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Barbados to remove Queen Elizabeth as head of state

  • Gepubliceerd op: 18-09-2020 - 08:27
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Barbados to remove Queen Elizabeth as head of state

BY JORDI BOU The Caribbean island nation of Barbados says it wants to remove Queen Elizabeth as its head of state by next year, leaving only 15 countries worldwide with the British Queen as monarch. Barbados hopes the plan to become a republic will help it to shed its colonial past.The plan has been suggested several times in the past. This time it coincides with the Black Lives Matter movement sparked by several killings of Black people by police in the U.S.The country is planning on becoming a republic by November 2021, to coincide with Barbados’ 55th anniversary of independence from …

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