Big story, at least symbolically, since Barbados is the birthplace of African slavery in the Americas and the American plantation system.
LONDON, Nov 24 (Reuters) - Barbados, a former British colony, will next week ditch Queen Elizabeth as head of state, breaking its last remaining imperial bonds with Britain nearly 400 years since the first English ship arrived at the Caribbean island.
Barbados casts the removal of Elizabeth II, who is queen of Barbados and 15 other realms including the United Kingdom, Australia, Canada and Jamaica, as a sign of confidence and a way to finally break with the demons of its colonial history.
https://www.reuters.com/world/americas/ ... 021-11-24/
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