January 28, 2022

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Barbados liberates itself from Britain many years later: Caribbean island becomes a republic

Barbados liberates itself from Britain many years later: Caribbean island becomes a republic

Mason, 72, was sworn in on Tuesday, Britain’s 55th Independence Day.

Prince Charles and Rihanna are also in celebration

Part of the inauguration of the first Barbadian president introduced state standards. Prince Charles of the United Kingdom also attended a ceremony in the capital, Bridgetown.

The ceremony, which began Monday evening, was attended by Prince Charles and many other leaders and dignitaries, as well as the very famous Barbados singer Rihanna. There were celebrations across the country, people exploding fireworks, AFP writes.

Source: SITA / AP Photo / David McD Crichlow

The Queen wishes only the best for the island state

In that message, Queen Elizabeth II wished the people of the island state “happiness, peace and prosperity in the future” and emphasized the importance of “continued friendship” with the United Kingdom, Sky News reports.

Barbados was originally a British colony that gained independence from Britain in 1966. However, like other former colonies, it maintains official relations with the United Kingdom and recognizes the British monarch as its highest official. However, the Barbadian government announced its decision to become a republic last year ahead of the 55th anniversary of its independence.

For the past 30 years, Barbados has become the first country in the world to recognize Queen Elizabeth II. To its high representative. This was the last action taken by the island state of Mauritius in 1992 in the Indian Ocean.

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