Jamaica asks that Queen Elizabeth pay billions as compensation for slavery as country hits out at British Empire

Jamaica asks that Queen Elizabeth pay billions as compensation for slavery as country hits out at British Empire



Jamaica is set to petition Queen Elizabeth for compensation to all its citizens as slavery reparations.



The Caribbean country's government is to petition her Majesty for billions of pounds of compensation but critics say British taxpayers have already paid to free slaves.



Merchants made a fortune as slave traders in Jamaica after it became a British Colony in 1707.



Many Jamaicans are descendants of slaves who suffered under the oppressive regime.



The country gained independence from the UK in 1962 but has kept the Queen as head of state.



And now Jamaica wants compensation as the country's Culture Minister announced the move to its House of Representatives.Latest Post Follow us on Google newsTwitter and on Facebook
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