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September 22nd, 2023
‘It is high time reparatory justice is made priority’- UN Human Rights Commissioner

NEW YORK, USA- Even as the [British] Virgin Islands struggle against the heavy hand of colonialism by the United Kingdom (UK), UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Volker Türk has said it was paramount that “strong leadership and political will from States and the international community be galvanised to finally, comprehensively address the entrenched legacies of colonialism, enslavement and the trade in enslaved Africans.”

August 22nd, 2023
Family of Fmr British PM to visit Guyana to apologise for slavery & pay reparations

GEORGETOWN, Guyana, SA - When the University of Guyana launches its International Centre for Migration and Diaspora Studies, family members of John Gladstone, who owned 2,500 enslaved Africans on his plantations in Guyana and the Caribbean, will be visiting Guyana to apologise for their ancestors' role in slavery.

August 9th, 2023
‘It is Africa that owes Reparations’- Sandra Phillip-Hodge

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- While local politicians and Caribbean leaders have been making calls for the United Kingdom and other countries of Europe to pay reparations for slavery, there are some who believe the descendants of slaves should not concern themselves with that and that it is Africa who they should be looking to for reparations.

August 1st, 2023
‘I don’t like to hear about reparations’- Eileene L. Parsons

PALESTINA ESTATE, Tortola, VI- Cultural icon and former legislator Eileene L. Parsons, OBE does not believe the Virgin Islands (VI) should be fighting for reparations for slavery, and instead should just be grateful for where it has come.

March 1st, 2023
African royals visit Caribbean to discuss impacts of slavery

KINGSTON, Jamaica, WI- A 15-member royal delegation from Africa is visiting Jamaica to hold discussions about how the trans-Atlantic slave trade affected the continent.

February 9th, 2023
Hon Fraser: Grenada will send ‘wrong message’ if reparations taken on current terms

SEA COWS BAY, Tortola, VI- Leader of His Majesty’s Loyal Opposition Honourable Julian Fraser RA (R3) has said the £100,000 in reparations expected to be given to Grenada by the aristocrat Trevelyan family, towards the establishment of a community fund for economic development, is a misdirection and speaks to insensitivity.

February 5th, 2023
Wealthy British family to pay reparations to Grenada

ST GEORGE’S, Grenada- A United Kingdom (UK) family will publicly apologise to the people of the Caribbean island of Grenada, where its ancestors had more than 1,000 slaves in the 19th Century.

January 4th, 2023
Reparations: Barbados task force sets sights on UK families who owned slave plantations

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados – The Barbados National Task Force on Reparations is turning its sights on families who once owned slave plantations in the Caribbean island, singling out the Drax family connected to UK Conservatory MP, Richard Drax.

September 20th, 2022
The double edge sword of Colonialism

Thomas C. Famous

The English language is one of the most powerful tools in the world.

September 15th, 2022
Students tasked to make slavery reparations, VI independence a reality

SEA COWS BAY, Tortola, VI – Students of Ebenezer Thomas Primary School have been tasked to seek reparations for slavery and make independence a reality as part of their duties as the next generation of Virgin Islanders.

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