‘I think time come’: Jamaica to ditch Queen as official Head of State as new PM vows to sever colonial-era links with Britain – By Lee Moran Last updated at 2:23 PM on 6th January 2012

In Uncategorized on January 10, 2012 at 5:53 am

Jamaica’s new prime minister has been sworn in – and immediately vowed to ditch the Queen as her country’s official Head of State.

Portia Simpson Miller said she would sever colonial-era links by abandoning the British monarch and adopting a republican form of government.

The Privy Council in London will also be replaced with Trinidad-based Caribbean Court of Justice as its highest court of appeal in a bid to ‘end judicial surveillance from London’.
Ditched: Queen Elizabeth II, pictured here during her Jamaica trip in 2002, may be removed as the country’s official Head of State
Jamaican Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller

Ditched: Queen Elizabeth II, pictured here (left) during her 2002 trip to Jamaica, may be removed as the country’s official Head of State under plans unveiled by new Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller (right)
Winner: Jamaica’s new Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller, pictured here (centre) after being sworn in, has vowed to sever colonial links with Britain

Winner: Jamaica’s new Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller, pictured here (centre) after being sworn in, has vowed to sever colonial links with Britain

Taking the oath of office, she said: ‘I love the Queen; she is a beautiful lady.’ But then, speaking to the audience of 10,000 in Jamaican patois, she quipped: ‘But I think time come.’

Jamaica declared independence from Britain in 1962 but remains within the Commonwealth and has Queen Elizabeth II as Head of State.


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The 66-year-old, who was sworn in yesterday for the second time, also pledged to ease Jamaica’s deep poverty, boost the sputtering economy and heal its political divisions.

Simpson Miller, whose one-year-long first stint in office ended in 2007, was sworn in on the grounds of the rambling, colonial-style mansion that is the official residence of the governor-general.

Pop star Shaggy later performed at the event at which vuvuzelas and horns, which had been blown passionately on the night of her victory, were banned.
In it together: New PM Portia Simpson Miller (right) holds hands with her predecessor Andrew Holness (left) while delivering her inaugural speech

In it together: New PM Portia Simpson Miller (right) holds hands with her predecessor Andrew Holness (left) while delivering her inaugural speech

Happy after being sworn in
Swearing in

Happy to be here: Portia Miller Simpson beams away (left) as supporters (right) held up banners

She scored a dramatic victory in last week’s national elections, leading her slightly left-leaning People’s National Party to a 2-to-1 margin in Parliament over the centre-right Jamaica Labour Party.

Britain captured Jamaica from the Spanish, who used the island as a springboard for the conquest of the Americas, in 1655.

They imported African slaves to work on the sugar plantations – and ruthlessly put down any revolts on the island.

Some level of self-government was allowed, but in 1866 the Jamaican legislature renounced its powers – so the country became a crown colony.

It was partially restored in the 1880s. And then in the 1930s the Great Depression had a serious impact on the emergent middle class and the working class.

In 1938 sugar and dock workers around the island rose in revolt. It was suppressed but led to an organised labour movement and a competitive party system.

Jamaica gained a degree of local political control in the mid-1940s and political parties were set up. The first elections under universal adult suffrage were held in 1944.

Jamaica gained independence from Britain on August 6, 1962, remaining a member of the Commonwealth of Nations and with the British monarch as its official Head of State.

Her opposition faction won a dominating 42 seats in the 63-seat legislature, leaving the incumbent party with 21.

The plainspoken, charismatic Simpson Miller, who is the Caribbean island’s first female prime minister, takes over from Andrew Holness, a 39-year-old Labour lawmaker who was leader for just over two months.

In a 45-minute speech, she said: ‘After being tested and tempered, I stand before you today a stronger and better person prepared to be of service to my country and people.’

She vowed her government will ‘ease the burdens and the pressues of increasing poverty, joblessness and deteriorating standards of living’.

And she also said it would pursue a tight fiscal policy and forge strong partnerships with the private sector and international partners such as the International Monetary Fund.

She added: ‘My administration will work tirelessly that while we try to balance the books we balance people’s lives as well.’

Jamaica is a cash-strapped island with a punishing debt of roughly $18.6 billion, or 130 per cent of gross domestic product.

In the short- and medium-term, she said her administration will use ‘state resources’ to stimulate jobs through the Jamaica Emergency Employment Program, a centrepiece of her party’s campaign manifesto.
Successful comeback: Portia Simpson Miller pictured celebrating her election victory with supporters in Kingston, Jamaica, last week

Successful comeback: Portia Simpson Miller pictured celebrating her election victory with supporters in Kingston, Jamaica, last week

Her People’s National Party said it will try to renegotiate roughly 25 per cent of a troubled $400 million road programme financed by China in order to transfer some of the money to the emergency employment program as a way to kickstart the economy.

The prime minister also urged Jamaicans to create a more civil and respectful society and earnestly strive to make the best of themselves.

She said: ‘We will seek to make this country one of brothers and sisters, not of rivals and victims.’

After her speech, Simpson Miller elicited laughter from the audience by dragging a slightly embarrassed-looking Holness, now the leader of the opposition, to the podium and saying she was his ‘second mother’

Haile Selassie I (Ge’ez: ???? ???, “Power of the Trinity”[1]) (23 July 1892 – 27 August 1975), born Tafari Makonnen,[2] was Ethiopia’s regent from 1916 to 1930 and Emperor of Ethiopia from 1930 to 1974. He was the heir to a dynasty that traced its origins to the 13th century, and from there by tradition back to King Solomon and Queen Makeda, Empress of Axum, known in the Abrahamic tradition as the Queen of Sheba. Haile Selassie is a defining figure in both Ethiopian and African history.[3][4]

At the League of Nations in 1936, the emperor condemned the use of chemical weapons by Italy against his people.[5] His internationalist views led to Ethiopia becoming a charter member of the United Nations, and his political thought and experience in promoting multilateralism and collective security have proved seminal and enduring.[6] His suppression of rebellions among the nobles (mekwannint), as well as what some perceived to be Ethiopia’s failure to modernize adequately,[7] earned him criticism among some contemporaries and historians.[8]

Haile Selassie is revered as the returned messiah of the Bible, God incarnate, among the Rastafari movement whose followers are estimated at between 200,000 and 800,000.[9][10] Begun in Jamaica in the 1930s, the Rastafari movement perceives Haile Selassie as a messianic figure who will lead a future golden age of eternal peace, righteousness, and prosperity.[11] Haile Selassie was an Ethiopian Orthodox Christian throughout his life.

Menelik I (called Bäynä L?k??m in the K?brä Nägäst; also named Ebna la-Hakim, Arabic: Ibn Al-Hakim, “Son of the Wise”), first Jewish Emperor of Ethiopia, is traditionally believed to be the son of King Solomon of ancient Israel and Makeda, ancient Ethiopia Queen of Sheba. He ruled around 950 BC, according to traditional sources.[1][2] Tradition credits him with bringing the Ark of the Covenant to Ethiopia, following a visit to Jerusalem to meet his father upon reaching adulthood. According to the Kebra Nagast, King Solomon had intended on sending one son of each of his nobles and one son each of each temple priest with Menelik upon his return to his mother’s kingdom. He is supposed to have had a replica made of the Ark for them to take with them. Upon the death of Queen Makeda, Menelik assumed the throne with the new title of Emperor and King of Kings of Ethiopia.

According to legend, he founded the Solomonic dynasty of Ethiopia that ruled Ethiopia with few interruptions for close to three thousand years (and 225 generations later ended with the fall of Emperor Haile Selassie in 1974). However, the medieval incarnation of the Solomonic dynasty didn’t come into power until 1270, claiming descent from the Kings of Aksûm, while their predecessors, the Zagwe dynasty, were said to not be of “the house of Israel” (i.e. of Solomon and Menelik). The claims of descent of the Aksûmite Kings preceding the Zagwe dynasty are uncertain, though early pagan inscription denote the King as “son of the unconquerable [god] Mahrem” (translated in Greek as Ares), while medieval Ethiopian sources ascribe them a similar claim of descent. This is consistent with the earliest records that testify that one half of Ethiopians followed the laws of Moses, while the other half worshipped pagan gods.

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Consider this, that the native faith is more important than the adopted one no matter how much better known. Haille was much akin to various culturally/religiously lax Emperors in China who took up Buddhism – but there is no denial of the benefits and attenuation of a people, of worshipping a native grown faith from one’s native land with Holy sites situated within the home nation rather than in another’s country.

Faith is the core of a race’s or peoples’ faith system, and if your king worships a faith of a land outside his own as sovereign, the enrichment/attenuation of his own race and native faith is diminished goes to that country instead of one’s own – in time even fashions and language are taken over, even as the Bible should not overtake whatever ‘Dreamtime’ narrations or Animistic aspects of the African continent.

Take this to mind and consider how likely an Englishman would take to African Animism, you saw what they did, they colonized and enslaved, did not even bother to record properly while proselytizing to their own faith. Strangely though, the English themselves do not even remember their own faith systems or perhaps had none. By historical records, they were a non-descript tribe (perhaps of nomads just after that caveman era) that attacked and subjugated the Celtic and Nordic faiths of the Scots, Welsh and Irish. Thus Prose Edda and Mabinogi, the Norse Pantheon were subsumed by the English who Anglicised and even almost destroyed Gaelic tonguess, in daily use etc.. The Aramean faith called Xianity was adopted by the English, and they keep proselytizing because they had no faith system of their own to begin with from, the looks of things!

Finally on a sidenote if the aticle write is able to follow, Haile Selassie was born Lij Tafari Makonnen (African name), note the name of the bad guys in Dune – Harkonnen, and they were Desert dwellers (think Arabs), then consider the NLPs behind fusing ‘enemies’ into a subcultur that doubtless affects the akhasic and subconscious of man . . .

Frankly, the Jamaicans could try affirmative action for DNA based resurrection of Carribes Indians or if there are enough pureblood Carribes Indian people from pre-colonisation times, try to re-install an Carribes Indian Chieftain and Shaman alongside acceptable aspects of Voodoo for example rather than Xianity and cooler and defining aspects of Rastafari that are non-Xian in nature with Haille Selasie included in a new Constitutional Monarchy of some sort that is truly representative of Africa originated subjects and a revived genetic clade of Carribe Indians as an aristocrat population of sorts that should eventually seek reparations for centuries of colonisation by England.


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