One other Caribbean nation is contemplating eradicating Queen Elizabeth II as the pinnacle of state.

St. Vincent and the Grenadines Prime Minister, Dr. Ralph Gonsalves, proposed a single-item referendum asking residents whether or not the queen ought to stay the pinnacle of state in parliament or appoint a nonexecutive, homegrown president

“I’ll inform you this. I’m ready, if the opposition agrees right this moment, earlier than the tip of the yr or early subsequent yr to place one query in a referendum: to have a home-grown president within the method through which I’ve simply described, a non-executive president, and as was specified by the proposed structure, and allow us to go together with that one single problem to the individuals to finish the nationwide democratic activity,” mentioned Gonsalves

A majority of Vincentians voted “no” in a 2009 referendum that proposed a revision of the Caribbean nation’s structure. “I agree that we are actually 12 years away from the referendum,” Gonsalves mentioned.

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The Prime Minister additionally added {that a} committee will likely be established to supervise a nationwide honors program if the referendum receives bipartisan help. Gonsalves additionally proposed the simultaneous institution of a physique “to hold out a means of decolonisation in names.”

“We modify the title of Victoria Park, we modify the title of Higginson Avenue and different locations;  Murrays Street, as a result of it’s a colonial administrator. And we try this, particularly right now of contemporary hope …

Gonsalves is hoping to take a web page from Barbados’ playbook.

On November 30, 2021, Barbados eliminated the Queen of England as its head of state and elected Dame Sandra Mason as its first native head of state.

Barbados has been an unbiased nation since 1966. However the nation, together with 16 others that had been formally a part of the so-called “British empire,” nonetheless acknowledged Queen Elizabeth II as its sovereign head of state till Barbados’ current determination, as we beforehand reported.

“It’s not a divisive determination. It’s not a choice that’s reflective of any break with the monarchy or any disrespect. Actually, it’s fairly the other,” says Mason. “We’ve a superb relationship with the UK, with the royal household and we consider that the time has simply come for us to spice up the boldness of our individuals.

In April, Belize additionally signaled its intention to take away Queen Elizabeth II because the Caribbean nation’s Head of State and formally grow to be a republic,