How Britain Underdeveloped the Caribbean

Professor Sir Hilary Beckles launches new book unmasking Europe’s legacy of plunder and poverty.

Internationally acclaimed Economic Historian, Social Justice and Minority Empowerment Activist, Professor Sir Hilary Beckles, launched his latest publication on February 25. The new book, How Britain Underdeveloped the Caribbean: A Reparation Response to Europe’s Legacy of Plunder and Poverty, explores how successive governments have systematically suppressed economic development in their former colonies and have refused to accept responsibility for the debt and development support they owe the Caribbean.

Published by The UWI Press, the book, is a continuation of the ground-breaking work Sir Hilary began in Britain’s Black Debt: Reparations for Caribbean Slavery and Native Genocide.

Read the full article here.

PJ Patterson warns of the G20 running the world at the detriment of Africa and the Caribbean

Former Jamaican Prime Minister P. J. Patterson, during a wide-ranging interview on CaribNation TV to discuss the PJ Patterson Centre for Africa-Caribbean Advocacy, issued an ominous warning about the role of the G20 making decisions that determine the fate of developing countries without full participation in their discussions by representatives of the developing world. According to Mr. Patterson, the G20 taking decisions outside of the multilateral system is fraught with danger. 
Read the full article by Ambassador Curtis A. Ward here.