12 Sep 2022

Could Jamaica become a republic after Queen Elizabeth’s death?

News Correspondent

In the Caribbean, several countries still have the British monarch as their head of state.

With the death of Queen Elizabeth, could some follow Barbados, which last year cut ties with the monarchy, becoming a republic?

The prime minister of Antigua and Barbuda has announced plans for a referendum on full independence in the next three years, and opinion polls in Jamaica have shown there is little appetite for keeping the British monarch as head of state.

We are in Jamaica’s capital Kingston.