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Jamaican advocate for reparations for slavery, Trinidadian comedian Learie Joseph for Dr. Douglas’ 2019 New Year’s Gala

Photo 1 – Professor Verene Shepherd

Photo 2 – Learie Joseph


By: Erasmus Williams

Basseterre, St. Kitts, December 28, 2018 – An advocate of reparations for slavery. Professor Verene Shepherd, is the Keynote Speaker at the 18th Annual New Year’s Gala hosted by The Right Hon. Dr. Denzil L. Douglas, the distinguished Leader of the Opposition and of the St. Kitts-Nevis Labour Party.

According to organisers, Professor Shepherd will speak at the gala event in the Grand Ballroom of the St. Kitts Marriott Resort and Royal Beach Casino on Friday, 4th January 2019 at 7.p.m.

Born in 1951, Professor Shepherd is a Jamaican academic who is a professor of social history at the University of the West Indies in Mona.

Shepherd has also held several positions within the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights.

The evening will also have local and regional acts including Trinidad and Tobago King of Comedy Learie Joseph.

Cover charge is EC $270 or US $100 per person and tickets are available at Unit A6, The Sands Complex.

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