Carib Comments

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“There will be no moving on as though nothing happened. We are not listening to that kind of talk. The world knows what happened to our people during slavery because it is well documented”- Jamaica’s Minister Without Portfolio in the Office of the Prime Minister  Mike Henry makes it clear his government does not intend to back down from its push for reparation for the descendants of the enslaved.

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