R.M.C. address to CARICOM Conference on Reparations – St Vincent & the Grenadines

R.M.C. address to CARICOM Conference on Reparations – St Vincent & the Grenadines

“The struggle to gain sovereign rights over our own continent developed into bitter confrontations. Thus Ethiopia with her sovereign His Imperial Majesty (HIM) Emperor Haile Sellassie the first (I) became the pivotal example for liberation and international morality. A clear example of how savage the opposition forces were against the Back-to-Africa movement was displayed through the persecution of Marcus Garvey – the Provisional President of Africa, and his Universal Negro Improvement Association (UNIA). What is very important to note is that reparations for colonialism and slavery atrocities were never pursued by these Back-to-Africa movements! It was because of these persistent interferences and destructive elements towards repatriation why the Rastafari Communities in Jamaica and worldwide have advocated for repatriation with compensation since history clearly records the persecutions Africans encountered in establishing their own economic platforms; and only by reparations can these imbalances be finally resolved. ”

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