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Jamaican PM Portia Simpson Miller ‘Would Accept’ British Apology For Slavery

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on March 6, 2012


Jamaica’s prime minister has said she would accept a British apology over the evils of slavery ahead of Prince Harry’s visit to the Caribbean island.

Portia Simpson Miller, who plans to replace the Queen as head of state with a Jamaican, stated that the practice was “wicked and brutal” and no race should have been subjected to it.

The leader of the Caribbean country, which celebrates 50 years of independence from Britain during 2012, also said its people should take “full charge of our destiny” and sever ties with the British monarchy.

In an interview with the BBC Ms Simpson Miller said: “No race should have been subjected to what out ancestors were subjected to.

“If Britain wishes to apologise, fine with us, no problem at all.”

Tens of thousands of Africans were shipped to Jamaica from the 17th to early 19th centuries to work on plantations that made their British owners incredibly wealthy.

But the newly elected politician said she was not calling for any form of compensation from Britain.

She repeated her famous Jamaican patois phrase delivered during her inauguration speech at the start of the year that “I think time come” over proposed changes to who was the country’s head of state.

Simpson Miller, who will today have lunch with Harry who is on a Diamond Jubilee tour of the Caribbean, said: “We came on a long journey, from slavery to adult suffrage to our independence. Read the rest of this entry »

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Diamond Jubilee: Queen’s Accession Day Marks 60 Years Of Rule

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on February 6, 2012

After 60 years of loyal service to the nation and Commonwealth, the Queen celebrates her Diamond Jubilee on Monday.

For a remarkable six decades she has remained a steadfast figure for the British public as head of state.

The sovereign has come to represent stability and continuity with her many years on the throne earning her the respect of leaders across the world.

February 6 – Accession Day – will be celebrated simply by a visit to King’s Lynn Town Hall and the nearby Dersingham Infant and Nursery School.

Crowds are expected to gather despite the cold conditions to greet the Queen who will share the celebrations of one of the most important days of her reign with ordinary people.

The other side of the Queen is represented by two official Diamond Jubilee photographs released today, showing the monarch looking relaxed yet regal, dressed in a lavish gown with glittering jewels.

Her 60 years as queen will be marked by a series of regional, national and international events during 2012, culminating in a four-day long Bank Holiday weekend in June.

A spectacular River Thames pageant featuring a 1,000-strong flotilla and a St Paul’s Cathedral service of thanksgiving are some of the highlights of the weekend. Read the rest of this entry »

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Prince Charles To ‘Leave Buckingham Palace’ When King

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on October 24, 2011

Prince Charles may move the monarchy out of Buckingham Palace when he becomes king, according to a new book.

BBC journalist Andrew Marr claims that the heir to the throne plans to rule from Windsor Castle, in order to turn Buckingham Palace into a museum.

According to Marr, Prince Charles also wants to use the London palace to house a hotel and a conference centre to hold government events.

The claims are made in his book, The Diamond Queen, due to be published to mark the 60th year of the Queen’s reign next year.

Read the Article at HuffingtonPost

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Queen Elizabeth II Cancels Staff Christmas Party, Citing Economy

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on October 14, 2010

Good decision. When other corrupted leaders specially from developing countries could take lesson from this?
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