LONDON: Barbados needs to take away Britain’s Queen Elizabeth as its head of state and grow to be a republic, the Caribbean island nation’s authorities has stated.
A former British colony that gained independence in 1966, Barbados has maintained a proper hyperlink with the monarchy as have another nations that had been as soon as a part of the empire.
“The time has come to totally depart our colonial previous behind,” stated 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 last 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 grow to be a Republic by the point we rejoice our 55th Anniversary of Independence.”