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Jamaica loves the Queen but “it’s time to move on” and become a republic

Sunday, January 8th 2012 - 05:27 UTC
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Jamaica's new Prime Minister, Portia Simpson Miller, has said she intends to make the island a republic, removing Queen Elizabeth as the head of state. In her inaugural address, Ms Simpson Miller said the time had come for Jamaica to break with the British monarchy and have its own president. Read full article

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  • Lord Ton

    And Carlos Menem promised that the Falklands would belong to Argentina by the year 2000.

    Sometimes it's better just to get it done, rather than talk about it!

    Jan 08th, 2012 - 06:40 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ElaineB

    Absolutely it is a matter for the people of Jamaica to decide.

    Jan 08th, 2012 - 10:24 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • geo

    the starting of the end for UK theatre....!!

    Jan 08th, 2012 - 11:10 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ElaineB

    @3 Put your wooden spoon away, Geo.

    Jan 08th, 2012 - 11:14 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • geo

    ** 4 elaine

    wooden spoon ? ...rewarding anyone !

    probably H.Chaves will be interested with them by his cheapest oil.!

    Jan 08th, 2012 - 11:49 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • zethe

    Totally up to the Jamaican people. I'm sure i read that the majority of the population was in favour of British rule coming back? Seems like a bit of a U turn.

    Jan 08th, 2012 - 12:25 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Alexx

    Long Live Usain Bolt

    Long Live Jamaica -- Long Live Republic

    Jan 08th, 2012 - 02:05 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • geo

    i see that other well known posters are far away from this article ..!!

    Jan 08th, 2012 - 04:03 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • geo2

    mates ..i know all of you hate from the kingdom
    BUT
    don't be coward write your senses freely please ....!!

    Jan 08th, 2012 - 04:09 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Marcos Alejandro

    Dinosaurs were facing extinction long before asteroid hit...

    Even the unfortunate countries stuck to you i.e Scotland and Wales dont want to be part of your (once upon a time) empire anymore. GET OVER ...

    Jan 08th, 2012 - 04:41 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • briton

    More indoctrinated rubbish,
    that’s because you don’t know what freedom and democracy is,
    That the difference between you and us,

    We British are something you Argies desperately want to aspire to,
    [But never will]

    On the other hand,
    You Argies are something we don’t want to tread in, and will avoid so.

    Jan 08th, 2012 - 08:22 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Marcos Alejandro

    Democracy Briton? When did you vote for your Queen?

    Jan 08th, 2012 - 08:24 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • briton

    The queen does not rule the country,

    democracy Marcos
    Does that give you the right to illegally invade
    Kill the innocent , blockade , abuse ,
    You have no idea abt democracy,

    Jan 08th, 2012 - 09:19 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • stick up your junta

    Democracy Briton? When did you vote for your Queen

    Like you didnt vote for the junta.at least she doesnt throw her subjects out of aircraft

    Jan 08th, 2012 - 11:09 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • briton

    ha ha great, thanks

    Jan 08th, 2012 - 11:25 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Fido Dido

    “The queen does not rule the country”

    Yes she does, similar like holland, the queen does rule the country “indirect”. only a fool doesn't undertand the difference between a Monarchy, democracy and a Republic.

    Jan 09th, 2012 - 05:29 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • zethe

    No, she doesn't.

    Jan 09th, 2012 - 08:39 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Raul

    British 13 (#) January 8, 2012 - 21:19 Report abuse
    The queen does not rule the country,

    Marcos democracy
    Does that give you the right to invade illegally
    Killing the innocent, blocking, abuse,
    You have no idea of democracy ABT

    500 years of history in Britain has been the champion of racism, imperialism and colonialism throughout the world. Unfortunately continues today.
    This gives you the right to invade illegally and in 1806.1807, 1833 and the Battle of Vuelta de Obligado occurred on November 20, 1845. We had four British invasions.
    Argentina in 1982 did not kill civilians, was the UK itself, with the same criteria as used today with the humanitarian bombing civilians in Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya and now wants to provoke Iran, kill their fellow islanders in the war.
    British Democracy Is that your humanitarian bombing civilians?

    Jan 09th, 2012 - 01:57 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • zethe

    “British Democracy Is that your humanitarian bombing”

    Do you even know what Democracy is...?

    Jan 09th, 2012 - 06:36 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • briton

    18 Raul sorry mate wrong again, in your interpretation, you seem to imply yet again, anti British, English, its all our fault, and Argentina, the modern architecture of modern democracy, has done nothing but pleads justice for the lord,
    sorry mate, it don’t wash, the world may have moved on, and the humans on it, may not have learnt their lesson, but to imply its British led, British instigated, is nothing more that ANTI ,, everything, that is not pro Argentina .

    Jan 09th, 2012 - 07:08 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Forgetit87

    “Like you didnt vote for the junta.at least she doesnt throw her subjects out of aircraft”

    Argentina has been a democracy for the better part of the last 30 years. Are you really going to resort to something as out-of-date as the Argentine junta every time someone points to one of the UK's many, many, many human rights shortcomings?

    Jan 09th, 2012 - 09:05 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • pcooper41

    its about time do it alone jamicans can take care of them selves, just stop fighting among themselves

    Jan 09th, 2012 - 09:35 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • briton

    I feel that if they wish to go, then so be it,
    Just don’t expect us to provide them with aid every 5 mins,
    Life is always hard, first time,
    Their decision, their future, their problems,
    They have made their bed
    Now they must lay in it .
    That’s fair I think,
    And good luck to them .

    Jan 09th, 2012 - 10:02 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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