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‘Criminals, not heroes’

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Added 25 February 2015

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Professor Sir Hilary Beckles (left) embracing former university chancellor Sir Shridath Ramphal after delivering his lecture on Monday night. (Pictue by Ricardo Leacock.)

THE PARLIAMENT OF BARBADOS has been challenged to define slavery as a crime against humanity in order to deny past slave owners being robed with a mantle of national hero.

This is coming from Professor Sir Hilary Beckles, principal of the Cave Hill campus and vice chancellor-designate of the University of the West Indies, as he addressed a standing room-only audience at the University of the West Indies’ Errol Barrow Centre For Creative Imagination on Monday night.

Sir Hilary praised Jamaica, whose parliament unanimously passed a resolution that acknowledged slavery as a crime against humanity and that the British government should engage in reparatory justice. (SDB Media)

Please read the full story in today's Midweek Nation, or in the eNATION edition.

 

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