- Barbados frees itself after carrying the symbol of British slavery for 400 years
- Barbados has declared itself a republic and abolished Britain’s monarchy.
- Barbados people celebrate in thousands at midnight after colonial independence
The Caribbean country of Barbados has finally liberated itself after carrying the symbol of British slavery for nearly 400 years. Barbados has declared itself a republic and abolished Britain’s monarchy. This country has also ended its last colonial relationship, about 400 after the first ship arrived in Barbados from Britain. After gaining colonial independence, thousands of people of Barbados descended on the Chamberlin Bridge in the capital at midnight to celebrate and celebrate.
After the formation of the republic, a 21-gun salute was given and the national anthem of the country was played in the crowded Heroes Square. During this, Prince Charles of Britain stood seriously. After this change, it is now expected that those former colonies can also reject the British monarchy where Queen Elizabeth II is still sovereign. After this announcement, the people of Barbados performed traditional dance and played music.
Sandra Masson became the first President of the country
Not only this, people also gave speeches after the end of colonial rule. After the formation of the Republic of Barbados, Sandra Masson was made the first President of the country. Masone was elected last week in a joint sitting of both the houses of Parliament. In this program, the Barbados poet Winston Farrell said, ‘The colonial period is over.’ “It’s a very emotional, historical, symbolic decision rather than a practical one,” says Lucia Newman, Latin America editor at Aljazeera.
At the same time, the local people have termed it as a logical decision of the next step towards becoming fully sovereign. In his speech, President Masson said it was time to leave behind our colonial past. The people of Barbados want the man of their country to be the head of the country. On the other hand, Britain’s Prince Charles said that even after this constitutional change, relations between Britain and Barbados will remain warm.