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Barbados: UWI to receive millions in reparation payments

The University of Glasgow in the United Kingdom has agreed to pay £200 million in reparation payments to the University of the West Indies.

This was disclosed by Vice Chancellor of The UWI, Sir Hilary Beckles during a recent interview on the Jamaica News Network (JNN) programme – Insight.

Beckles, who recently returned from the UK said the University of Glasgow recognized that Jamaican slave owners had adopted the University of Glasgow as their university of choice and that £200 million of value was extracted from Jamaica and the Caribbean.”

He said while in the UK the Vice Chancellor of the UK-based university Professor Sir Anton Muscatelli opened up their records, which showed a ‘massive influx’ of grants and endowments from Jamaica.

He added the University of Glasgow and UWI are currently drafting a memorandum of understanding, and the term ‘reparatory justice’ is expected to be included.

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