In 1966 Barbados gained independence from the United Kingdom but kept the Queen as head of state.
We will take this W. "Barbados Casts Off the [British] Queen as Head of State, and Others May Follow. The Black Lives Matter movement has revived a simmering debate about the legacy of colonialism, potentially inspiring change in other Caribbean countries" (New York Times).
Barbados say they're removing the Queen and claims of Chinese influence surface. But is claiming the country couldn't have acted alone the exact sort of 'colonial mindset' they seek to escape? @georgegalloway is free to #QuestionMore on RT
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Barbados says it will remove Britain’s Queen Elizabeth as its head of state and become a republic
Today Barbados lost one of our greatest leaders, the Honorable Mr. Owen S. Arthur! A true hero! My thoughts are with his family and the entire nation of Barbados! Rest In Paradise!
It’s official, today we have a Legend on #thecroonersessions the one and only Cliff Richard. Coming to us live from his bathroom in Barbados. Great acoustics btw Sir Cliff. Love this song so much. Thanks CR for sharing your lockdown with us.
Shirley Chisholm’s father was a factory worker from Guyana and her mother a seamstress and domestic worker from Barbados. They met and married in New York City. Their daughter, Shirley Chisholm was the first black woman elected to Congress. #APeoplesJourney #BHM #DiasporaLens
Rihanna left Barbados to start her music career at 16 years old — now she’s at the helm of a multimillion-dollar fashion empire