Clergyman urges Jamaicans not to discredit British Monarch
Jamaicans are being urged to not discredit the British monarchical system of government, even as the country seeks to become a republic.
The advice came from prominent clergyman, Bishop Howard Gregory who was speaking at the memorial service for the late queen Elizabeth the second at the St. Andrew parish church, on Sunday.
The queen who was Jamaica’s Head of State, died on September 8.
Her son, King Charles the 3rd has been proclaimed the new monarch.
While Jamaica has been planning to sever ties with Britain before the Queen’s death, her passing has resulted in heightened calls for the move to be made.
However, Bishop Gregory in lauding the Queen said extreme care must be taken to ensure that the monarchal system is not evaluated with negativity.
Sunday’s memorial service was held 2 weeks after the Queen was laid to rest in London.
Governor general Sir Patrick Allen, Prime Minister Andrew Holness, opposition leader Mark Golding and other political leaders were also in attendance at the funeral service, in St. Andrew.