Former colony reportedly demands payback and prepares to dump the Queen
The Queen visiting Jamaica in 2002 © Getty Images / Julian Parker
Dozens of prominent Jamaicans have officially rejected a visit by Britain’s Prince William and his wife, calling for an apology and reparations for slavery instead. A growing number are considering breaking ties with the monarchy altogether, as fellow Caribbean island nation Barbados did last year, and sources tell UK media the process of separation may be underway already.
The island nation is already in the process of removing the Queen as head of state, according to sources cited by the Independent, which claimed a “senior figure within the government” had been tasked with transitioning Jamaica to a republic.