Rejected petition The statue of Sir George Carteret, located in St Peter should be taken down.
In 2014 a statue of Carteret was unveiled in the centre of St Peter. Carteret has links with trading and shipping slaves.
Every statue & monument for anyone who ever owned Africans or fought to be able to own Africans should be taken down.
Sir George Carteret was one of the founders of the Company of Royal Adventurers into Africa whose business was trading and
shipping slaves. Nobody who did this should be honoured. Keeping statues of people like Carteret erected is celebrating their ‘achievements and contributions’ whilst having a total disregard for the atrocities they were involved in. People in power should seek to remove these honours, which should never have been given in the first place.
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One of the issues we had with all of the versions submitted was that the statue is on private land and petitions have to seek action from the States about something: they could not make the owner take down the statue. What the Assembly can be asked to do is ensure all monuments in the public realm align with modern values and don't celebrate slave traders. We hope you will be able to support the petition which has now gone 'live'.
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