The Jamaican government stated that the damaging effects of slavery still continue and that they will prepare a petition for compensation to be presented to Queen Elizabeth II and England.
“We are particularly pleased to announce that we have taken further steps in our effort to seek compensatory justice for the victims and descendants of the transatlantic slave trade,” Olivia Grange, Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sports, said in a statement. said.
The compensation petition step was also supported by the opposition People’s National Party (PNP) in Jamaica.
PNP leader Mark Golding said the opposition had long supported the call for slavery reparations.
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