Senator Jomo Thomas On Seeking Reparations

Government Senator Jomo Thomas has emphasized the importance of persistence in moving forward with the thrust to seek reparations for genocide and slavery.

Senator Thomas made the point as he wound up debate on a Reparations Motion in Parliament last night.

The Motion called, among other things, for the Reparations Claim to be lodged within the framework of the ten-point Reparations agenda adopted by CARICOM at its Intersession meeting held in St. Vincent and the Grenadines in March this year.

It also called for the case of Genocide and Slavery to be taken to the International Court of Justice and any other judicial or political for a for reparatory justice, on behalf of the people of St. Vincent and the Grenadines.   Senator Thomas said all avenues must be pursued in achieving this goal.

Senator Thomas also emphasized the importance of unity in ensuring the success of the reparations effort.

The Motion was put to the vote and passed.  Parliament has been suspended until Tuesday June 10th at nine in the morning.