Caricom will target the Netherlands on behalf of Suriname, the UK on behalf of the English-speaking areas of the Caribbean, and France on behalf of Haiti.
According to Caricom, the legacy of slavery includes widespread poverty and under-development.
Saint Vincent prime minister Ralph Consalves told the Guardian any settlement should include a formal apology.
Earlier this month, social affairs minister Lodewijk Asscher stopped short of an apology when he expressed the government’s ‘deep regret’ for the Dutch slave trade. He was speaking at a ceremony to mark 150 years since the Netherlands banned slavery in its former colonies.
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