Replace monuments of those who enabled slavery and colonialism-Terrelonge

A call has been made for Caribbean Governments to replace monuments of people who enabled slavery and colonialism with memorials in honour of their citizens who stood against injustice.


State Minister in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Alando Terrelonge made the call while speaking on reparatory justice at the United Nations (UN) Headquarters in New York recently.

Mr Terrelonge said the removal of statues of enslavers and colonizers is one step that countries can make, while they await the legal framework and action by the UN to effect reparations.


In 2009, the Government established the National Commission on Reparations to recommend the form or forms that reparations may take and to receive testimony from the public and from experts to guide a national approach to reparations for descendants of enslaved people in Jamaica.


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