Barbados becomes a Republic

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The Caribbean island nation of Barbadosdeclared  itself a republic on 30 November,a move that coincides with the 55th anniversary of its independence from Britain.

The country of some 3,00,000 citizens is no longer a constitutional monarchy and will not pledge allegiance to the Queen of Britain.

On November 29, Barbados, once known as Little England, swore in its first President, Sandra Mason.

However, it will remain a part of the Commonwealth. 

Barbados capital  Bridgetown

Currency: Barbados Dollar

Prime Minister: Mia Mottley 

Commonwealth of Nations or Commonwealth

  • Commonwealth of Nations is an association of countries that were once ruled by Britain. The current Commonwealth of Nations was formally constituted by the London Declaration in 1949. 
  • The head of the Commonwealth is Britain's, Queen Elizabeth II.
  • At present, there are 54 members Including India 

Headquarters:London , England 

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