Jamaica will demand compensation from Elizabeth II and the United Kingdom for the slave trade

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July 11, 2021 08:16 GMT

The Government of the Caribbean State maintains that the petition was fully supported by the National Compensation Board and will fall to the country’s Attorney General’s office.

The Jamaican government will seek reparations from Queen Elizabeth II and the UK government for their role in the slave trade, according to the announce it Olivia Grange, Jamaica’s Minister of Culture, Gender, Recreation and Sports.

According to the Jamaican minister, Petition is being prepared which will later be submitted to the Queen and the British administration in order to compensate the citizens of the Caribbean nation for The transatlantic slave trade.

“We are particularly pleased to announce that we have taken further steps in the pursuit of restorative justice for the victims and descendants of the transatlantic slave trade,” he said.

The policy also highlighted that the petition had the full endorsement of the Jamaica National Compensation Board and would fall to the country’s attorney general’s office.

Only in 2015, UK Termination Payments to Expired Slave Owners to the abolition of slavery in 1833. However, the country still faced claims for reparations for the slave trade, in this case from descendants of slaves.

Jamaica became a British colony in 1655. It is estimated from then until 1838 More than 3 million people They were transported from Africa to the British colonies across the Atlantic as part of the transatlantic slave trade.

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