(Caribbean 360 News) KINGSTON, Jamaica, Monday August 21, 2017 – Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport Olivia Grange says the Government is moving to clear National Hero Marcus Garvey of all criminal charges that were laid against him in Jamaica.
She said a Bill is being finalized that is aimed at absolving a number of iconic Jamaicans, including Garvey, of what she described as “acts of liberation”.
The Bill is to be presented to Parliament soon.
“We continue to argue that Garvey’s actions were not criminal, but were acts of liberation with moral justification. The Bill should be brought to the House in October to absolve National Heroes, including Garvey, and other freedom fighters of criminal liabilities arising from their acts of liberation and connected matters. By including Garvey in this Bill, we are moving to ensure that his record will be totally cleared,” the Minister said.