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Old 07-03-2011, 03:30 PM
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The great 2012 race: Bruce vs The Queen - Columns - JamaicaObserver.com

We know that the Government and Opposition agreed sometime ago to work towards putting in place certain constitutional arrangements, including replacing the Queen as head of state, before Jamaica turns 50. Will it happen? Or will the plan become a victim of time and circumstances?
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Even though I don't like Queen Elizabeth she shouldn't abdicate r other thing like that.British tradition should be respected.No matter if we have XXI century or XXX.
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Jamaica's new prime minister has been sworn in - and immediately vowed to ditch the Queen as her country's official Head of State.
Portia Simpson Miller said she would sever colonial-era links by abandoning the British monarch and adopting a republican form of government


Read more: 'I think time come': Jamaica to ditch Queen as official Head of State as new PM vows to sever colonial-era links with Britain | Mail Online
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-latin-america-16450907
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Old 01-09-2012, 06:59 PM
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So Patty why dont you like the Queen? Everyone is entitled to their opinion but Im just curious. As for Jamaica, why would they give up being part of the crown? Have they been treated badly by the U.K.?
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Old 01-09-2012, 07:37 PM
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It isn't a matter of how they have been treated but how they feel about themselves.

They want to have their own Head of State.

In the US every child theoretically has the ability to grow up to be the nation's Head of State. In Jamaica they can't - and what is more that Head of State doesn't even live in Jamaica - that is the problem - having a foriegner who visits about once a decade as the Head of State.

They aren't 'part of the crown'. Jamaica is a separate realm not part of the UK at all. Since the UK moved into the EEC, as it was then - now the EU - it has had less and less relevance to the other realms - a number of which have raised the spectre of becoming republics, many of which have done so. When the Queen became Queen there were about 50 realms but now there are 16 and by the time William becomes King there will probably be single figures.

Australia will probably become a republic shortly after the Queen dies and I say that because at the moment it appears that both political parties have decided to put on hold the question of a republic for the rest of the Queen's reign.

I do think Canada may end up being the last overseas realm.
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Thank you for the explanation. I understand now. Always learning something new :)
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The Intinerary for the Earl and Countess of Wessex's 2012 tour of the West Indies has been announced. I have a post on my website about royal visits to the Caribbean, particularly visits to the Cayman Islands
Royals of the Caribbean: The 2012 Diamond Jubilee Commonwealth Tours Begin | Carolyn Harris: Royal Historian
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Government begins talks on Republic status - News - Go-Jamaica

The Government says it has started initial discussions regarding Jamaica’s transition to republican status.

Minister with responsibility for Information, Sandrea Falconer, made the disclosure at yesterday’s post-Cabinet press briefing.
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Queen invited for 375th milestone -- NationNews Barbados -- Local, Regional and International News -- nationnews.com

If a request from the Barbados Government is granted, Queen Elizabeth II could be here for Parliament’s 375th anniversary in 2014.
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