Opinions & Features May 24, 2019 at 06:00 pm

Elizabeth II is also Queen of these eight Caribbean Islands

Nduta Waweru May 24, 2019 at 06:00 pm

May 24, 2019 at 06:00 pm | Opinions & Features

Jamaica

Jamaica

Just like in other Caribbean Commonwealth nations, the Queen is represented by the governor general, currently Patrick Allen.  The Prime Minister (currently Andrew Holness) and the entire cabinet nominates the governor general, who is then appointed by Queen Elizabeth II.  One appointed, the governor general appoints cabinet members on the Prime Minister’s advice. Although the monarch and Governor-General roles are largely ceremonial, they have reserve powers they only use to avert constitutional crises.

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