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Jamaica: Grange Announces Members Of National Council On Reparations

The council will serve from July 29, 2019, to July 28, 2022.

In a statement today, Grange said the Council, which is within the Ministry, is tasked with formulating strategies to claim, secure and dispense reparations due to the people of Jamaica for the transatlantic slave trade.

She further says that the body will also advise the government on matters related to reparatory justice.

She says the Council, chaired by Laleta Davis-Mattis, includes a diverse membership that possesses the requisite skills to advance the argument of reparation for the people of Jamaica.

The members are drawn from the legal fraternity, academia, the Rastafari community, civil society, the Church and the public sector.

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