Why are some Caribbean nations ditching the Queen? | TV Shows

On Tuesday, Could 10 at 19:30 GMT:
In latest months, extra former British colonies within the Caribbean have declared their intent to abolish the monarchy and take away Queen Elizabeth II as their head of state.

These nations embody Antigua and Barbuda, the Bahamas, Belize, Grenada, Jamaica and St. Kitts and Nevis. Final November, Barbados reduce ties with the British monarchy and have become the world’s latest republic.

The development in the direction of republicanism isn’t new. Dominica, Guyana, and Trinidad and Tobago all turned republics within the Nineteen Seventies. However the unfold of the Black Lives Matter motion, together with an elevated curiosity in reckoning with the colonial previous, has influenced Caribbean politicians.

Royal excursions aimed toward strengthening ties between the Queen and former British colonies have appeared to do the precise reverse. Visits by the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and the Earl and Countess of Wessex prompted protesters to resume requires slavery reparations and a extra significant apology for abuses throughout the British empire.

On this episode of The Stream, we’ll focus on what constitutional monarchy means for Caribbean nations right now. Be a part of the dialog.

On this episode of The Stream, we communicate with:
Rosalea Hamilton, @rosaleahamilton @Advocatesnetja
Founder, Advocates Community Jamaica

Shola Mos-Shogbamimu, @SholaMos1
Political and ladies’s rights activist

Kristina Hinds
Senior lecturer, College of the West Indies

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