British families have been told to pay slavery reparations in Grenada after ex-BBC journalist Laura Trevelyan pledged to pay £100,000.
Trevelyan promised to hand over the cash to atone for her ancestors’ slave profiteering.
She will donate the funds via education projects through a “first-of-its-kind” family charity.
Grenada is now hoping other wealthy Britons follow Trevelyan’s example.
It could enable Caribbean countries to receive reparations which are not forthcoming from recalcitrant Western nations.
The Caribbean Community is looking to pivot to requesting reparations from institutions rather than governments, The Telegraph has revealed.
Trevelyan said: “We hope to set an example. If one family can do it, why can’t all? I hope that we’re a model.”
Arley Gill, a lawyer and chair of the Grenada’s nation’s Reparations Commission, added: “This has opened a pathway for other families, other institutions, to follow.-GBNews