‘Criminals, not heroes’
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)
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