Barbados to remove UK's Queen Elizabeth as head of state next year, the country's government says. 'The time has come to fully leave our colonial past behind.'
'The time has come to fully leave our colonial past behind,' said Barbados Governor General Sandra Mason.
as its head of state and become a republic, the Caribbean island nation's government has said, reviving a plan mooted several times in the past.A former British colony that gained independence in 1966, Barbados has maintained a formal link with the British monarchy as have some other countries that were once part of the British empire.
"The time has come to fully leave our colonial past behind," said Barbados Governor General Sandra Mason, delivering a speech on behalf of the country'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."
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Good work Barbados . Good for them, Britain should do the same as soon as the queen pops her clogs, nobody needs a wanna be tampon as head of state! 🤣🤣 It took too long...of over 200 countries only 20 were never colonized by the Crown...
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