Dame Sandra Mason nominated to be first Barbados President

Dame Sandra Mason (Photo via BGIS)
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(Barbados Government Information Service Press Release) Dame Sandra Mason has been nominated to be the first President as Barbados moves to become a republic by November 30.

In addition, Barbadians have been given the assurance that there will be no change to the country’s name, flag, pledge or the name of Independence Day.

Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley outlined this and the process to be followed over the coming months as Barbados moves to a republic status, during an address to the nation this afternoon.

 “There is no change to the flag.  There is no change to the name of Independence Day; there is no change to the name of Barbados.  Barbados is Barbados.  We’re not the Commonwealth of Barbados; we’re not the Republic of Barbados; Barbados is Barbados.  We are also not changing our pledge,” the Prime Minister stated.

Ms. Mottley explained that between now and November, it was Government’s intention to put a Bajan as the country’s head of state, and Dame Sandra was the person nominated, and has consented to the nomination.

Read more at: Barbados Government Information Service

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