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No more Independence Day

No more Independence Day
Minister of Home Affairs Wilfred Abrahams (centre) flanked by Minister with responsibility for Culture, Dr Shantal Munro-Knight (left), and Lt Col Carlos Lovell. (Picture by Reco Moore)

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The Government of Barbados has announced that November 30 will no longer be known as Independence Day.

Instead, it will be called Barbados National Day.

This was revealed during a media conference at Ilaro Court earlier this evening by Minister of Home Affairs Wilfred Abrahams.

The aim is to combine the Independence Day and Republic Day celebrations.

Barbados gained independence from Britain on November 30, 1966, and so the day became known. However, last year, Prime Minister Mia Mottley announced the country would henceforth be a republic.

More details to come. (SAT)


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