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Jamaicans Seeking Reparations for Slavery

KINGSTON, Jamaica (AP) Jamaican lawmakers are seeking to revive a slavery reparations commission that could lead to requests for compensation from Britain or repatriation of some Jamaicans to Africa.

The government said in a statement Friday that Youth and Culture Minister Lisa Hanna has asked the Cabinet to create a new commission. The previous one disbanded in February 2010 because of financial difficulties.

If formed, the commission would hold public

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One Response to Jamaicans Seeking Reparations for Slavery

  1. Sean

    April 25, 2012 at 4:31 pm

    I’m a professional white male in the good old USA, Reparations for Slavery are in line considering the trillions of dollars gain from interest money as a result of free labor. If it were any other race of people Reparations for Slavery would have been complete.