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Jamaica will seek billions of pounds in reparations from Britain over its slavery past , with the country, a former British colony, once the centre of the global slave trade. The Spanish, then the British, forcibly transported Africans to work on plantations of sugar cane, bananas and other crops that created fortunes for many of their owners.

Olivia Grange, minister of sports, youth and culture, told Reuters in an interview at the weekend: "We are hoping for reparatory justice in all forms that one would expect if they are to really ensure that we get justice from injustices to repair the damages that our ancestors experienced. The petition, with approval from Jamaica's National Council on Reparations, will be filed pending advice from the attorney general and three legal teams, she said. More than 15 million people were shackled into the transatlantic slave trade, according to the United Nations.

Seized from Spain by the English in , Jamaica was a British colony until it became independent in The West Indian country of almost three million people is part of the Commonwealth and the British monarch remains head of state. Britain prohibited trade in slaves in its empire in but did not formally abolish the practice of slavery until The initiative follows growing acknowledgement in some quarters of the role played by slavery in generating wealth in Britain, with businesses and seats of learning pledging financial contributions in compensation.

The petition also coincides with increasing efforts by some in Jamaica to sever formal ties with the UK. In December, opposition lawmaker, Mikael Phillips, presented a motion to remove the British monarch as head of state. We urge you to turn off your ad blocker for The Telegraph website so that you can continue to access our quality content in the future. Visit our adblocking instructions . The attorney general will then send it to the Queen. Related Topics. Comment speech bubble.

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Jamaica plans to seek reparations from Britain over slavery