KINGSTON, Jamaica — Police in the Corporate Area on Wednesday said that they have taken two wanted men into custody.
The men were listed as wanted for various crimes committed throughout the course of the year, the police said.
They are Andre Carty, otherwise called ‘Dollyman’, of a Kingston add ...more »
MIAMI (AP) — Caribbean nations are joining together to seek reparations for slavery from three former colonial powers.
The prime minister of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines is leading the effort. Prime Minister Ralph Gonsalves tells The Associated Press that the 14 nations of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) have enlisted help from a British human rights law firm.
Gonsalves says CARICOM is also creating a special commission to pursue what he calls an "honest, sober and robust conversation" with Britain, France and the Netherlands about the legacy of slavery and the genocide of native people.
Individual nations and organisations have sought reparations in the past but this is the first push by CARICOM. The British High Commissioner to Jamaica said in a radio interview Wednesday that his government opposes reparations.
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