Barbados Government wants to replace Queen next year

December 17, 2015

According to Caribbean News Service (CNS):

Prime Minister Freundel Stuart announced that the plan is to make Barbados a republic by November, 2016…

The republican debate has raged for years in Barbados between older islanders who see the queen as a symbol of stability, and mostly younger nationalists who call her an anachronism. It echoes similar debates in many countries…

Barbados needs a two-thirds majority in Parliament to authorise the constitutional change. Stuart’s government currently has that majority in the Senate, but not in the lower house. Opposition leader Mia Mottley did not immediately comment on Stuart’s plans.

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