Barbados now a Republic-Rihanna honoured

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2021-12-01 14:15:26

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The island nation of Barbados has declared itself the world's newest Republic, lowering Queen Elizabeth's flag as it severed colonial-era ties to the British throne to the sound of jubilant gun salutes. 


The new era for the nation of 285,000 ends Britain's centuries of influence, including more than 200 years of slavery until 1834. 


Addressing the matter during the handover, Prince Charles acknowledged the mark slavery had left on the two countries. 


Meanwhile, the most famous citizen, singer Rihanna was declared a national hero of Barbados at the event.