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Barbados transitions itself to Republic, ditch Queen Elizabeth II

Barbados removed the Queen as its head of state and became a republic, the monarch sent her congratulations on the nation’s “momentous” day. Prince Charles arrived on the Caribbean island on Sunday to join the inauguration ceremony of the president-elect, Sandra Mason, who replaces the Queen as head of state overnight as Barbados sheds the […]

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‘Road To Republic’: Barbados elects first-ever president, replacing British monarchy

Barbados has elected its first-ever president to replace the United Kingdom’s Queen Elizabeth as head of state in a decisive step towards shedding the Caribbean island’s colonial past. Sandra Mason was elected late on Wednesday by a two-thirds vote of a joint session of the country’s House of Assembly and Senate, a milestone, the government […]

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Humanitarian crisis caused by La Soufrière volcano to last for months: United Nations

The humanitarian crisis caused by volcanic eruptions on the Caribbean island of St Vincent will last for months, a UN official has warned. Didier Trebucq, the UN co-ordinator for Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean said nearby islands including Barbados, Antigua and Barbuda could also be badly affected. About 20,000 people have been evacuated from their […]