference to the payments on the loans used to buy the freedom of slaves in 1833, were being made as recently as 2015.
In attendance were,The UWI Vice Chancellor, Professor Sir Hilary Beckles in his capacity as Chair of the CARICOM Preparations Commission; The Hon. Lester Michael Henry, Jamaica’s Minister of Transport and Works; and Lord Anthony Gifford of Jamaica’s National Council on Reparation.
The event was chaired by Professor Verene Shepherded, Director of the Centre for Reparation Research.