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PM raises reparation concern with David Cameron

Published:Tuesday | September 29, 2015 | 8:22 PM
Simpson Miller ... indicated that Jamaica is involved in a process under the auspices of the Caribbean Community to engage the UK on the matter.

Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller says during her meeting with British Prime Minister David Cameron Tuesday afternoon, she raised the issue of reparation.

Jamaicans have been calling for Britain to offer compensation for the period of slavery when the British extracted wealth and resources from this country.

"I brought to [the] Prime Minister’s attention, the issues of reparations, indicating that Jamaica is involved in a process under the auspices of the Caribbean Community to engage the UK on the matter while we are aware of the obvious sensitivities involved," Simpson Miller said after bilateral talks with Cameron at Jamaica House.

 

Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller

Earlier, Cameron who is in Jamaica until tomorrow morning reportedly told BBC reporter, Carole Walker that reparation was not on his agenda.

Walker, speaking on BBC Live this evening said during the flight to Kingston, Cameron told reporters he would be maintaining the position of his predecessors of the reparation matter.