Barbados, a Caribbean island country with an area of 430 square kilometers and a population of less than 300,000, was approved by the Barbados House of Representatives and the Senate on September 28 and October 6, 2021, 55 years after independence from the British colony in 1966. Act to abolish Queen Elizabeth II as head of state; and on October 20 to elect the current Governor-General, Sandra Mason, as the first president. On November 30, Independence Day (National Day), it was announced that it would be restructured into the “Republic of Barbados”, the youngest republic in the world. Although Barbados no longer regards the Queen of England as the head of state and withdraws from the “Great Britain Association”, it still continues to be a member of the “Commonwealth of Nations” (such as Singapore) as a non-kingdom member.
At the celebration of the reorganization of the republic, the British royal family sent Crown Prince Charles (Prince Charles) to watch the ceremony to congratulate; British Prime Minister Johnson (Boris Johnson) also issued a statement to reiterate the firm partnership between the two countries.
On September 16, 2020
After the Barbados government Qatar Phone Number announced that it was preparing to abolish. The symbolic status of Queen Elizabeth II as head of state. Tom Tugendhat, chairman of the Foreign Affairs Committee of the House of Commons of the British Parliament. Accepted the “Thames” in September 2020. When interviewed by The Times, it was alleged that Barbados’ cancellation of Queen Elizabeth II’s symbolic head of state status was due to pressure from China. China used infrastructure investment and debt diplomacy (referring to the Belt and Road) as a means of control. Beijing is actively trying to undermine London’s historic status as the Caribbean nation’s leading partner.
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The US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) has shared. Intelligence on China’s operations in Barbados with the UK. member of the British Association for the Caribbean Except for Cuba. Dominican Republic and Haiti. the Caribbean region has a population of more than 10 million. And most of them are island. Countries with a population of less than 1 million. Most of which are British colonies that became independent in the 20th century. In the Caribbean Sea, there are Cuba, which is not a democratic camp, Haiti. The poorest country in the Western Hemisphere. And the British Virgin Islands and the Cayman Islands. which are the world’s “tax havens”. Among them, Haiti, St. Christopher, St. Lucia and St. Vincent are our diplomatic allies.