I have been following the reparations discussion in your newspaper. I wish to add some comments.

Many persons in the region are suspicious of the agendas of CARICOM and the

respective national governments in leading the call for reparations. This is

understandable. CARICOM and our national governments have not done a good job of representing the common person’s interests in many issues in the region and in the international arena.

We can all agree that the most systemic effect of native genocide and slavery, the root of social inequalities in Caribbean societies is land tenureship. I don’t think that this issue requires reparations to be addressed by the national governments. CONTINUES