A survey for a Jamaican newspaper suggests most islanders believe the country would have been better off if it had remained a British colony.
The poll, commissioned by The Gleaner, found that 60% of respondents backed this view. But 17% disagreed.
A thousand people took part in the survey, out of a population of 2.7m. The poll has a reported margin of error of plus or minus 4%.
Jamaica is due to celebrate 50 years of independence next year.
I THINK JAMAICANS ARE THE REAL EXPERTS I THIS MATTER, TOO.
THEY ARE PROBABLY NOT ALONE: MANY NATIONS WERE BETTER OFF UNDER BRITISH RULE THAN THEY HAVE BEEN AS INDEPENDENT NATIONS. AND HONG KONG WAS BETTER BEFORE IT WAS REABSORBED BY CHINA.
OTHERS ARE BETTER OFF FOR HAVING ONCE BEEN COLONIES - LIKE INDIA.
LEFTISTS ARE KNEE-JERK, BLANKET ANTI-COLONIALISTS AND THIS IS AS IDIOTIC AS BEING AGAINST ALL BLACKS OR ALL WHITES OR ALL RICH OR ALL POOR.
BACKWARD, CORRUPT, LESSER DEVELOPED ECONOMIES AND CULTURES ALL BENEFITED FROM BRITISH INVOLVEMENT IN THEIR ECONOMIES AND CULTURES.