Charles to highlight UK bonds as Barbados becomes a republic

Asia's Tech News Daily

The Prince of Wales will highlight the shared goals and enduring bonds between Barbados and the UK during a ceremony marking the Caribbean country’s transition to a republic.

Charles will also tell the nation it is “important” for him to attend the event, being staged in the capital Bridgetown, to “reaffirm those things which do not change” as the major constitutional shift takes place.

The heir to the throne will deliver his address just after midnight as Barbados begins a new chapter in its history on November 30 – the 55th anniversary of independence from Britain – after its first president Dame Sandra Mason is sworn in.

The Queen with Dame Sandra Mason who will soon become the country’s first president (Steve Parsons/PA)

Barbados’s decision to remove the Queen as head of state will be watched closely by other members of the Commonwealth especially in the Caribbean region.

During the ceremony in National Heroes Square, Charles is expected to say: “As your constitutional status changes, it was important to me that I should join you to reaffirm those things which do not change.”

He will go on to give examples of the ties that will remain – “the close and trusted partnership between Barbados and the United Kingdom as vital members of the Commonwealth” and “our common determination to defend the values we both cherish and to pursue the goals we share”.

Charles is also expected to celebrate the cultural, social and economic bonds between the UK and Barbados, “the myriad connections between the people of our countries – through which flow admiration and affection, co-operation and opportunity – strengthening and enriching us all”.

Barbados is following other Caribbean nations who have also dispensed with the Queen as their head of state, with Guyana becoming a republic in 1970, Trinidad and Tobago following in 1976 and Dominica two years later.

Charles with Barbados PM Mia Mottley who has invited him to attend the republic celebrations (Jane Barlow/PA)

In recent years Jamaica has also flagged it wants an elected head of state, with Prime Minister Andrew Holness saying it is a priority of his government, but has yet to achieve it.

Charles is also expected to talk about reaffirming the friendship he has had with the island since he first visited 50 years ago and praise the invaluable contribution of the Barbadian diaspora in the UK.

During the ceremony, service personnel will march past the prince and give their final salute to the monarchy before the Queen’s standard is lowered and the presidential flag raised.

Demonstrations are expected during the day with some Bajans demanding an apology and reparations from the monarchy and UK Government for slavery.

Charles will also receive the Freedom of Barbados, awarded for extraordinary service to the country, the Caribbean diaspora or to humanity at large.

The Queen has been Barbados’s head of state since it became independent in 1966 but the issue of becoming a republic has been discussed at national level during the following decades.

Barbados is one of the Queen’s 16 realms – countries where she is head of state – and in the Caribbean region other countries include Antigua and Barbuda, Bahamas, Belize, Grenada, Jamaica, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia and St Vincent.

Internet Explorer Channel Network
Asia's Tech News Daily
News Related

OTHER NEWS

Ukrainian Canadians worry about Russia conflict: ‘I'm afraid for my family'

As fears of a potential Russian military invasion in Ukraine grows, Anastasiya Khoma worries for her loved ones back home. “I’m afraid for my family because there is nowhere they ... Read more »

Fact-checking six claims from Biden's news conference

President Joe Biden held a news conference on Wednesday to mark the end of the first year of his presidency. © MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images US President Joe Biden answers questions ... Read more »

UK hemp tech powers processor to combat climate change and boost agriculture

© eHempHouse eHempHouse Organic farmers in Zambia are the first this year to take part in the free trial this year of the company’s patent-pending, transportable Smartbox, a compact, shipping ... Read more »

Hamilton police seek 3.9 per cent budget bump

The Hamilton Police Service is requesting a 3.9 per cent increase to its budget this year. © Shallima Maharaj / Global News Hamilton police Chief Frank Bergen says he needs ... Read more »

Rescuers coax stranded dog to safety by tying sausage to drone

A drone company is being credited for saving the life of a dog in the U.K. after it came up with a clever way to capture the attention of the ... Read more »

Video: Library security guard is viciously attacked by pit bull after approaching passed-out owner to administer Narcan as overdoses and crimes surge out of control in San Francisco

Read more »

Prosecutor requests grand jury in probe of Trump's 2020 election efforts

Capitol insurrection: Tracking the attack 1 year later See more videos What to watch next Chris Cuomo testimony video that led to CNN firing released by New York AG The ... Read more »

USC issues new guidelines for Greek life, including placing security near bedrooms to prevent sexual assaults

© Provided by NBC News The University of Southern California has unveiled new strict guidelines for Greek life on campus, including having security guards in hallways leading to bedrooms at ... Read more »

Kathy Griffin 'Hate-Watched' Anderson Cooper and Andy Cohen's NYE Special

© Provided by US Weekly Kathy Griffin Hate Watched Anderson Cooper Andy Cohens NYE Special Changing the channel? After being fired from her New Year’s Eve hosting gig, Kathy Griffin ... Read more »

Look: Shaquille O'Neal Loses Dallas Cowboys Playoff Bet

Today’s episode of Shaquille O’Neal’s The Big Podcast was appropriately named “The Big Wig.” © Provided by The Spun Shaquille O’Neal walks the red carpet. Ahead of this past weekend’s Wild ... Read more »

Bielsa could land his own Conor Gallagher in Leeds swoop for "silky" 15-cap sensation - opinion

© Provided by Football FanCast USA international Brenden Aaronson in action against Mexico Leeds United continue to be interested in Brenden Aaronson ahead of January 31st… What’s the word? That’s ... Read more »

12 best leather sofas: couches, sectionals and sleepers

© Provided by Real Homes A tan leather sectional sofa in a contemporary living room Looking for a leather sofa? Whilst this isn’t going to be an option for the ... Read more »

Dancing On Ice's Regan Gascoigne says he has no advantage despite dancing experience

Regan Gascoigne insists he has no advantage on Dancing On Ice – despite years as a pro dancer. The 25-year-old star is one of the favourites to take home the ... Read more »

'It's something I've been working on; off-the-ball work, the reading of a game'

OFTENTIMES, RUGBY WINGS are judged for their involvements on the ball – the tries they score, the linebreaks they make, the offloads they produce. But so much of the modern-day ... Read more »

Trump news - live: Ex-president reacts to Georgia grand jury move, as Ivanka asked to testify on riot

LIVE – Updated at 20:13 Former President Donald Trump has defended his “perfect” phone call with Georgia officials regarding election fraud in the state. Earlier on Thursday, the Fulton County ... Read more »

Bob Saget's wife reveals final conversation they had before his death

© Provided by Indy 100 Kelly Rizzo fights back tears remembering ‘kind’ husband Bob Saget Kelly Rizzo has opened up about the last conversation she shared with her late husband, ... Read more »

Amanda Holden and Alesha Dixon lead BGT judges in dramatically different looks at auditions

Amanda Holden and Alesha Dixon made bold appearances in contrasting outfits as they attended the London auditions for the new series of Britain’s Got Talent on Thursday. Filming for season ... Read more »

Elche 0-0 (1-2 AET) Real Madrid: Carlo Ancelotti's 10-man side stage thrilling extra-time fightback as Isco and Eden Hazard fire Los Blancos into quarter-finals of Copa del Rey

Real Madrid entered Copa del Rey clash fresh off their Spanish Super Cup winLos Blancos were frustrated and the lack of Karim Benzema up front hurt themElche had three clear chances in the first half but failed to take any of them Game went to extra time and Real were dealt a blow with Marcelo's red cardElche then scored but Isco and Eden Hazard struck back to earn the win  Read more »

Katalanen platzt der Kragen: Barça schmeisst Skandal-Kicker Dembélé raus!

© Bereitgestellt von Blick Barça schmeisst Skandal-Kicker Dembélé raus! Vertrags-Verlängerung oder Tribünen-Platz? Eine Frage, die man sich im Lager des FC Barcelona über die vergangenen Monate stellte. Jetzt ist klar: ... Read more »

Laborstudie zeigt: Französischer Totimpfstoff wirkt gegen Omikron

Die Zulassung für die Corona-Impfung der Firma Valneva bei der Europäischen Arzneimittelbehörde (EMA) ist noch hängig. Jetzt hat das Unternehmen bekanntgegeben, dass drei Dosen des Wirkstoffs eine Infektion mit der ... Read more »

Mike Vrabel: Titans to make decision on Derrick Henry Friday

© Andrew Nelles / USA TODAY NETWORK Tennessee Titans running back Derrick Henry Tennessee Titans star running back Derrick Henry talked with reporters on Wednesday in anticipation of his long-awaited ... Read more »

Biden nominee would be 1st Muslim woman to serve as federal judge

The accomplishments and stalled priorities of Biden’s 1st year in office See more videos What to watch next Chris Cuomo testimony video that led to CNN firing released by New ... Read more »

Report: Bears set up interview with Morocco Brown for Monday

The Bears aren’t done with their search for a new General Manager. They have set up an interview for Monday with Colts college scouting director Morocco Brown, Ian Rapoport of ... Read more »

Al Gore: Emissions reductions hinge on AI measurements from space

© Getty Images Al Gore: Emissions reductions hinge on AI measurements from space Achieving earthly emissions reductions goals will hinge upon the extraterrestrial capabilities of artificial intelligence technologies that are ... Read more »

Serbia cancels plan for lithium mine following protests

© Provided by dw.com Serbia’s ruling party has changed its mind about a proposed lithium mine following large protests Serbian Prime Minister Ana Brnabic announced the cancellation of a plan ... Read more »

Nemesis: ‘It is crazy how much damage there is in [League] now compared to old seasons'

© Provided by Dot Esports On a Jan. 14 stream, popular League of Legends streamer and Gen.G content creator Nemesis gave his opinion on the game’s growingly apparent power crawl. ... Read more »

Major changes on the way for classrooms as new term begins

Students will be required to get weekly Rapid Antigen Tests and wear a face mask as major changes are set to be rolled out across the classroom.  States and territories ... Read more »

Canadian dollar rises as selloff in U.S. bonds ebbs

By Fergal Smith © Reuters/Mark Blinch FILE PHOTO: A Canadian dollar coin, commonly known as the “Loonie”, is pictured in this illustration picture taken in Toronto TORONTO (Reuters) – The ... Read more »

Wearing masks on planes cuts risk of Covid spreading, study confirms

Many travellers have bemoaned having to wear a mask for an entire flight but it does reduce the chance of spreading Covid, a study has confirmed. Chinese experts simulated how droplets ... Read more »

Tyreeq Bakinson breaks his silence after Ipswich Town agree Bristol City transfer agreement

© Provided by Football League World FA Cup – Fourth Round – Millwall v Bristol City Ipswich Town recruit Tyreeq Bakinson has labelled the Tractor Boys a ‘massive club’ after ... Read more »

Black Panther's Michael B Jordan addresses potential MCU return

Michael B Jordan has opened up on the possibility of his return to the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The American actor played Erik “Killmonger” Stevens in 2018 hit film Black Panther ... Read more »

Lonzo Ball to undergo surgery on knee, miss six to eight weeks

© David Richard-USA TODAY Sports Chicago Bulls guard Lonzo Ball If the Chicago Bulls are to maintain their lead atop the Eastern Conference standings, they’ll have to do it without ... Read more »

Nutrition tips to staying in shape in 2022

© Provided by The South African Whether you have you’ve set a resolution to lose weight or simply want to start living and eating healthier, it helps to get professional ... Read more »

How To Swap Presidents Without an Insurrection

© Jim Watson—AFP/Getty Images President Joe Biden holds a pen as he prepares to sign a series of orders in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, after ... Read more »

The Workout 'Euphoria' Star Javon 'Wanna' Walton Uses to Shine Onscreen

Javon “Wanna” Walton is a young actor and amateur boxer brimming with potential. Just check out his Instagram for some of his intense training sessions and fights. But he’s much ... Read more »

Twitch denies JiDion’s ban appeal Pokimane hate raid suspension

Controversial content creator Jidon “JiDion” Adams may never stream on Twitch again. After being permanently banned from the streaming platform, JiDion attempted to appeal Twitch’s decision. But the company stuck ... Read more »

‘Home Town' Star Erin Napier Opens Up About ‘Panic Attacks And Spiralling Thoughts'

Erin Napier is opening up about her mental health struggles. On Wednesday, the star of HGTV Canada‘s “Home Town” shared a lengthy post on Instagram looking back on her health ... Read more »

How to get to Dunas Blancas in Forza Horizon 5

© Provided by GamePur Forza Horizon 5 has many different environments, ranging from volcano peaks, to deep jungles, to even the desert dunes that can be found in Mexico. One ... Read more »

Democrats start work on smaller version of Biden’s spending plan

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Democratic lawmakers are working on a slimmed-down spending plan that will include some major provisions of President Biden’s failed Build Back Better package. Despite the ... Read more »

A review of President Biden's first year on border policy

© Provided by The Hill Migrants crowd a Border Patrol facility In January of 2021, as President Biden and his team transitioned from the campaign to the White House, addressing ... Read more »
On free-english-test.com you will find lots of free English exam practice materials to help you improve your English skills: grammar, listening, reading, writing, ielts, toeic