The work of Queen Elizabeth as head of state of Barbados came to an end, the island announced that as of November 2021 it will not recognize the monarch of the United Kingdom as leader.
The news was confirmed on September 16 when Mia Mottley, the prime minister, reported general policy for the coming year. The document was read by Sandra Mason, governor of the country.
The queen will have 430 square kilometers less to reign.
Goodbye to Queen Elizabeth as Head of State of Barbados
Barbados is a small Caribbean island that has 285,000 inhabitants and whose highest authority is Queen Elizabeth II.
Through the speech, the governor of the country, Sandra Mason, stated that one of the objectives is to turn Barbados into a republic.
“The time has come to completely leave our colonial past behind,” Mason said.
In November 2021 it will be 55 years since the independence of that country, Mason explained that from then on the institutions will respond to a republic and not to a monarchy.
“Having achieved independence more than half a century ago, our country cannot have doubts about its capacity for self-government.” The governor highlighted.
For her part, it was known that Buckingham’s response has been quite friendly. Leaving the matter to the island in the same way they stressed that it is not a decision that surprises them.
Elizabeth II is the head of state of a vast territory, including the Bahamas, Canada, Australia and New Zealand.
Barbados would join Trinidad and Tobado, Dominica and Guyana, which became republics while Jamaica has also expressed interest in pursuing that path.