Independent for 53 years, Barbados wants to remove Isabel II from the post of head of state - Plataforma Media

Independent for 53 years, Barbados wants to remove Isabel II from the post of head of state

Caribbean island, former British colony, announced resumption of plans to become a republic by 2021

The Caribbean island of Barbados wants to remove Queen Elizabeth II from the post of head of state and become a republic, the government said, announcing the resumption of a plan discussed several times in the past.

A former colony that gained independence in 1966, Barbados maintained a formal link with the British monarchy, as well as Canada, Australia and other Caribbean nations that were part of the British Empire.

Read more in Portuguese at Folha de S.Paulo.

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