Newsletter 08/13 - Apologies and compensations to the former Caribbean colonies
The thirty-fourth summit of the Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community was held in Port of Spain, the capital of Trinidad and Tobago, from 4 to 6 July 2013 with the attendance of a dozen delegations. During the summit, the proposal of the Prime minister of Antigua and Barbuda Baldwin Spencer to promote actions to monitor the reparations for the genocide of the native people and slavery was endorsed by the Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community.
CARICOM was born in 1973 to promote economic integration and cooperation among the Caribbean nations and is today made up of fifteen members, five associates and eight observers. This summit marked its fortieth anniversary.
By approving actions to monitor the reparations for the genocide of the native people and the slavery, the members of CARICOM decided to set up some "national reparations committees" in each member State and the creation of a " CARICOM reparation Commission" composed of the chairmen of the national committees. The Heads of Government of Barbados (chairman), Saint Vincent and The Grenadines, Haiti, Guyana, Suriname and Trinidad and Tobago will provide a political supervision.
Colonialism Reparation supports the decision of the members of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) to promote actions to monitor the reparations for the genocide of the native people and slavery with the set up of "national reparations Committees" and calls on the former colonizers (United Kingdom, France, Netherlands, etc. ) to apologize and compensate their former colonies for the colonial period.