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Description

In the 1930s, Jamaica and other islands in the Caribbean were disrupted by strikes and violent protests over poverty and high food prices. The British government, still ruling Jamaica over 100 years after the abolition of slavery, set up a committee to look into conditions in the Caribbean. The committee was called the Moyne Commission.
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24 February 1997

Classroom Ideas

Students could be asked to write some headlines for British newspapers reporting the findings of the Moyne Commission. They could be asked to consider how newspapers with different political viewpoints might represent the findings. The class could also study other reports, such as the Saville Inquiry into Bloody Sunday, to see how newspapers report the same events differently.