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Jamaican Governor-General wants replacement of Queen Elizabeth

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Published on 16 April 2016 9:04 AM GMT

Jamaican Governor-General wants replacement of Queen Elizabeth
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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.

The Governor General's proposal:

  • 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.

The importance of the Queen in Jamaican government:

  • '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'.

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