July 16, 2019
THE fight for reparations for people of African descent has to be a large enough "global movement" to "force the hands of Western countries", according to Attorney General Carl Bethel.
In an interview with The Tribune, Mr Bethel spoke of his support of the "concept" of payment for historic wrongs, but also highlighted the importance of determining how this should or could be done.
Mr Bethel's comments come amid national discourse on reparations in the aftermath of recent comments made by former Cabinet minister Brent Symonette who suggested he faced political barriers and attacks due to his skin colour.
Mr Symonette, who resigned as Minister of Financial Services, Trade, Industry and Immigration earlier this month, suggested the country was not ready for a white prime minister and reiterated his call for a national discussion on race and wealth in politics.
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