Britain remembers its past but urges others to forget theirs

Regional Headquarters, Jamaica. November 15, 2017. Director of the Centre for Reparation Research (CRR) at The University of the West Indies (The UWI), Professor Verene Shepherd issues the following statement on the recent remarks by Lord Tariq Ahmad, British Minister of State with responsibility for the Caribbean, Commonwealth and the United Nations, as he concluded […]

Irma-Maria: A Reparations Requiem for Caribbean Poverty

Regional Headquarters, Jamaica. September 22, 2017. Vice-Chancellor of The University of the West Indies (The UWI), Professor Sir Hilary Beckles issues the following statement on the aftermath of Hurricanes Irma and Maria: “Hurricane Irma’s fury preceded Maria’s by a deadly Caribbean second. Together they constitute the familiar sound of death and destruction reminiscent of a […]

UWI’s Vice Chancellor Receives Two Honours in Connecticut, USA

March 2nd, 2017, has been proclaimed by the City of Hartford in the State of Connecticut, USA as “Sir Hilary Beckles Day.” Hartford Mayor Luke Bronin, in his proclamation, following a series of public engagements in the city made reference to Vice Chancellor Sir Hilary Beckles for his “global service in the cause of social […]

Rekindling the Caribbean Renaissance

I offer support for the objectives of Black History Month by placing on its agenda the need for an urgent Caribbean dialogue on the development challenges facing our people. Where we have reached in our historic flight to freedom as a community needs to be assessed and the depth of our dedication to promoting popular […]