Grenada Broadcasting Network

16th July 2024

  

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The Grenada National Reparations Commission (GNRC) has called on the government to begin talks to transform the country into a republic.

GNRC Chairman Arley Gill said talks on republicanism were necessary as Grenada prepares to celebrate its 50th anniversary of independence from Britain.

He revisited the issue where constitutional referendums were held in Grenada in 2016 and 2018. The proposed constitutional amendment, which voters ultimately rejected, would have made the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) the final court of appeal, replacing the British Judicial Committee of the Privy Council, and renamed the Supreme Court.

Gill also called on the government to remove colonial names from streets, buildings, and facilities.

Several other islands in the region have expressed interest in becoming a republic within the next few years, following the island of Barbados, which became the Republic of Barbados in 2021.
In June 2022, the Jamaican government announced its intention to become a republic by 2025.

Last Year Antigua and Barbuda’s Prime Minister Gaston Browne said the nation would decide within the next three years whether it will become a republic, removing King Charles III as its head of state.

 

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