Barbados Has Transitioned To A Republic
Barbados is known as the most easterly island of the West Indies. The country is 166 square miles and 21 miles long, and 15 miles wide. It gained independence from British rule in 1966, with Errol Barrow becoming the first Prime Minister.
In 2021, Barbados became a republic, and the current Prime Minister, Mia Mottley, and her team took the lead in this development. The most significant change in the process has seen the role of the Governor-General replaced with President.
This honor, held by Sandra Mason, is a first for the country. There will be many more firsts for the island as time goes by. The government is feverishly working on the structure of the constitution to bring it more in line with republic status. No one knows what the future holds, but nothing has changed besides the island’s new position.
Barbados remains a place loved by visitors and locals and has many sandy beaches. Despite the pandemic, the island is still one of the most sought-after destinations. There must be a reason for this, and apart from talking about the island’s new status, we will look at the country itself.
Barbados has 80 plus beaches all around the island, with the south and western sides being the most popular. The island’s north is mostly cliff with a few small crevices along the way. The eastern part of the island has beaches but is best known for surfing due to big waves and rocky areas. You can still find many sandy beaches along the eastern side of you are more adventurous.
If you are the type of person that loves to see attractions, no worries, this new republic has plenty to see. You can visit caves, gardens, historical sites, bay gardens and enjoy local cuisine and much more. You can go here to learn much more about what type of attractions you can find in Barbados.
For a bit of foretaste of what to expect, I will share some attractions you may have heard about or need to know. St.Nicholas Abbey is a well-known attraction and offers the only train ride on the island.
Here I will share some quotes about the beautiful island of Barbados, how things have changed over the years.
“I miss that jellied coconut and that invigorating coconut water; oh, how I miss my sweet Barbados, “Yes, this is your lost daughter.”
“Sugar cane island, Sweetest place on earth Bridgetown, Barbados Land of my birth.”
“FALL in love with Barbados!!”
You are 166 sq miles of sweet, undulating beauty- replete with richness and contradiction. I could never be all I am… without you, Never knew how hard I’d fall – especially when I am away from you. Happy Birthday, Bim”
“When people ask me where I am from, I say “Barbados,” and sometimes I mention “broken trident.”
“No one leaves this hidden treasure, Feeling the same way they came, They refer their friends to this Gem, This island with a beautiful name,
My beautiful “Bim”—Barbados.”
I’ve got a nice little crafty deal with the people in Barbados; 10 days out there teaching the locals how to play darts for an hour a day. Get paid for that as well.
Growing up, I’d heard so much about Barbados. It was where my parents spent their honeymoon, and they also spoke about the time they took me when I was three years old.
It’s hard not to enjoy yourself in Barbados and I was grateful for some time off and to chill with family and friends after such a busy period of cricket in 2020. There were some Covid restrictions, but there was a lot more freedom than we’ve had in the U.K.
After reading those quotes from persons born and living in Barbados or those who came for a visit, you may desire to join them. That shouldn’t be too difficult as the nation is always welcoming visitors.
Barbados may be a republic now, but it remains the Barbados many lived in for all of their lives. Whatever changes may come from these new developments, life must still go on. This change probably won’t stop this gem of an island from being a visitor’s paradise.
You can be sure that as you visit the island, many people are enjoying a great pass time that welcomes you, the visitor, plane watching. As you come to the world’s newest republic, be assured the people are the same, and the places you visit are still the same. Barbados is still Barbados.