Barbados recently severed ties with The Queen as Head of State and named Sandra Mason after she was made a Dame Grand Cross of the order of St Michael and St George, at Buckingham Palace on March 23, 2018, in London as its first-ever president. The appointment is seen as a milestone on Barbados’s road to the republic. It is a seminal moment across the Caribbean, which will have far-reaching implications.
In this discussion, we look at how this will impact the Caribbean, as many Jamaicans are also calling for the removal of The Queen on its way to finally shedding its colonial past.
To discuss this and more, we have by Dr. Kristina Hinds, head of Department and Senior Lecturer Political Science and International Relations, UWI cave hill campus in Barbados, and Nattecia Bohardsingh United Nations Human Rights fellow for the people of African descent, she is also research fellow in the centre for reparation research, UWI.