The Grenada National Reparations Committee (GNRC) is seeking feedback from Grenadians regarding their stance on Grenada becoming a Republic. So far, preliminary results suggest that 76.4% out of 150 Grenadians at home and in the diaspora who participated in the survey wanted Grenada to become a republic, with only 8.3% answering “No”, while 15.3% were undecided.
This poll, described as unscientific and non-random, is being carried out by the GNRC and was conducted as renewed calls were made by Arley Gill, Chairman of the GNRC, for Grenada, Carriacou and Petite Martinique to cut historical ties to the British Monarchy following Barbados’ removal of Queen Elizabeth II as its head of state in 2021. His call follows an increase in anti-monarchy movements in the Caribbean in support of republicanism in response to the painful legacy of British colonialism and slavery in the region. This conversation over republicanism was further ignited in the region following the death of Queen Elizabeth II, making King Charles III the new head of state in some 15 territories.