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    CHINA has been accused of pressuring Barbados to drop the Queen as their head of State. The former colony declared they would remove Her Majesty as official head of state as part of celebrations to mark its 55th independence anniversary in next November. 5Barbados has announced they will drop the Queen as their head of stateCredit: Getty Images - Getty 5Tom Tugendhat, chairman of the foreign affairs committee has accused Beijing of forcing the island's hand Bajan Government bosses said the move was a bid to "leave [our] colonial past behind". But now, China has been accused of forcing the island's hand after pressure from Beijing. Tom Tugendhat, chairman of the foreign affairs committee, told The Times: "China has been...
    Pressure from China is driving the campaign for Barbados to become a republic, a Conservative MP has claimed. Tom Tugendhat, chairman of the foreign affairs committee, said Beijing was playing a large role in the island nation's decision to remove the Queen as head of state. Barbados signed on to China's 'Belt and Road' initiative in 2019, opening up trade between the two countries. Meanwhile CIA intelligence in the US about Chinese activities in Barbados has now reportedly been shared with Britain. The Queen pictured with Governor-General of Barbados Dame Sandra Mason at Windsor Castle in 2018 Tom Tugendhat (pictured), chairman of the foreign affairs committee, said Beijing was playing a large role in the island nation's decision to...
    The father of singer Rihanna has said that Barbados should have removed the Queen as a head of state as the country reveals it will become a republic. Ronald Fenty, 66, said the Queen should have been removed as head of state 'when we declared independence in 1966'. He told The Times that he can see 'British people being hurt by the decision' but that Barbados will 'still be part of the Commonwealth'.    Barbados has announced its intention to remove the Queen as its head of state and become a republic by November, 2021.   Ronald Fenty, 66, said the Queen should have been removed as head of state 'when we declared independence in 1966' The decision to replace...
    Rihanna fans are calling for the singer to replace Queen Elizabeth II as Barbados' head of state amid the island's bid to become a republic in 2021. The “Work” singer, whose real name is Robyn Rihanna Fenty, was born and raised in Barbados. It was there that her talents were discovered as a teen. On Tuesday, the Caribbean island's government announced that they plan to “fully leave” their “colonial past behind,” meaning they would remove the 94-year-old British monarch as their head of state and dissociate them from their previous colonizer. Following the announcement, the Savage X Fenty founder’s fans “nominated” Rihanna, 32, to replace Queen Elizabeth. BARBADOS TO REMOVE QUEEN ELIZABETH II AS HEAD OF STATE, BECOME A REPUBLIC Recording...
    v Loading the player... SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Queen Elizabeth II has eight realms in the Caribbean, but Barbados no longer wants to be part of that kingdom. The former British colony once known as “Little England” announced it plans to replace the monarch with its own head of state in time for next year’s 55th independence anniversary. “Our country can be in no doubt about its capacity for self-governance,” Barbados’ Governor General Sandra Mason, who was appointed by the queen, said late Tuesday. “The time has come to fully leave our colonial past behind.” Read More: Caribbean nations selling citizenship to Americans due to tourism decline It is Barbados’ second attempt in five years to replace...
    As Barbados announces plans to remove Queen Elizabeth II as its head of state by the end of next year, social media users are calling for Barbadian singer Rihanna to replace her on the throne. On Wednesday, the Caribbean island's government said that 'the time has come to fully leave our colonial past behind,' and that includes removing the Queen as head of state and becoming a republic by November 2021. In response, dozens of social media users have taken to Twitter to proclaim that Rihanna — who was born in Saint Michael and raised in Bridgetown — should be named queen.  Royal: After it was announced that Barbados plans to remove Queen Elizabeth II as head of state,...
    Barbados has announced its intention to remove the Queen as its head of state and become a republic by November, 2021. A speech written by Prime Minister Mia Mottley quoted the Caribbean island nation's first premier Errol Barrow's warning against 'loitering on colonial premises'. Buckingham Palace has said Barbados' intention to remove the Queen as head of state and become a republic is a 'matter' for the Caribbean nation.   The Queen pictured with Governor-General of Barbados Dame Sandra Mason at Windsor Castle in 2018 The Queen inspects a guard of honour upon arrival in Barbados in 1977  Prince Charles attends a wreath laying ceremony in Bridgetown in March 2019  Reading the speech, Governor-General Dame Sandra Mason said:...
    Barbados announced plans Tuesday to remove Queen Elizabeth II as its head of state by November 2021 and transition into a republic. The Caribbean island nation, which achieved independence from the United Kingdom in 1966, said it will now “take the next logical step toward full sovereignty and become a Republic by the time we celebrate our 55th Anniversary of Independence.” BREXIT DRAMA IN UK AS BORIS JOHNSON PUSHES BILL TO OVERRIDE EU EXIT DEAL  “The time has come to fully leave our colonial past behind,” Governor-General Sandra Mason said before Parliament Tuesday, reading a speech written by Prime Minister Mia Mottley. “Barbadians want a Barbadian Head of State. This is the ultimate statement of confidence in who we...
    Barbados plans to dump Queen Elizabeth II as its head of state and go it alone as a republic, its government has announced. “The time has come to fully leave our colonial past behind,” the Caribbean island’s governor general, Sandra Mason, said while delivering a speech on behalf of the country’s prime minister, Mia Mottley. “Barbadians want a Barbadian Head of State. This is the ultimate statement of confidence in who we are and what we are capable of achieving,” Mason told the nation’s parliament Tuesday. “Hence, Barbados will take the next logical step toward full sovereignty and become a Republic by the time we celebrate our 55th Anniversary of Independence,” Mason said, referring to November next year. First seized...
    Barbados has announced a plan to remove Queen Elizabeth II as its head of state and become a republic. The island nation's governor general, Sandra Mason, said Tuesday during a speech that "the time has come to fully leave our colonial past behind." Mason, who was speaking on behalf of the country's prime minister, Mia Mottley, said Barbados will seek full sovereignty by November 2021, adding it can "be in no doubt about its capacity for self-governance."   "Barbadians want a Barbadian Head of State," Mason said. "This is the ultimate statement of confidence in who we are and what we are capable of achieving. Hence, Barbados will take the next logical step toward full sovereignty and become a Republic...
    The island nation of Barbados revealed plans to remove Queen Elizabeth II as head of state and forge ahead as a republic. Barbados Governor-General Sandra Mason announced the move in a Tuesday speech written by the country’s prime minister, Mia Mottley. Mason said that Barbados would strive to become a republic before the country marks its 55th independence anniversary in November 2021. “Having obtained independence over half a century ago, our country can be in no doubt about its capacity for self-governance. The time has come to fully leave our colonial past behind,” Mason said. “Barbadians want a Barbadian head of state. This is the ultimate statement of confidence of who we are and what we are...
    Hurricane Sally makes landfall in Alabama as a Category 2 storm Why are Trader Joe’s employees so cheerful? Barbados to drop Queen Elizabeth II as head of state Barbados will remove Queen Elizabeth II as its head of state and become a republic by next year, its government has announced, making it the first country to drop the monarch in nearly three decades. © Anwar Hussein/Getty Images Queen Elizabeth ll is greeted by the public during a walkabout in Barbados in 1977. The Caribbean nation's Governor-General, Sandra Mason, said in a speech on Tuesday that "the time has come to fully leave our colonial past behind." Load Error She said the country will become a republic as...
    BARBADOS is to remove the Queen as its official head of state next year in a bid to leave its ‘colonial past behind’, making the country a republic. The nation has plans to achieve full sovereignty as part of celebrations to mark its 55th independence anniversary in November next year. 4The Queen meets the governor general of Barbados, Dame Sandra Mason in 2018. 4The Queen toured Barbados in 1977. The move was announced in a speech written by Prime minister Mia Mottley and read by the country’s governor general, Dame Sandra Mason. The speech quoted a caution issued by Barbados’ first premier, Errol Barrow against “loitering on colonial premises”. It said: “The time has come to fully leave our colonial...
    London (CNN)Barbados will remove Queen Elizabeth II as its head of state and become a republic by next year, its government has announced, making it the first country to drop the monarch in nearly three decades.The Caribbean nation's Governor-General, Sandra Mason, said in a speech on Tuesday that "the time has come to fully leave our colonial past behind."She said the country will become a republic as early as November of next year, when it celebrates its 55th anniversary of independence from the British empire.The Queen is head of state of the United Kingdom and 15 other countries that were formerly under British rule -- including Australia, Canada, New Zealand, Jamaica and several other island nations in the Caribbean and...
    The Queen will no longer serve as Barbados' head of state. Stefan Wermuth - WPA Pool/Getty Images The Queen will be removed as Barbados' head of state when the country becomes a republic next year. The Caribbean island's governor-general Dame Sandra Mason read a speech from Prime Minister Mia Mottley which delivered the country's plan to replace the British monarch with a Barbadian head of state. "The time has come to fully leave our colonial past behind," she said, according to The Guardian. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. Barbados has announced its plan to remove Queen Elizabeth II as head of state and become a republic by November 2021.  The Caribbean island said it wants a...
    LONDON (Reuters) - Barbados wants to remove Britain's Queen Elizabeth as its head of state and become a republic, the Caribbean nation's government has said. A former British colony that gained independence in 1966, Barbados has maintained a formal link with the British monarchy as have some other countries that were once part of the British empire. "The time has come to fully leave our colonial past behind," said Barbados Governor General Sandra Mason, delivering a speech on behalf of the country's Prime Minister Mia Mottley. "Barbadians want a Barbadian Head of State. This is the ultimate statement of confidence in who we are and what we are capable of achieving. Hence, Barbados will take the next logical step toward...
    The Hills Morning Report - Presented by Facebook - Trump, Biden intensify battleground focus as 2020 race tightens After weeks of speculation about an $825 million transfer, Lionel Messi is now almost certain to stay at Barcelona, Argentinas press says Prime Minister of Barbados says women make better leaders than men © Provided by Daily Mail MailOnline logo The first female Prime Minister of Barbados has claimed that women make better leaders than men, because they run their country 'like a household'.  Barbadian politician Mia Mottley, 54, appeared on Good Morning Britain today with former Prime Minister of Denmark Helle Thorning-Schmidt and the former Prime Minister of Australia Julia Gillard to debate whether women make better leaders.  She claimed that females are more...
    HARRY KANE has missed the start of Tottenham's pre-season after being forced to self isolate. The England striker jetted off for the white sandy beaches of Barbados following the club's final league game on July 26. View this post on Instagram Perfect birthday on the beach with my girls ???? Thanks for all the kind messages ???? A post shared by Harry Kane (@harrykane) on Jul 28, 2020 at 10:38am PDT The Caribbean island wasn't deemed a high-risk destination when Kane whisked his family abroad. But circumstances changed following a rise in coronavirus cases and it was added to the "unsafe" list meaning those returning would need to self isolate for 14 days. According to...