The Caribbean island,Barbados has announced the country intention to remove the Queen of England, Elizabeth II as its head of state and become a republic come 2021.
By this act they will become “full sovereignty” when they celebrates its 55th anniversary of independence from the UK in November 2021.
In a statement by Barbados Prime Minister Mia Mottley quoted its first premier Errol Barrow who warned against “loitering on colonial premises”.
Reading the speech, Barbados’ governor-general Dame Sandra Mason said: “The time has come to fully leave our colonial past behind. “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 full sovereignty and become a republic by the time we celebrate our 55th anniversary of independence.”
Barbados gained its independence from Britain in 1966, though the Queen remains its constitutional monarch.
They will now join Trinidad and Tobago, Dominica and Guyana if it proceeds with its plan to become a republic.