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Barbados Breaks From the Queen as Calls Grow For Reparations

Barbados has develop into the world’s latest republic breaking ties with Queen Elizabeth 55 years after it grew to become an impartial nation, saying it was time for Barbados to interrupt from its colonial previous.

The transfer comes as calls develop for the United Kingdom to pay reparations for enacting a regime of slavery in Barbados.

While it was an event for celebration, it was additionally “55 years overdue” and may have occurred when Barbados gained its independence in 1966, says David Comissiong, Barbados’s ambassador to the Caribbean Community and the Association of Caribbean States.

“Barbados was a center of British power. You don’t get rid of the imprint of that history so easily.”

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