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Barbados calls snap election after becoming republic

December 28, 2021 8:43 pm

Weeks after removing Queen Elizabeth as head of state, Barbados is set for a general election. The country's ruling party currently has an overwhelming majority in parliament.

'National hero' Rihanna kept it stylish in a halter gown at Barbados' presidential inauguration

December 01, 2021 12:04 pm

The RiRi reign continues, now even stronger!

Barbados, 55 years after its independence, has become a republic

December 01, 2021 8:07 am

🔴 The declaration of a republic is more than repudiation. It is an acknowledgement, as the country's first president, Sandra Mason put it, that “We the people are Barbados”.

Barbados ditches Britain's Queen Elizabeth to become a republic

November 30, 2021 11:34 am

🔴Barbados will remain a republic within the Commonwealth, a grouping of 54 countries across Africa, Asia, the Americas and Europe.

Explained: Barbados - the world's newest republic

November 30, 2021 10:24 pm

Barbados has become the world's newest republic. Who took over as the new head? How will the transition take place? Here's a history of Barbados as a British colony, and after.

Barbados elects first-ever president, shedding colonial past

October 22, 2021 12:07 pm

A former British colony that gained independence in 1966, Barbados had long maintained ties with the British monarchy.

Explained: Why Barbados wants to remove Queen Elizabeth II as head of state

September 19, 2020 6:35 pm

Before it celebrates its 55th anniversary of independence from British rule in November 2021, the prosperous West Indies nation will make history by becoming the first country in almost three decades to sever ties with the British royal family and become a republic.

Barbados offers tourists a break from lockdown with its remote work visa

July 28, 2020 3:00 pm

Under a new government scheme, the 'Barbados Welcome Stamp' has started taking applications for international tourists, tempting them with the opportunity to work remotely on the island's beautiful beaches for up to one year

40,000 cruise ship workers still trapped at sea

June 15, 2020 10:32 am

The Miami Herald reports that at least 42,000 workers remain trapped on cruise ships without paychecks, and some still are suffering from COVID-19, three months after the industry shut down.

West Indies sprint to T20 series win

March 13, 2014 3:11 am

West Indies overhauled England’s total of 152 for seven with five wickets and seven balls to spare.

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