Reparations Youth Baton Relay starts in St Thomas Featured

The Honourable Olivia Grange, Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport hands over the Reparations Baton to head boy Daneil Reid and head girl Renae Robinson of Paul Bogle High School (2nd r-l). Also photographed are: Lorraine Williams, teacher, Paul Bogle High School and Steven Golding, Chairperson of the Events/Outreach and Public Education Committee, National Council on Reparations. Tomorrow (October 19) students and young people will run with the Reparations Baton from Paul Bogle High School to the Old Courthouse where the Baton will be handed over to the Mayor after which the Rally will commence. The Honourable Olivia Grange, Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport hands over the Reparations Baton to head boy Daneil Reid and head girl Renae Robinson of Paul Bogle High School (2nd r-l). Also photographed are: Lorraine Williams, teacher, Paul Bogle High School and Steven Golding, Chairperson of the Events/Outreach and Public Education Committee, National Council on Reparations. Tomorrow (October 19) students and young people will run with the Reparations Baton from Paul Bogle High School to the Old Courthouse where the Baton will be handed over to the Mayor after which the Rally will commence.

The CARICOM Reparations Youth Baton Relay and Rally started its Jamaica leg today with the Honourable Olivia Grange, Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, handing over the Baton to the Head Boy and Head Girl of Paul Bogle High School in Morant Bay, St. Thomas.

As head boy Daneil Reid and head girl Renae Robinson received the baton, Miss Grange said that the Relay and Rally is geared towards building awareness among students and young people regarding the issues surrounding reparations and the role they should play in ensuring that the movement of reparations for slavery gains momentum and success.

The second Blue and John Crow Mountains Economic Workshop in Morant Bay was used to launch the Reparations Youth Baton Relay and Rally.

Minister Grange said, “We want to send a signal to the world that the Reparations Agenda is alive and well in Jamaica.  Today, we begin the engagement of the Youth of Jamaica in the Reparations movement.

Our ancestors suffered horribly at the hands of European mercenaries whose only aim was to make money for themselves and for Europe.  This they did by promoting the Trans-Atlantic Trade in Africans and plantation slavery in the world’s best example of man’s inhumanity to man.”

Minister Grange said that launching the event in St. Thomas was deliberate because St. Thomas is the home of Paul Bogle, the home of Kumina, the site of the Morant Bay Rebellion, making it the most African of the Parishes of Jamaica.

Tomorrow (October 19), students and young people will run with the Reparations Baton from Paul Bogle High School to the Old Courthouse where the Baton will be handed over to the Mayor after which the Rally will commence.

Baton Relays and Rallies will be held in all municipalities across Jamaica. 

 

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