Queen Sentenced to Pay Billions of Dollars in Slavery Reparations as Jamaica Rages Against British Empire | Royal | New
A Jamaican politician said a claim for compensation would be “presented to the Queen”. The British monarch is officially titled Queen of Jamaica because the nation is part of the British Commonwealth. Jamaica has sought slavery reparations from the Queen, as she is the head of state of the United Kingdom.
Jamaican politician Olivia “Babsy” Grange has said she wants to ask Her Majesty for compensation for all citizens of the country.
Caribbean Minister of Culture Ms Grange said: “We are particularly pleased to report that we have taken further steps in our progress in the search for restorative justice for victims and descendants of the transatlantic slave trade.
“The petition must be presented to the Queen of the United Kingdom and / or the Government of the United Kingdom.”
The politician added that the Jamaican National Council of Reparation fully supported the petition and that it was agreed that: “The attorney general’s office should weigh the merits of the petition in the event of government involvement. Jamaican in the petition.
The politician added, “It would be the responsibility of the attorney general’s office to file the petition on behalf of the Jamaican people. “
In 2015, David Cameron visited Jamaica and faced calls to pay billions of pounds in slavery reparations.
It was not until 2015 that the UK finally paid off the debt of slave families who demanded compensation for the abolition of slavery in 1833.
This has led critics of Jamaica’s decision to claim that UK taxpayers have already paid their share of the compensation.
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“They made up about 70 percent of all Africans transported to the Americas.
“Britain was most dominant between 1640 and 1807 when the British slave trade was abolished.”
In total, approximately 3.1 million people of African descent were transported to the British colonies in the Americas and the Caribbean.
It is estimated that only 2.7 million people survived the dangerous “middle passage” in the confines of slave ships across the ocean.