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CARICOM told to lead by example in fight for reparatory justice

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By
Theresa Goodwin

theresa.goodwin@antiguaobserver.com

CARICOM leaders are being urged to use the
“bold step” taken by Prime Minister Gaston Browne as motivation to further
propel the fight for reparatory justice.

The Antiguan and Barbudan leader recently
penned a letter to the President of Harvard University, Lawrence Bacow,
demanding payments for the gains Harvard enjoyed at the expense of Antiguan
slaves.

In his letter dated October 30th, 2019, Browne
also argued that the law school continues to remain silent despite having
received correspondence from the government’s Ambassador to the United States,
Sir Ronald Sanders almost a year ago.

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However, Associate Professor at Columbia
University, Dr Verene Shepherd said that in 2013 CARICOM made a bold bid to
join all the other activists in the fight for reparatory justice and they have
made small progress since.

She is hoping the call by PM Browne would
inspire a re-energised campaign.

“CARICOM itself needs to lead by example and get re-energised; it can’t be just a few Prime Ministers and a few activists. There needs to be a means by which leadership is going to be there to energise the movement because it is slowing too much,” Dr Shepherd said.

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