Barbados plans to remove Queen Elizabeth II as its head of state and become a republic.
“The time has come to fully leave our colonial past behind,” the Caribbean island nation’s government.
Barbados to remove Queen Elizabeth, The decision was formalized in the so-called Throne Speech,
delivered on behalf of Prime Minister Mia Mottley
by the island’s Governor-General Sandra Mason to mark the state opening of parliament on Tuesday.
More than half a century after attaining independence from Britain,
“The time has come to fully leave our colonial past behind,” Mason said.