The making of the Republic of Barbados

News Today 04.12.2021

The Caribbean island nation of Barbados has turned a page in history, declaring itself a republic, a move that coincides with the 55th anniversary of its independence from Britain. The country of some 3,00,000 citizens ceases to be a constitutional monarchy and will not pledge allegiance to the Queen. This is the first time since the 1970s that a Caribbean state has become a republic. An important milestone in Bridgetown’s long journey was a 2005 decision to drop the privy council in London as its final court of appeal, in preference for the Caribbean Court of Justice in Trinidad. (Read More)


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