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Barbados cuts ties with Queen Elizabeth II, becomes a republic in a dazzling ceremony
In his speech, Prince Charles said the creation of the republic “offers a new beginning” for the former British colony, while his mother sent the island her "warmest good wishes."
By Yuliya Talmazan and Shira Pinson
LONDON — Almost 400 years after the first English ship arrived on its golden shores, the former British colony of Barbados woke up Tuesday as a republic.

The tiny Caribbean nation removed Queen Elizabeth II as its head of state in a spectacular ceremony that began late Monday, breaking its ties with the British royal family — and with it, one of the island’s last remaining imperial bonds to the United Kingdom.
The event was held 55 years to the day since Barbados gained full independence but kept the monarch in the ceremonial role.

At the strike of midnight local time, the new republic was born to the cheers of local crowds. The moment was marked by a 21-gun salute and the playing of the Barbadian national anthem.

A dazzling display of fireworks, dance and music was followed by Prime Minister Mia Mottley declaring the singer Rihanna — a Barbadian native, as well as a global star — a national hero.
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"May you continue to shine like a diamond,” the prime minister told Rihanna during the ceremony as they both laughed. Toby Melville / Pool via Reuters

Sandra Mason, a Barbadian who had served as the island’s governor general — or queen’s representative — was sworn in as the country’s first president. She was elected to the figurehead post by Parliament last month, but Mottley will continue to run the country.
“It is a monumental step,” Kristina Hinds, a senior lecturer in political science at the University of the West Indies in eastern Barbados, said on a Zoom call from her home in Wanstead, north of the capital, Bridgetown ahead of the ceremony. “I think it is part of the evolution of our independence, and it is certainly long overdue.”

Prince Charles, the heir to the British throne, was in attendance as Barbados celebrated ending its formal links with his 95-year-old mother. Elizabeth is queen of 15 other realms including the United Kingdom, Australia, Canada and Jamaica.

Charles gave a speech saying the creation of the republic "offers a new beginning,” while his mother sent the island her "warmest good wishes" in a statement.

“From the darkest days of our past and the appalling atrocity of slavery which forever stains our history, people of this island forged their path with extraordinary fortitude,” he said

His presence may signal the royal family’s desire to maintain strong bonds with the island, which will remain in the Commonwealth — a voluntary association of 54 states that includes many former British colonies and which the queen has championed throughout her life.


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My apologies dead sir, wrong section apparently.
 

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Well great, queen elizabeth is an old fart who is given too much importance outside of britian.
When she came to pakistan in 1960s, people almost worshipped this pharoan. Goes to show much much gora worship mentality pakistan grew up with.
 

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Well great, queen elizabeth is an old fart who is given too much importance outside of britian.
When she came to pakistan in 1960s, people almost worshipped this pharoan. Goes to show much much gora worship mentality pakistan grew up with.
It was right after colonialism,
but as time goes on that attitude will and did decrease
 

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I suggest when the world gets rid of Anglo bastards' colonization, the Britain be announced a territory of savages like the Romans called them hundreds of years ago. I think they had a point to call British side like that.
 

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One important point, this is the oldest colony of Britain that announces independence from colonial xueen.

Not independence technically, they achieved independence in 1966 however till now they retained QE as a ceremonial head of state like many Commonwealth countries still have even today.
 

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True

They were paying millions of dollars to the xueen as yearly ransom.
Nope, only difference was their president was called a Governor General instead, the queen had no power nor did she draw any privileges or powers it was completely symbolic.

Interestingly in 1953 when the Queen was coronated , she also took the oath to be the Queen of Pakistan. As she was the head of state until our first constitution of 1956, when Pakistan became the world’s first Islamic Republic.
 

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Nope, only difference was their president was called a Governor General instead, the queen had no power nor did she draw any privileges or powers it was completely symbolic.

Interestingly in 1953 when the Queen was coronated , she also took the oath to be the Queen of Pakistan. As she was the head of state until our first constitution of 1956, when Pakistan became the world’s first Islamic Republic.
The symbolic joke. She has the power to move the army and command the military/armed forces. What else would you call power?

Pakistan by name is an Islamic country but by national laws, its a western oriented country. Constitutional laws such as death penalty are defined by western rules.
 

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Pakistan by name is an Islamic country but by national laws, its a western oriented country. Constitutional laws such as death penalty are defined by western rules.

How are our national laws in conflict with Islam? Pakistan does impose the death penalty on applicable crimes.
 

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The symbolic joke. She has the power to move the army and command the military/armed forces. What else would you call power?

Pakistan by name is an Islamic country but by national laws, its a western oriented country. Constitutional laws such as death penalty are defined by western rules.
Unless you go this route- you're not islamic enough for some...
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How are our national laws in conflict with Islam? Pakistan does impose the death penalty on applicable crimes.
 

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Did you read the full article you shared?

" She said the decision was taken after the Council of Islamic Ideology, a state-run body that interprets laws from an Islamic perspective, found chemical castration un-Islamic. "
 

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Did you read the full article you shared?

" She said the decision was taken after the Council of Islamic Ideology, a state-run body that interprets laws from an Islamic perspective, found chemical castration un-Islamic. "
Yes sir, which goes to show you a lot is needed to be done.

A rapist should be hanged with no second thought.
 

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