Tag: Queen Elizabeth II

Barbados Removes Admiral Nelson Statue In Break With Its British Colonial Past

BRIDGETOWN — Barbados removed the statue of British Admiral Lord Horatio Nelson from the capital Bridgetown’s main square recently, two months after announcing plans to replace Britain’s Queen Elizabeth as its head of state and move on from its colonial past. The bronze statue was unveiled in 1813 to commemorate Nelson and the British Royal […]

China’s $490 Million ‘Investment’ In Barbados Behind Snap Decision To Remove The Queen

BRIDGETOWN — China is behind Barbados’ snap decision to remove the British Queen as its head of state. That’s the shocking claim of a conservative member of the UK Parliament who said that a Chinese investment of $490 million in Bridgetown’s tourism infrastructure forced the Barbadian leader’s hand in the matter this month. “Some islands […]