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Barbados becomes a republic after cutting ties to the British monarchy

Sandra Mason was sworn in this week as Barbados first elected president. Her position means the Caribbean island is no longer a part of the British monarchy.

Here & Now‘s Peter O’Dowd speaks with Nation News reporter Anmar Goodridge-Boyce about the country’s decision to break from the monarchy.

This article was originally published on WBUR.org.

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