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Jamaicans fired back at Prime Minister Andrew Holness after he posted a message offering condolences following the death of Prince Philip on Friday, April 9. Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh and husband of Queen Elizabeth II, was 99.

The Jamaican leader wrote on Instagram, “We are deeply saddened by the news of the passing of His Royal Highness Prince Phillip, Duke of Edinburgh.” Holness ​praised his “keen interest in scientific and technological research and his commitment to the protection of the environment.”

However, in the comment section, users criticized the commemorative message about the British royal.

“R we really said though?” one user commented. “We are?” another questioned. A third simply commented, “Colonizer.”

Jamaica was declared a Crown colony in 1866, then became independent with full dominion status within the Commonwealth in 1962 under a constitution that retained the British monarch as head of state.

For years, Jamaica’s prime ministers have entertained the idea of replacing Queen Elizabeth as head of state.

In 2012, former Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller, said it was time for Jamaica to cut ties with the British monarchy and declare itself an independent republic.

“I love the Queen. She’s a beautiful lady and apart from being a beautiful lady a wise lady and a wonderful lady, but I think time come,” Miller said.

Then, while speaking in 2016, current Prime Minister Holness said that if the country replaced the Queen as head of state, it would not cut ties with the Commonwealth.

“Jamaicans have embraced the Queen and embraced our legacy in terms of the laws and the system of governance we have – but the deep burning desire we have for full independence still exists,” Holness said.

In his statement about the death of Prince Philip, Holness also wrote, that he “was indeed a friend to Jamaica,” adding, “His was a life of service, dedication and loyalty.”

User @alexx_is_amazing wrote under the post, “friend of which Jamaica?”

Another user, @jamaicantillidie, wrote “WE ARE NOT all DEEPLY SADDENED… Some of you Colonially Conditioned and Subjugated people might be saddened by the lost of your white Prince. The only purpose Philip served was to walk behind the Queen and say the most racist rubbish! That is how history will remember him. His racism is a public secret.”

User @nicky_makaveli added, “Sir when you speak you speak for all Jamaicans and trust me, this ‘We are saddened’ is a damn lie.”

Comments under the post were eventually disabled.

Prince Philip had a notable history of making racist comments.

In 1984, while accepting a gift from a local woman in Kenya, he asked, “You ARE a woman, aren’t you?”

Prince Philip asked indigenous performers during a royal visit to far north Queensland with the queen in 2002, “Do you still throw spears at each other?”

Then in 2003, he told Nigerian President Olusegun Obasanjo, who was wearing traditional dress, “You look like you’re ready for bed.”

The prince’s long history of problematic statements was summed up succinctly by Birmingham City University professor of Black studies Kehinde Andrews on Friday.

“He was a throwback to old-school racism,” Andrews said to CNN. “Painting him as a benign, cuddly uncle of the nation is simply untrue.”

As with other British-Caribbean colonies, people from West Africa were transported to Jamaica and enslaved under brutally oppressive conditions to work on plantations. In Jamaica, many enslaved people worked on sugar plantations, as sugar was a key export for the colony.After the British Parliament’s 1807 abolition of the slave trade, transporting people in bondage to Jamaica after March 1, 1808 was outlawed. Slavery persisted on the island until 1838.

Last year Barbados, another Caribbean nation with similar history of enslavement of African peoples under the British, announced its intention to remove Queen Elizabeth as its head of state and become a republic. “The time has come to fully leave our colonial past behind,” Barbados Governor-General Sandra Mason announced last September.

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Kandi Burruss is on a dream vacay with her family. She is keeping fans and fans upgraded through social networks. Have a look at her image that has fans in wonder.

Somebody stated: ‘More than well was worthy of! Enjoy 😊’ and another fan stated: ‘That’s charming however we require another Speak On It NOW 👀😂😂’

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One fan stated: ‘Keep those buddies outta yo home,’ and a fan stated: ‘Kandi stated don’t put her because mess. 😂’

One fan stated: ‘Sis went directly on trip after the verzuz 😂❤️❤️’ and a commenter published this: ‘Enjoy Kandi and Fam however When does recording begin?’

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A fan published this message: ‘Do a speak on it with falynn once again,’ and another fan stated: ‘Enjoy your time off! Strive and play more difficult!!’

A fan stated: ‘Hurry and return so you can 🗣Speak on itttttt!’ and another fan published this: ‘Aaahhh, take a look at that smile on Blaze’s face.’

One commenter stated: ‘Gorgeous family image kandi enjoy you.’

Kandi Burruss   shared a picture including the Verzuz occasion – have a look at Xscape and SWV together on phase.

‘Individuals have actually still been striking me about #Verzuz. Much love my ladies #SWV & #Xscape. We did that! Now we gotta make that trip occur! Are y’all coming if we do?❤️🎶🎵’ Kandi captioned her post.

Kandi Burruss is flaunting her love for   Mother Joyce . Have a look at their photos together and Kandi’s psychological message.

‘Pleased Mom’s Day to my most significant cheerleader! The one who has actually hyped me as much as think I can do anything. I enjoy you, @mamajoyce1! & Pleased Mom’s Day to all the mothers out there. I hope you’re enjoying your day,’ Kandi captioned her post.

Kandi is living her finest life with her family, and her fans and fans more than happy for her.

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A DJ for Jack Harlow has actually been charged with murder in a shooting at a Louisville club.

On Tuesday (May 11), Ronnie Tyshon O’Bannon, likewise referred to as Ronnie Lucciano, was arraigned on charges of murder and damaging physical proof in the fatal shooting of Kasmira Nash.

According to The Associated Press, Nash, 37, was operating at Vibes Dining establishment and Ultra Lounge throughout a celebration for the Kentucky Derby in the early hours of Might 1 when the shooting occurred. Cops stated the mom of 2 passed away at the scene from a gunshot injury. Another male victim was shot and required to the healthcare facility with non-life-threatening injuries.

O’Bannon turned himself in to Louisville City Cops after a warrant was provided for an arrest. He belongs to Harlow’s Personal Garden musical group and began DJing for Harlow on his very first trip in 2018.

The “WHATS POPPIN” rap artist was seen on video near O’Bannon in the club throughout the shooting, reports WDRB News. The video footage appears to reveal a dispute getting physical prior to a single shot was fired.

O’Bannon is anticipated to plead innocent to the charges. “I’m confident he’ll be exonerated,” his lawyer, Rob Eggert, informed WDRB.

The victim’s relative were distressed with the club for letting O’Bannon in the structure. “They knew there had been an altercation prior to this with this same DJ, so he was not supposed to be allowed back in the club,” stated Nash’s mom, Kathy Davis. “… I felt like he should have been removed or they should have taken my daughter and told her to go home.”

O’Bannon is being held at the Louisville City Department of Corrections on $500,000 bond. An arraignment is set for May 17.

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