Barbados has decided it no longer wants the Queen (U. K.) as head of state because it wants to become a Republic next year (The Metro, 17-9-20).
The Governor-General Dame Sandra Mason said: 'The time has come to fully leave our colonial past behind. Barbadians want a Barbadian head of state.'
As part of the process will Sandra Mason give up the title of "Dame" ? Surely that's part of the colonial past.
Dame Sandra quoted Errol Barrow, the country's first Prime Minister following independence 54 years ago, who warned against 'loitering on colonial premises.'
'That warning is as relevant today as it was in 1966', she said in a speech to mark the opening of the Barbados Parliament.
The Working Class of Barbados and the rest of the world must work towards a world without figureheads and rulers and co-operate in running the world for the benefit of everyone.
That is a world without buying and selling, a world where we produce for need and not profit.