Jamaica's New PM To Initiate Process Cutting Ties w/ British Monarchy & Declare Itself Independent Republic (Diversions)

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by Tambay A. Obenson
January 9, 2012 3:42 PM
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Not *black cinema* news per say, but still worth knowing and posting...

Jamaica's new prime minister says that it is time for her country to cut ties with the British monarchy and declare itself an independent republic.

Speaking at her inaugural address on Friday, Portia Simpson Miller said her government would "initiate the process of detachment from the monarchy," establishing a republic with a president as head of state, and breaking off all ties with the British - a former colonial power.

Watch Al Jazeera's report below:

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3 Comments

  • Zeus | January 9, 2012 5:12 PMReply

    Cu ya! Portia looks to not just represent the PNP well but all of Jamaica thru severing British ties. Big up fi her seen! Yes, bout time di ties fi babylon are being broken. Mi wish dem di best!

  • Laura | January 9, 2012 5:09 PMReply

    Didn't know the intricate legal connection to the former British colonies. Learn something new every day

  • Eshowoman | January 9, 2012 3:46 PMReply

    As a British born JAmercian, I say it is about damn time!

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