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    Barbados becomes a Republic

    By Peter Richards BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, Nov 30, CMC – Barbados Tuesday became the [fifth] Caribbean Community (CARICOM) country to replace Britain’s Queen Elizabeth as its head of state and sworn in Dame Sandra Mason as the island’s first President with a 21-gun salute. The move to republican status coincided with the island’s 55th anniversary of political independence from Britain and Dame…

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