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Retirees want no more Queen

ANTOINETTE CONNELL, [email protected]

Retirees want no more Queen

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A GROUP OF RETIREES with distinguished careers in public service is advocating for a Barbadian Head of State and no more pledging allegiance to Queen Elizabeth II.

The two knights and three former leaders in their respective fields will also dispatch letters to the offices of the Prime Minister and Leader of the Opposition calling for a change in the Constitution to reflect the request.

Sir Steve Emtage, Sir Woodville Marshall, Ian Archer, Patrick Frost and Peter Laurie, in a letter to the Editor, said they were making the request in the midst of celebrations leading up to the 50th anniversary of Independence on November 30.

“In this our 50th year of our Independence we, the signatories to this letter, are of the firm belief that one of the things which needs to be done to complete Barbados’ state of Independence is to amend our Constitution to provide that the Head of State of Barbados must be a citizen of Barbados who shall reside in Barbados,” the letter stated. (AC)

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