KINGSTON, Jamaica (CMC) – Police in the United States have arrested a 19-year-old man and charged him with aggravated assault after the lead singer of the Grammy Award winning reggae group - Toots and the Maytals - was injured during a performance over the weekend.
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KINGSTON, Jamaica - Minister of Youth and Culture Lisa Hanna has reconvened the National Commission on Reparations.
The Commission is chaired by Professor Verene Shepherd, Professor of Social History & University Director of the Institute for Gender & Development at the University of the West Indies (UWI).
The reconvened Commission will have its second meeting on Thursday, November 1 at the UWI, Mona.
Its first meeting was held in October at the Ministry of Youth and Culture.
At its initial meeting members were charged by Hanna with continuing “an important task that will deepen and strengthen the institutions and framework that give meaning to the ideas and ideals of sovereignty.”
Professor Shepherd told the members, including some who served on the previous Commission and who were thanked for their pioneering work, that despite the cynicism that sometimes have and will continue to accompany discussions on reparations, the Commission will not be deterred from pursuing and taking forward what is a legitimate issue.
In addition to reviewing work done by the previous Commission, which was chaired by the late Professor Barry Chevannes, the reconvened Commission plans to meet monthly as well as to continue to facilitate public consultations.
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