"The time has come. Jamaica is in Jamaica's hands. We have to do it, especially with the transition in the monarchy. My government says we have to do it now," Jamaican Minister of Legal and Constitutional Affairs, Marlene Malahoo Forte, told the media.
"While the United Kingdom celebrates the coronation of the king, that is for the United Kingdom," Malahoo Forte said. The coronation of King Charles III will be held on May 6 in London.
According to the minister, Jamaica intends to draft a new constitution and hold an urgent referendum on self-determination as soon as possible, in 2024. In this way, it seeks to become fully independent of the United Kingdom and thus have its own head of state.
‘Time to say goodbye’ to British crown – Jamaican minister