Wednesday 20 November, 2019

'Reparation for slavery not a priority item for Britain at this time'

George Davis (left) with British High Commissioner to Jamaica, Asif Ahmad, on the set of 'The Conversation'.

George Davis (left) with British High Commissioner to Jamaica, Asif Ahmad, on the set of 'The Conversation'.

British High Commissioner to Jamaica, Asif Ahmad says the long discussed matter of reparation for slavery is not a priority item for Britain at this time. He says while the issue has been raised over the years by advocates, it has not been placed on the government’s political agenda.

Ahmad made the revelation while speaking with George Davis in Sunday’s episode of ‘The Conversation.’

The commissioner also disclosed that the compensation scheme for members of the Windrush generation who were unable to prove their right to live in the United Kingdom is now fully in place.

In the meantime, Ahmad says there was some misunderstanding with the controversial $5.5 billion dollar offer from the UK to build a modern prison in Jamaica. He says the matter was not clearly articulated among various stakeholders.

Hear the full discussion in ‘The Conversation’ on Sunday, May 19 at 7pm on Digicel cable channel Catch 2 and at 7pm on Ceen TV in North America.

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