Jamaican Governor-General wants replacement of Queen Elizabeth
Jamaica: The Jamaican Governor-General Patrick Allen, in a speech to legislators on Thursday April 14, proposed a constitutional amendment of replacing United Kingdom's queen, Elizabeth II, with a non-executive President as head of the state in the Caribbean nation.
- Patrick Allen in his 'throne speech' said that the UK's queen should be replaced with a non-executive President as head of the state in the country.
- The proposal came after a narrow election of Allen contesting from Jamaica Labour Party.
- The Governor General also talked about other legislative priorities.
- Apart from focusing on Justice in the nation the General also talked about health care, housing, education and tourism in the nation.
- Allen stated that Justice is the integral part for the improvement of the general well being and to create a prosperous society.
- Allen's Speech was posted on a government website.
- 'Her Majesty The Queen' officially heads fifteen nations of the world who, although, are independent but they have the longstanding ties to the British Monarchy.
- While Elizabeth II is not much involved in the day-to-day functioning of Jamaica Government, the irony is, Allen himself was appointed by the the Queen just like other Governor-Generals of Jamaica.
- In fact, the the Jamaican King's House official website notes his title as the 'Her Majesty's official representative in Jamaica'.