Barbados to remove Queen Elizabeth as its head of state next year Sep 16, 2020 11:56 AM Barbados has announced a plan to remove Queen Elizabeth II as its head of state and become a republic. The island nation's governor general, Sandra Mason, said Tuesday during a speech that "the time has come to fully leave our colonial past behind." Mason, who was speaking on behalf of the country's prime minister, Mia Mottley, said Barbados will seek full sovereignty by November 2021, adding it can "be in no doubt about its capacity for self-governance." "Barbadians want a Barbadian Head of State," Mason said. "This is the ultimate statement of confidence in who we are and what we are capable of achieving. Hence, Barbados will take the next logical step toward full sovereignty and become a Republic by the time we celebrate our 55th Anniversary of Independence."

Posted by Jessikah Nykole (jayPeace) at 2020-09-17 04:30:03 UTC