Jamaica Regime Status Update

Jamaica closer to republican status with members of Constitutional Reform Committee named

Jamaica’s Prime Minister Andrew Holness reiterated the Government’s commitment to the process of transitioning Jamaica from a monarchy to a republic as he formally announced members of the 14-member high-level Constitutional Reform Committee (CRC) tasked with guiding that transition.

There may be the view that it is a straightforward and simple task of just changing the name of the country from that of a constitutional monarchy to a republic; that is not the case. There are many legal steps that we have to go through and there is the matter of a referendum, the outcome of which no one can predict.”

“This is not a partisan endeavor and I want to give the public the assurance that whatever we do, we will be acting in the best interest of the people of Jamaica.

Prime Minister Holness