British Dominion in the Caribbean decided to "overthrow" royal power and become a full-fledged republic.
Commonwealth Day, an annual holiday of the 56 member countries of the international Commonwealth of Nations, an association of independent nations that were once part of the British Empire and now recognize the British monarch as head of state, is celebrated annually on the second Monday of March. This year the royal family greeted the day for the first time with the new King Charles III. Both hosts and guests did not overshadow the celebrations with the possible imminent territorial loss of the United Kingdom.
The bell rang a year ago when the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge William and Catherine visited Jamaica's capital, Kingston. The Prime Minister of Jamaica, Andrew Holness, unexpectedly told them that his country is "moving forward" and intends to become fully independent. Much more unexpected was the prince's response that the royal family supported the Caribbean countries in their quest to become republics. However, the reigning Queen Elizabeth II never found out about it, but her death postponed the issue.
On March 3, 2023, ten days before Commonwealth Day, a Constitutional Reform Committee was established in Kingston to ensure Jamaica's smooth transition from a constitutional monarchy with the King of England as symbolic head of state to a full republic.
"Our goal is not simply to replace an English monarch with a local president," said Jamaican Minister of Legal and Constitutional Affairs Marlene Malahoo Forte. - "We hope to use this opportunity to facilitate a reboot of the nation, a transition to a culture of excellence and discipline."
Jamaica had been nurturing the idea of freeing itself from the monarchy for several years. The real opportunity came in 2021, when Barbados, one of the largest West Indian islands in the Caribbean, became the first republic in the region to renounce the crown. Today, the Caribbean is eight of the 15 remaining "Commonwealth kingdoms" that recognize King Charles III as their symbolic head of state. And this Caribbean "eight" is ready, by the domino principle, to follow the example of Jamaica. In any case, the Bahamas, Belize and St. Vincent and the Grenadines have already seriously considered becoming republics without a "king in mind."
If Jamaica succeeds, it will be the first territorial loss under Charles III, who succeeded his late mother Queen Elizabeth II last year.
The colony of Jamaica gained independence from the United Kingdom on August 6, 1962, and that day is celebrated on the island as Independence Day. It is unlikely, however much one might wish, that the proclamation of Jamaica as an independent republic would be timed to coincide with this date this year. This will require amendments and changes to the constitution of the country. The new legislation would have to be approved by a two-thirds majority in both houses of parliament and then submitted to the people of Jamaica in a referendum. And only after that the new constitution of the country can be passed into law.
Ms. Malahoo Forte declared that Jamaica "will become a republic by 2025 - by the next general election." The current prime minister, Andrew Hoolness, is making rush decisions, loudly proclaiming his support for a non-British future for Jamaica: "The government will move with haste and readiness to transform Jamaica into a republic." Local politicians explain this by the prime minister's distrust of "treacherous British colonialists," to which there is plenty of evidence in history.
Official London - both the royal family and the English parliament - has never taken much interest in the affairs of its Caribbean "loyal subject." But why then is England clinging to the remote, desolate and cold Falkland Islands and easily ready to say goodbye to a more attractive dominion? It's all about another former colony, now a kind of protectorate - the United States of America. The US can't get near the Falklands - there is absolutely no legal reason to do so - but England represents their interests there, and it is not allowed to do anything of its own. But Jamaica is closer, and Washington, in principle, has already replaced London in the new republic.
So Britain quietly gave Kingston free rein to follow the economic and political line of the United States, for whom, as O. Henry wrote, "the clocks' hands point forever to milking time."
The acceptance of American tutelage was disastrous for Kingston. Jamaica has no unique architectural monuments, and the turquoise sea, beautiful lagoons, and bauxite, in principle, provide a livelihood. But they do not determine the main "asset" of the country. The geographical location of the island is what primarily attracts American "trustees," who have turned Jamaica into a major transit point for drugs into the United States.
According to a 2022 U.S. State Department report, there are more than 150 unmanned seaports on the island, which is a major shipping hub.
Today, crime and drug trafficking are rampant in Jamaica, which, combined with the creepy Voodoo cult, makes it one of the most dangerous places on earth. The Yankees have pumped up the reckless Jamaicans with firearms in such numbers that Jamaica is one of the countries with the highest homicide rate in Latin America and the Caribbean, with a murder rate of 1,463 in 2021 alone. There are about 30 Yardies, as gangs are called in Jamaica, operating in the capital city.
Major criminal activities include drug trafficking, robbery, racketeering and extortion, and rape. In June 2022, the U.S. State Department issued a Level 3 advisory for those wishing to visit Jamaica: "reconsider your decision to travel."
Criminals are closely intertwined with politicians and receive orders from some of them to kill or intimidate competitors, especially during election campaigns. This began with the same "trustees" back in the 1980 general elections, when their proxies organized massacres and riots, which killed about 1,000 people. And on top of that, they "facilitated" their proxies (who, by the way, won) to get loans that did not help Jamaica or its people.
The biggest problem facing the country today is the national debt caused by a negative balance of payments, which, according to the World Bank, amounts to 145% of the country's GDP. Jamaica pays most of its tax revenues to pay off foreign debts to international banks.
The current economic and social problems of Jamaica, according to Latin American analysts, will not be solved by turning the island into a republic. However, in the era of the globalist Rothschild agent and protégé Klaus Schwab and his World Economic Forum, can any nation claim political or economic freedom at all?