The state of Barbados leaves British rule and becomes an independent republic. According to the decision of the local parliament, Governor General Sandra Mason will become the first president of Barbados. This was reported on the government website.
According to the Prime Minister of the country, Mia Amor Mottley, the election of the president has become a “landmark moment” in the history of the country. “At the moment, I cannot think of a more suitable person for this position. She [Сандра Мейсон] broadcasts the values of our country, and also on a personal example proved that in a post-colonial society it is important not only to fight for rights, but also to accept responsibility for their decisions, ”said Mottley.
The inauguration ceremony will take place on November 30, Sandra Mason will take over from December 1. Barbados became an independent state in 1966, but for a long time it remained under the leadership of the British monarch. In September, the island’s authorities announced the creation of a parliamentary republic, thereby declaring final independence from Great Britain.