Jamaica Seeking $10.6B In Slave Trade Reparations From Great Britain

Caribbean nation said they are asking Great Britain to pay $10.6 billion (USD) in Reparations.
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Jamaica has put a price tag on slavery and is sending the British government the bill. State officials of the Caribbean nation said they are asking Great Britain to pay $10.6 billion (USD) in Reparations.

The former British colony served as the center of the slave trade, where Africans were kidnapped, enslaved, and forced to work on sugar cane, banana, and other plantations.

That free and inhumane labor greatly enriched the slave owners.

“We are hoping for reparatory justice in all forms that one would expect if they are to really ensure that we get justice from injustices to repair the damages that our ancestors experienced,” Olivia Grange, Minister of Sports, Youth, and Culture, told the Reuters news service. “Our African ancestors were forcibly removed from their home and suffered unparalleled atrocities in Africa to carry out forced labor to the benefit of the British Empire. Redress is well overdue.”

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