The Non-State Actors Reparations Commission Inc. (NsARC), in collaboration with the Society for the Resettlement of Caribbean Nationals (SRCN), is hosting a consultation on the history of Barbadians and other English Speaking CARICOM nationals who immigrated to England during the 1950s to the 1970s and have since returned home, either voluntarily and or were deported.
Topic: The Windrush Generation Scandal: Racism, Mental Health, Repatriation and Reparations
Speaker: Rev. Buddy Larrier
This consultation is directed primarily at Barbadians who resettled from the United Kingdom (UK) and do not have British Citizenship. It does not matter if you are receiving a British pension or not you will be affected. There are also those who have worked in the UK for many years, and who believe that they were unjustly treated and should be entitled for compensation.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has been invited to address the seminar on how the Windrush generation Compensation Scheme will affect Barbadians.
The Society for the Resettlement of Caribbean Nationals (SRCN) was established in 1992 to assist nationals but its founding member have been lobbying Caribbean governments about the effects of the British policies on nationals living in the UK from as far back as 1977. It was not until twenty years later in 1997 that the government established a Facilitation Unit for Returning Nationals (FURN) (now the Barbados Network). Over the years Eight (8) different organizations were formed to represent ‘Returning Nationals’.
For further information contact Rev. Larrier at 265-8849.
Venue: Courtney Blackman Grande Salle, Central Bank of Barbados, Church Village, Bridgetown, St. Michael