Barbados desires to take away Britain’s Queen Elizabeth as its head of state and develop into a republic, the Caribbean nation’s authorities has mentioned.
A former British colony that gained independence in 1966, Barbados has maintained a proper hyperlink with the British monarchy as have another nations that had been as soon as a part of the British empire.
“The time has come to fully leave our colonial past behind,” mentioned Barbados Governor General Sandra Mason, delivering a speech on behalf of the nation’s Prime Minister Mia Mottley.
“Barbadians want a Barbadian Head of State. This is the ultimate statement of confidence in who we are and what we are capable of achieving. Hence, Barbados will take the next logical step toward full sovereignty and become a Republic by the time we celebrate our 55th Anniversary of Independence.”
That anniversary will are available November of subsequent yr.
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