Barbados to remove Queen Elizabeth II as head of state, become a republic

The time has come to fully leave our colonial past behind. Barbados will remove Queen Elizabeth II as its head of state and become a republic by next year, making it the first country to drop the monarch in nearly three decades.

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London (CNN)Barbados will remove Queen Elizabeth II as its head of state and become a republic by next year, its government has announced, making it the first country to drop the monarch in nearly three decades.

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