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#BREAKING - Dame Sandra Mason has been elected 1st President of #Barbados by both Houses of Parliament - becoming its 1st native Head of State & will replace Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II Inauguration will take place Independence Day - November 30th #BIMRepublic #BIM55πŸ‡§πŸ‡§
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#BREAKING - Yasin Abu Bakr passes away at age 80; Abu Bakr led the Jamaat Al Muslimeen - the group responsible for the attempted coup d'etat in Trinidad & Tobago on July 27th 1990
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Q: Can the President of Barbados be removed from office? A: Yes, if he/she: - wilfully violates any constitutional provision - behaves in a way which endangers the nation - cannot discharge duties - (e.g. inability of body/mind) - misbehaviour #BIMRepublic
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A: (cont'd): Bajans currently can enter the United Kingdom visa free & can stay up to 6 months under the current arrangement
Q: Will Bajans see reduced visa-free access with their passport post republic? A: Republic transition is a domestic issue which has minimal foreign policy implications; a country can change its visa arrangement with Barbados whether or not the transition takes place #BIMRepublic
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Q: Will Bajans see reduced visa-free access with their passport post republic? A: Republic transition is a domestic issue which has minimal foreign policy implications; a country can change its visa arrangement with Barbados whether or not the transition takes place #BIMRepublic
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#BREAKING - Barbados records a record 392 new COVID-19 cases out of 2,830 tests - taking tally to 14,326 (4,283 active*) [617 state isolation + 3,666 home isolation]; positivity rate at 13% 52.2% of Bajans 12+ fully vaccinated
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JUST IN - Sint Maarten announces fully vaccinated travellers will no longer require a COVID-19 test to enter the country - effective November 1st 2021 Around 39% of its population is fully vaccinated
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#BREAKING - Motion to remove Trinidad & Tobago President Paula Mae Weekes fails 47-24 following a vote by the Electoral College; Electoral College consists of members of both Houses of Parliament
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#BREAKING - Barbados to remove quarantine & PCR testing on arrival requirement for fully vaccinated travellers seeking to enter the country from Sunday, 24th October 2021; persons still will be required to submit a negative PCR test done 72 hours prior to arrival
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#BREAKING - Barbados to begin AstraZeneca COVID-19 booster shots from tomorrow, Oct 21st; will be offered to fully vaccinated age 70 & immunocompromised persons, who received their 2nd shot before end of April; to be administered at Masonic Centre, Salters or any other vax site
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#BREAKING - Saint Kitts & Nevis announces 70% of its adults are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 - with 76% receiving at least 1 dose of vaccine. Government has indicated that lessening of restrictions would take place at 80% - needing another 859 persons to reach this goal
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JUST IN - Barbados Met indicates that traces of volcanic smoke from La Palma volcano in Canary Islands are currently visible in Barbados; Canary Islands are located off the coast of Africa - some 4,500km NE of Barbados No watches or advisories were issued Photo: BMS
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#BIMRepublic πŸ‡§πŸ‡§: When Barbados becomes a republic on 55th anniversary of Independence on Nov 30th - its two most powerful officeholders: Head of State (left): Dame Sandra Mason President of Barbados Head of Government (right) Mia Amor Mottley Prime Minister of Barbados
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Q: Will Barbados leave the Commonwealth when it becomes a republic next month? A: No, it will remain a member, becoming the 34th republic within 54 nation grouping. However, it will cease to be a Commonwealth realm - a country which recognises Queen Elizabeth II as Head of State
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After Barbados' exit on November 30th, there will be 15 Commonwealth realms remaining - 8 within CARICOM (πŸ‡¦πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§πŸ‡ΈπŸ‡§πŸ‡ΏπŸ‡¬πŸ‡©πŸ‡―πŸ‡²πŸ‡°πŸ‡³πŸ‡±πŸ‡¨πŸ‡»πŸ‡¨)
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