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PM to talk republic ‘soon’

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Added 03 April 2015

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Prime Minister Freundel Stuart (left) pausing to chat with repeat visitors Marie-Lyse and John Szilagyi and their son David the reception. (Picture by Sandy Pitt.)

 

PRIME MINISTER FREUNDEL STUART has promised to share his ideas for a republican Barbados with Barbadians “soon”.

Stuart announced plans to replace the Queen’s representative the Governor General with a president just over a week ago while addressing a meeting of the St George South branch of the Democratic Labour Party. At that time he said the shift would take place “in the very near future”.

The announcement has triggered widespread debate, with some people questioning the Prime Minister’s motives, while supporters of the monarchical system have expressed concern about the proposed change.

Pressed by the media Wednesday night to expand on his plans, the Prime Minister declined to give details, only saying: “I do plan to speak more on the matter. I will go out there and the people will have a chance to hear what I am thinking. Have no fear I do plan to talk about it.” (GC)

Please read the full story in today's Daily Nation, or in the eNATION edition.

 

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