Barbados became the world’s newest republic, today:
PM Mia Mottley has continued to offer and apply vision to Caribbean leadership. She has now overseen giving Barbados its own head of state (the PM is head of government and the head of state was the Governor General as the representative of the monarch):
However, it’s also noteworthy that this move did not come through a referendum or other public approval, but by a series of Parliamentary votes. It may still be an issue how this move was pushed through.
Ironically, a senior member of the British Royal family, Prince Charles, the current heir to the throne, attended the ceremonies:
The change has been noted and celebrated by other countries:
Barbados also announced a new national hero, Rihanna! 🤔