At 12.01 this morning Tuesday November 30th. the island nation of Barbados became a Republic, and will no longer have the queen of England as the head-of-state.
Barbados (population 290k) is the second CARICOM nation, in the Caribbean to become a republic. In 1976 Trinidad became a republic and has functioned as a fairly stable democratic government since, and is the location of the Caribbean Court Of Justice.
Barbados celebrated the occasion with a massive ceremony that was attended by singer Rihanna, who stole the show in a golden-brown evening-ware.
The final official of the British royal family ‘Charles-Prince of Wales’ was honored in the final day of official British presence.
The residence of the Governor General in Barbados will now be occupied by the president of Barbados, Sandra Mason. The Hon. Mia Amor Motley will remain as Prime Minister and is the elected leader of Barbados.
Only 15 other countries in the world recognize the ‘Queen of England’ as their head-of-state, and the list will get smaller as Jamaica Guyana and Suriname are all indicating their intention to become totally independent, but may still remain as members of the Commonwealth Union and participate in Commonwealth Games etc.
The entire 5 hour Celebration & Ceremony > https://youtu.be/_Ey5vNwlvNY