Grange table Bill to pardon National Hero


The Minister of Culture, Olivia Grange, advises that Cabinet has approved the tabling of the bill entitled the National Heroes and Other Freedom Fighters (Absolution from Criminal Liability in Respect of Specified Events) Act in the Houses of Parliament.

Minister Grange opened the debate on the Bill in the House yesterday October 10.

According to her, “This Bill seeks to redress the wrongs and set the captives free.”

The Bill aims to absolve National Heroes, the Right Excellent Sam Sharpe, the Right Excellent George William Gordon, the Right Excellent Paul Bogle, and the Right Excellent Marcus Garvey as well as their supporters, sympathisers and participants by association, and other freedom fighters, from criminal liability arising from their participation in “acts of liberation with moral justification,” said the Minister.

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