BASSETERRE, ST. KITTS, OCTOBER 8TH 2013 (CUOPM) – St. Kitts and Nevis has added its voice to the issue of slavery and reparation.
Addressing the United Nations 68th General Assembly, St. Kitts and Nevis’ Prime Minister the Rt. Hon. Dr. Denzil L. Douglas said the time has come to deal with the issue.
“As we move to close the chapter that ushers in a more enlightened era of human existence, St. Kitts and Nevis joins with the Member States of the Caribbean Community in supporting the case for reparation associated with the atrocities of slavery,” said Dr. Douglas.
He told world leaders: “Although the repercussions of slavery on the lives of those of our ancestors cannot be quantified, we are convinced that the deleterious effects which even now, are translated into much hardship and poverty for the descendents of our ancestors must be resolved. Mr. President, the time has come.”