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Academics To State Case For Reparations

By AVA TURNQUEST
Tribune Chief Reporter
aturnquest@tribunemedia.net

ACADEMICS at the University of the Bahamas (UB) will make their case for reparations and reparative justice in the sixth installment of the Caribbean Critical Symposium Series today.

The event lineup boasts a multi-disciplinary approach to the elusive issue of how African descendents of the trans-Atlantic slave trade can seek and achieve redress for the incidence and legacy of slavery.

Headlining the event as the keynote speaker is Steven Golding, president of the Universal Negro Improvement Association and the African Communities League.

Co-founder and UB lecturer Dr Keithley Woolward said: “We chose reparations partly because it’s current, CARICOM has identified a 10-point reparations platform we felt it was necessary to engage the issues around reparations what exactly it means. The CARICOM platform is unique, it’s not that they’re asking for everyone in the region to get a cheque. They have identified areas that have a clear connection to the passage of slavery.”

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