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Government Committed to Jamaica Becoming a Republic

Government Committed to Jamaica Becoming a Republic

Prime Minister Andrew Holness says the Government is committed to Jamaica transforming from a Constitutional Monarchy to a Republic.

Noting that the process was never expected to be straightforward, the Prime Minister questioned the motivation of those who called for Jamaica to embrace a new status as a Republic, but who are now appearing to play political games.

Notwithstanding, the Prime Minister said the Government will remain focused and move deliberately towards the objective of becoming a Republic.

He said, “The process is not simple, and we have known it would not be, but we are making sure to check every box and moving ahead with speed and alacrity; Jamaica must become a republic.”

Prime Minister Holness was speaking on Saturday (January 14, 2023) at the 25th Anniversary Fundraising Dinner of the East Central St James Education Fund in Montego Bay.