Historic Verdict on Queen Elizabeth in Barbados. As of November 30, Elizabeth II will no longer be in the eastern Caribbean state: she will be removed from the post of head of state and Governor General Sandra Mason will be appointed president in her place. Suleiman Bulbulia, a member of the Committee on Change Analysis, was interviewed by Bloomberg about this pivotal moment: “It is monumental from our point of view. This is the next leg of our journey, cutting the cord that connects us to the UK.”
Operationally this will not change much as Barbados has been a sovereign nation since 1966, but it has great symbolic significance. “The time has come to completely leave our colonial past behind. The Barbadians want the Barbadian head of state ”the words with which Mason announced the change. Which has now become a reality.
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