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St Vincent and the Grenadines prepares to confront dark history of slavery in court


Tiny island group is ready to lead demands that UK, France and Netherlands pay reparations for transatlantic slave trade

St Vincent and the Grenadines. A string of islands that stands out in Caribbean holiday brochures as the destination with the most turquoise of waters, the most pristine of white-sand beaches. Home to the ultra-exclusive private island and celebrity hangout Mustique. Yachting paradise. A population of only 110,000.

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Now it is becoming the perhaps unexpected centre of a pan-Caribbean move to redress one of the great horrors of the 19th century: the transatlantic slave trade.

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