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Oxford College facing demands for reparations

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Eldorado

An Oxford College is facing demands for reparations by the Antiguan Prime Minister over donations from an 18th century slave owner who gave it money to build a library.

Gaston Browne, the Prime Minister of Antigua and Barbuda, wrote to Sir John Vickers, the Warden of All Souls College, asking for repayment of money he said had been earned from the slave labour of people from his country.

The college’s Codrington Library was built in the 18th century with a £10,000 endowment donated by Christopher Codrington, who owned slaves on plantations in the Caribbean.

Full Telegraph report at MSN: Link

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Desertrat56
38 minutes ago, Eldorado said:

An Oxford College is facing demands for reparations by the Antiguan Prime Minister over donations from an 18th century slave owner who gave it money to build a library.

Gaston Browne, the Prime Minister of Antigua and Barbuda, wrote to Sir John Vickers, the Warden of All Souls College, asking for repayment of money he said had been earned from the slave labour of people from his country.

The college’s Codrington Library was built in the 18th century with a £10,000 endowment donated by Christopher Codrington, who owned slaves on plantations in the Caribbean.

Full Telegraph report at MSN: Link

This sounds a lot like my friend's neighbor who came over while the plumbers were replacing her sewer line saying what they were doing caused his sewer to back up and they had to fix his sewer line and she had to pay for it.    200 years later someone is trying to get money for something they had nothing to do with.

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itsnotoutthere
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Fine, give him the £10,000 back, plus a couple of thousand as a good will gesture, Whats's that? one students single term payment. Sorted.

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Luiza22

Ex banker -- educated in the UK -- so he knows every road to fraud and corruption .

Worth $11 million before coming to power 6 years ago .

He knows the establishment here will give him enough to keep him  in power back home and  massage his own  bank balance  . 

 It's The Game , Episode 2376 

 

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