Reparations Commission Chairman and Vice-chancellor of the University of the West Indies (UWI), Sir Hilary Beckles, is to appear before the United States Congress on Reparations.

Sir Hilary was invited by the Texas Democrat representative, Sheila Jackson Lee, to appear before the House Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights and Civil Liberties on Wednesday.

“Given your long standing interest in H.R. 40 as a model for legislative action that has positively impacted the Reparations movement in the Caribbean, Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee, lead sponsor on the bill, would be honoured by your attendance at this momentous hearing,” said Keenan Keller, the senior counsel to the House Judiciary Subcommittee.