O știre dă pe față influența britanică în lume. Chiar și atunci când unele țări se declară independente, cei rămași la conducere se numesc „întâmplător“ Mason …
Barbados Severs Ties
Barbados has officially declared itself a republic and severed ties with Queen Elizabeth II as of today. Dame Sandra Mason, 72, was sworn in as the country’s first president just after midnight local time, officially ousting the queen as head of state. Mason previously served as the nation’s governor general, or the queen’s representative, and will serve mainly as a symbolic figure behind Prime Minister Mia Mottley.
Barbados will remain a part of the 54-member Commonwealth, made up of mostly former British territories. The Caribbean island nation, which achieved independence from the UK in 1966 but continued to recognize the monarch, announced its intention to become a republic last year. England colonized the country in 1627, and it became a stop in the transatlantic slave trade.
The UK’s Prince Charles was present at the ceremony and stressed the importance of international relations. The queen remains the head of state for 15 other countries. The last country to remove the queen as head of state was Mauritius in 1992.
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