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Sixty years after its independence, Jamaica has launched the first stage of its final detachment from the British crown, a former colonial power. A path towards a definitive emancipation: a Republic. Marlene Malahoo Forte, Jamaica’s Minister of Legal and Constitutional Affairs, announced the establishment of a “Constitutional Reform Committee for the Transition to a Republic, which will be an advisory committee, in which we will exchange views”, and which will include government and opposition officials, an attorney general and constitutional law experts. This committee will issue “approved recommendations on which a consensus remains”, according to the minister, on “the type of Republic” and the “powers necessary to govern Jamaica”. The beginning of a definitive break with the British colonial and slavery past, which will be ratified during a third phase: the constitutional revision.


Jamaica launches the process towards the Republic

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