Barbados announces it will remove monarch as head of state and become a republic
By 16 September
Parliament of Barbados (photo credit: David Stanley/flickr)
Barbados has announced plans to remove the Queen as head of state, 54 years after it gained independence from Britain. [ . . . ] Barbados gained its independence from Britain in 1966, with the Queen acting as head of state since then.
During the following decades, the issue of becoming a republic had been discussed at national level - but now Barbados feels it's time to leave the "colonial past behind".
Read the full article here: The Herald