Barbados desires to take away Britain’s Queen Elizabeth as its head of state and turn out to be 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 international locations that have been as soon as a part of the British empire.
“The time has come to completely go away our colonial previous behind,” mentioned Barbados Governor Normal Sandra Mason, delivering a speech on behalf of the nation’s Prime Minister Mia Mottley.
“Barbadians desire a Barbadian Head of State. That is the final word assertion of confidence in who we’re and what we’re able to attaining. Therefore, Barbados will take the subsequent logical step towards full sovereignty and turn out to be a Republic by the point we rejoice our fifty fifth Anniversary of Independence.”
That anniversary will are available November of subsequent 12 months.
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