It’s been over 150 years since legislation passed to free slaves throughout the West Indies. And on July 31st, 2019, The University of the West Indies (UWI) and the University of Glasgow in Scotland signed an agreement for slavery reparations. The agreement is said to be worth £20 million (TT$172 million).
The agreement was signed at the Regional Headquarters of The UWI in Kingston, Jamaica by Vice-Chancellor, Professor Sir. Hilary Beckles and Dr David Duncan, University of Glasgow’s chief operating officer, representing Vice-Chancellor Professor Sir Anton Muscatelli.