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#Jamaica🇯🇲 Kicks off plan to remove Queen Elizabeth II as Head of State sparking Decolonization protests

Jamaican Prime Minister Andrew Holness fearlessly told off Britain’s Prince William and his wife Kate on Wednesday that his country wanted to be “independent” and address “unresolved” issues, a day after protesters demanded the UK pay reparations for slavery.

Prince Williams has in many occasions made Racist comments on Africa and recently he said it’s rather normal to see war and bloodshed in Africa and Asia but not Europe, during a visit to the Ukrainian Cultural Centre in London today. “It’s very alien to see this in Europe. We are all behind you,” he told the volunteers there yet all World Wars started in Europe.
European imperialism and colonialism led to bloodshed and untold sufferings to nations around the world.
Its clear that Prince Williams has a short memory and has forgotten about atrocities committed by the colonial British empire. The royal couple arrived in Jamaica on Tuesday as part of their ceremonial week-long tour of former British colonies in the Caribbean, but faced public questions about the legacy of the British Empire but evaded them in a speech later on Wednesday, Prince William made no calls for his grandmother, Queen Elizabeth, to be removed as head of state or acknowledged the ongoing decolonization struggles.

The royal couple’s trip comes after #Barbados🇧🇧 became a republic nearly four months ago after dethroning the Queen from her position as the sovereign head of state, a move which has inspired Jamaica to emulate.
“There are issues here that you know have not been resolved,” Holness said during a photo session with William and Kate.

“But Jamaica as you can see is a very proud country… as we move forward. It is our intention… to realize our true ambition to be an independent, developed and prosperous nation.”
On Tuesday, dozens of Jamaicans gathered outside the British High Commission headquarters in Kingston, singing traditional Rastafari songs and holding banners reading “Seh yuh sorry”, a local phrase urging Britain to apologize.

In a speech at the Governor General’s Residence attended by Holness and other dignitaries, William also stopped short of apologizing for slavery, though he said he agreed with his father’s declaration that “the horrific atrocity of slavery forever stains our history.”

William, second in line to the British throne, also supposedly expressed his “deep sorrow” for the institution of slavery, which he said should never have existed.

Jamaican officials said earlier that the government is studying the process of reforming the constitution to become a republic but experts say the process could take years and it will be possible through a referendum.
The Jamaican government said last year it would seek compensation from Britain for forcibly moving an estimated 600,000 Africans to work on sugarcane and banana plantations that created fortunes for British slave owners at the detriment of Africa.
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