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Barbados becomes a republic – and Britain faces a reckoning

Barbados becomes a republic – and Britain faces a reckoning

Update: 2021-11-307
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On Tuesday, Barbados replaces Queen Elizabeth II with president Sandra Mason – and while some are celebrating the change, others ask if a symbolic shift is really enough to reckon with the legacy of colonialism. Michael Safi visits Bridgetown to ask if the country can free itself from the history that got it here – and what Britain owes to the people of its former colonies whose ancestors were enslaved. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/infocus
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Barbados becomes a republic – and Britain faces a reckoning

Barbados becomes a republic – and Britain faces a reckoning

The Guardian