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Jamaica plans to seek reparations from Britain over slavery

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By Kate Chappell KINGSTON (Reuters) – Jamaica plans to ask Britain for compensation for the Atlantic slave trade in the former British colony, a senior government official said, under a petition that could seek billions of pounds in reparations. Jamaica was a centre of the slave trade, with the Spanish, then the British, forcibly transporting Africans to work on plantations of sugar cane, bananas and other crops that created fortunes for many of their owners. “We are hoping for reparatory justice in all forms that one would expect if they are to really ensure that we get justice from injustice…

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