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Barbados Soon Parting Ways With Queen Elizabeth As Head Of State
In a major push to become free of British rule, Barbados officials announced that steps are being made to remove Queen Elizabeth as its Head of State.
The Caribbean nation will be the first country in nearly 30 years to make such a move, but they are more than ready.
“The time has come to fully leave our colonial past behind,” Barbados Governor General Sandra Mason said in a speech on Tuesday. “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.”
The plan is to be fully sovereign by the country’s 55th anniversary of its independence next November, and it is something that can definitely be achieved.
According to CNN, a spokesperson for the royals informed them that the process is in the hands of Barbados and its citizens. Such moves have been made in the past, with Mauritius being the last to do so in 1992.
The Queen is currently head of state of the U.K., Australia, Canada, Jamaica, plus 10 other islands and Caribbean nations that were once under British rule.