If countries did not trade slaves, and Caribbean island countries did not buy slaves, who is suing who?
Can the descendents of slave owners be sued? Can the descendents of slave traders be sued? Can the descendents of slave shippers be sued?
Who can sue who and why are they responsible for actions of their predecessors hundreds of years ago?
If everyone responsible for slavery was working within a legal framework, which was also approved by the scriptures of all religions, how can we sue?
None of the people involved are alive, their children are not alive, how on earth can anyone prove their relationship with any party living or dead?
The previous British governments did not trade slaves, but they did make laws to regulate and eventually stop slavery.
Appointing attorneys, solicitors and barristers in London for the reparation cause may very well eventually accrue huge debts for CARICOM. A case of recent years about reparations failed and the 12 private individuals who brought the case are stuck with a US$600,000 debt for costs. This matter, which is now being brought and backed and being pushed by Caribbean leaders, could cost hundreds of millions. Who will pay that? It certainly will not be them.
CARICOM, watch your arse, if ‘Wun-Phatt-Pratt is advising you to enter into something that I believe cannot possibly succeed. In my opinion it could quite well bankrupt the whole Caribbean that belongs to CARICOM.
It could well cause the demise of CARICOM, I just hope that is not a part of anyone’s long term plan. Perhaps replace CARICOM with ALBA.
This opinion is based on my own personal opinions and does not intentionally or unintentionally accuse, infer, express or imply any wrongdoing by any party mentioned or not mentioned herein.