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Notícia decisiva para o futuro da humanidade: em seu discurso de posse como nova Primeira-Ministra da Jamaica, Portia Simpson Miller defendeu que seu país se torne uma República… Elizabeth II deixaria de ser a Chefe de Estado jamaicana (claro que Sua Majestade deve estar perdendo o sono com isso, coitadinha!)… Certamente, alguém deve estar doido(a) para virar Presidente do país caribenho… Perdem a Jamaica e seu povo…

Como costumo dizer para meus amigos da Comunidade Britânica das Nações, não pensem em se tornar república… Não achem que uma república é mais democrática ou representativa que uma monarquia constitucional… Cuidado para não cair no canto de sereias que só querem ganhos pessoais com um modelo republicano… Não entreguem a chefia do Estado a pessoas que ão foram desde cedo preparadas para esse cargo de união nacional…Enfim, permaneçam fiéis à tradição monárquica e enjoy your Queen

BBC News – 6 January 2012

Jamaica to break links with Queen, says Prime Minister Simpson Miller

Jamaica’s new Prime Minister, Portia Simpson Miller, has said she intends to make the island a republic, removing Queen Elizabeth as the head of state.

In her inaugural address, Ms Simpson Miller said the time had come for Jamaica to break with the British monarchy and have its own president.

The announcement comes ahead of celebrations to mark 50 years of Jamaican independence from Britain.

The Queen’s grandson, Prince Harry, is due to the visit the island this year.

‘Time come’

“I love the Queen, she is a beautiful lady, and apart from being a beautiful lady she is a wise lady and a wonderful lady,” Ms Simpson Miller said after swearing the oath of office.

“But I think time come”.

“As we celebrate our achievements as an independent nation, we now need to complete the circle of independence,” the prime minister added.

In response, a Buckingham Palace spokesman said “the issue of the Jamaican head of state was entirely a matter for the Jamaican government and people”.

Ms Simpson Miller, 66, became prime minister for the second time after her People’s National Party won a big election victory on 29 December.

Her inaugural address mostly focused on her plans to revive Jamaica’s economy.

The Caribbean island has widespread poverty, high unemployment and huge debts.

Ms Simpson Miller is not the first Jamaican leader to promise to move towards a republic.

In the early 1990s, then-Prime Minister PJ Patterson also said it was time for the island to have its own head of state, and set 2007 as the deadline.

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