'Move on from slavery' - says British PM
'Move on from slavery' - British PM
In addressing a joint sitting of Parliament yesterday morning, British Prime Minister David Cameron said slavery was the most painful period of history.
"It had no part in any civilised society," he said.
But Cameron said it was time to move on from this painful history, noting that Britain was pleased to have brought an end to slavery.
Cameron, however, stayed away from the matter of reparation or compensation for slavery.
At the same time, he said his visit to Jamaica should demonstrate his "absolutely unquestionable" commitment to Jamaica and the Caribbean.