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Barbados Makes New Push to Become Republic

Barbados Makes New Push to Become Republic, Leave Colonial Past Behind

FILE PHOTO: Britain's Queen Elizabeth poses after awarding Captain Tom Moore with the insignia of Knight Bachelor at Windsor Castle, in Windsor, Britain July 17, 2020. Chris Jackson/Pool via REUTERS

Barbados should become a republic and leave its colonial past behind, a top official said that after the Caribbean island nation said it wants to remove Britain’s Queen Elizabeth as its head of state.
A former British colony that gained independence in 1966, the nation of just under 300,000 has maintained a formal link with the British monarchy as have some other countries that were once part of the British empire. NOW PLAYINGBarbados to remove Queen as head of state Barbados to remove Queen as head of state Barbados is Planning to Remove the Queen as Head of State Olivia’s royal blunder: Olivia Colman swore when she met Queen Elizabeth New book claims Queen Elizabeth suffered with OCD as a child “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.

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