Stuart holds discussions on reparations

Photo: Prime Minister Freundel Stuart (at head of table), listens attentively to CARICOM Secretary-General, Ambassador Irwin LaRocque, during the meeting. To Ambassador LaRocque’s right is Programme Manager for Culture and Community Development at the CARICOM Secretariat, Dr Hilary Brown. (BGIS)

STRATEGIES TO FURTHER the region’s reparations agenda were the focus of discussion when Prime Minister Freundel Stuart met recently with Chairman of the CARICOM Reparations Commission (CRC), Professor Sir Hilary Beckles; and CARICOM Secretary-General, Ambassador Irwin LaRocque.

Stuart, who is the Chairman of the Prime Ministerial Sub-Committee on Reparations for Native Genocide and Slavery, received a progress report on the reparations efforts, and suggested several approaches to advancing the region’s agenda.

Ambassador LaRocque stated some progress had been witnessed since the last Prime Ministerial Sub-Committee meeting, and noted that several of the National Committees established around the region were “mostly active and eager to move forward”. Read more