The Queen of Jamaica examines our relationship with the crown and explores the possibilities for our future as a people and that of monarchy in Jamaica.
It is proposed that now is the time for Jamaica to say good-bye to Britain’s Queen Elizabeth as our monarch. Before we close this chapter on the British Crown, there are a few questions to consider:
Are we ready for complete independence?
Is Jamaica inspired enough to take great strides forward on our own?
Are we prepared to outline a long-term strategy for sustainable development and see it to fruition?
Can we reform Jamaica from within, to create a powerhouse of progress and prosperity?
What will happen to Jamaicans who hold British passports?
What does it mean to be a Jamaican?
How will separation from the crown affect our identity as a people?
Will there be unexpected consequences to going it alone?
Do we really want to be a republic?
Is this form of government in keeping with our traditions in governance?
What will be gained by adopting this model for our political future? What will be lost by abandoning the monarchy?
Why not choose to have our own "working monarch?"
Have we grown accustomed to having a lofty figurehead to look up to?
Are our national interests best served by having such a person for the people to focus on as an example of what a fine and upstanding Jamaican should be?
Would having such a leader that reflects our nation inspire greatness in our people?
Learn more about the road to Jamaica's future in The Queen of Jamaica—A Crown for Our Empire.