January 25, 2020

Caribbean’s Hilary Beckles to Europe: ‘Clean Up Colonial Mess’

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From TeleSUR Sir Hilary Beckles, the vice-chancellor of the UWI and chairman of the Reparations Committee, argued that the visages of slavery are still current and active. Sir Hilary Beckles, chair of the Caribbean Community (Caricom) Reparations Commission has urged European governments and their institutions to come back to the region to help participate in […]

Opinion: Windrush: Brexit and Blackxit

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BY SIR HILARY BECKLES From Jamaica Observer CARIBBEAN prime ministers witnessed it first-hand. They were gathered in England as a Commonwealth when PM Theresa May tried to take the sails out of the Windrush. They spoke of the crime of citizenship denied; they demanded justice for all West Indians. Prime Minister Holness spoke to the […]

The View From Europe: The EU27, common values and the Caribbean

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By David Jessop From Dominican Today At the start of February, Stefano Manservisi, the Director General of the European Commission’s Development Directorate, delivered a lecture at the Mona campus of the University of the West Indies (UWI). It was a part of university’s Distinguished Open Lectures series. His subject was ‘The EU and the Caribbean: […]

Sir Hilary speaks out against EU Blacklisting

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From The Barbados Advocate “The European Union, while it has pulled us in through the EPA (Economic Partnership Agreement), is also pushing us out through some of the blacklisting analyses they have put in place for our service economy”. The above sentiments were shared by Vice Chancellor of the University of the West Indies (UWI), […]