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Jamaicans 'think British rule best'

Most Jamaicans believe the island would be better off under British rule, a new poll suggests.

The poll of 1,008 Jamaicans for The Gleaner newspaper was conducted over four days by US pollster Bill Johnson.

Sixty per cent of those surveyed believed the island would be better off if it had remained a UK colony.

Seventeen per cent said the island would be worse off as a British colony and 23 % said they did not know. The poll had a margin of error of four percentage points.

Jamaica achieved independence from Britain in 1962.

Since then, the island has struggled with high crime, a hefty debt burden and inefficient government.


From Belfast Telegraph