Tag: United Kingdom (UK)

UK’s Prince William Says He Wants to Serve After Caribbean Criticism

LONDON (Reuters) — Prince William has said he is committed to service and “not telling people what to do” after a tour of the Caribbean that was marked by protests over the British empire and criticism that the trip reflected a throwback to colonial times. William released the statement at the end of an eight-day […]

British Royal Couple Starts Caribbean Tour Dogged By Protest In Belize

BELIZE CITY (Reuters) — Britain’s Prince William and his wife Kate arrived in Belize on Saturday for a weeklong Caribbean tour that was marred by a local protest before it even began amid growing scrutiny of the British Empire’s colonial ties to the region. The arrival of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge coincides with […]

Start of British Royals’ Caribbean Tour Marred by Belize Protest

BELIZE CITY (Reuters) — Britain’s Prince William and his wife Kate will not visit a cacao farm in an indigenous region of Belize as planned on their Caribbean tour, the Belize government said Friday, after local villagers staged a protest against their arrival. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge travel to Belize on Saturday for […]

Barbados’ Mottley Hails Landslide Victory For Ruling Party

BRIDGETOWN — Barbados Prime Minister Mia Mottley on Thursday celebrated a landslide victory in the Caribbean nation’s first general election since it became a republic last year by removing Britain’s queen as sovereign head of state. Mottley called the snap election in December, saying it would help promote unity as the government battled the coronavirus […]

Initial Barbados Election Results Show PM Mia Mottley Poised For Win

BRIDGETOWN — Barbados Prime Minister Mia Mottley seemed on the verge of a sweeping victory as preliminary results trickled in late on Wednesday from the Caribbean nation’s first general election since it became a republic last year. Mottley’s Barbados Labor Party (BLP) went into the vote holding 29 of the 30 seats in the national […]

Barbados To Hold First Election Since Becoming A Republic

BRIDGETOWN — Barbados today will hold general elections called by Prime Minister Mia Mottley, the Caribbean nation’s first vote since it became a republic last year by removing the British Queen as its sovereign. Mottley, whose Barbados Labor Party now controls 29 of the legislature’s 30 seats, in December said the vote would help promote […]

Barbados Plans January 19 Snap Election After Becoming Republic

BRIDGETOWN — Barbados Prime Minister Mia Mottley this week called a snap general election for January 19, just weeks after the Caribbean country became a republic and said goodbye to the British monarchy. A former British colony that gained independence in 1966, Barbados in October elected Sandra Mason as the country’s first-ever president to replace […]

Jamaica Likely To Follow Barbados’ Lead In Becoming Independent Republic

KINGSTON — Jamaica’s Attorney General Marlene Malahoo Forte says an announcement is expected by the end of the second quarter next year in relation to Jamaica’s way forward to becoming a republic, The Jamaica Observer reported. “A document is currently being prepared for the prime minister and I do believe that, in due course, perhaps […]

Barbados Bids Farewell To British Monarchy, Becomes Independent Republic

BRIDGETOWN — Barbados stopped pledging allegiance to Queen Elizabeth II today as it shed another vestige of its colonial past and became a republic for the first time in history. Several leaders, dignitaries and artists, including Prince Charles and Rihanna, attended the ceremony that began late Monday in a popular square where the statue of […]

A New Republic Is Born: Barbados Celebrates Ditching Britain’s Queen

BRIDGETOWN — Barbados, a former British colony, will next week ditch Queen Elizabeth as head of state, breaking its last remaining imperial bonds with Britain nearly 400 years since the first English ship arrived at the Caribbean island. Barbados casts the removal of Elizabeth II, who is queen of Barbados and 15 other realms including […]