Jamaica to seek compensation from Britain for the slave trade during colonial times

Jamaica’s Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, Olivia Grange, announced that her country is preparing to demand compensation from the Queen of England, Elizabeth II, for the victims, and their families, of slavery during colonial times.

In a statement, Grange assured that the harmful effects of slavery still continued and that they would therefore prepare a compensation request to the queen.

“We are pleased to announce that we have taken a further step in our pursuit of restorative justice for the victims and descendants of the transatlantic slave trade,” said Grange.

“The petition will be presented to the Queen of England or her Government,” added Grange.

The demand for compensation was also supported by the opposition Jamaican National People’s Party (PNP).

PNP leader Mark Golding reports that the opposition has long supported requests for reparations for slavery.

The Queen of England in turn serves as head of state for the member states of the Commonwealth of Nations, including Jamaica.

Elizabeth II carries out her duties through a governor-general appointed by her for each member state.

In Commonwealth member states, government programs are prepared by the prime minister, but it is the governor-general who interprets them on behalf of the queen.

* Translated by Daniel Gallego.

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