Barbados drops Queen and says it is becoming a republic

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    Barbados has set out plans to become a republic, removing the Queen as head of state. The Governor General, Dame Sandra Mason called it the next logical step towards full sovereignty, and referenced a famous quote by the country’s first prime minister – who had warned against “loitering on colonial premises”. Buckingham Palace said it was a matter for the Commonwealth country’s government and people. Ayshah Tull reports. We were joined by Prof Richard Drayton, a Rhodes Professor of Imperial History at King’s College London, who was born in Guyana and grew up in Barbados, and by Prof Kehinde Andrews, professor of black studies at Birmingham City University. ———————– Follow us on Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/Channel4News

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    In This Story: Barbados

    Barbados is an eastern Caribbean island and an independent British Commonwealth nation. Bridgetown, the capital, is a cruise-ship port with colonial buildings and Nidhe Israel, a synagogue founded in 1654. Around the island are beaches, botanical gardens, the Harrison’s Cave formation, and 17th-century plantation houses like St. Nicholas Abbey. Local traditions include afternoon tea and cricket, the national sport.

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