Sandra Mason, governor-general of Barbados, was given the Companion of the Order of St Michael and St George medal at Buckingham Palace in London in March 2018. Photo: AFP
Sandra Mason, governor-general of Barbados, was given the Companion of the Order of St Michael and St George medal at Buckingham Palace in London in March 2018. Photo: AFP
Royalty

Barbados elects Sandra Mason as its first president, to replace Britain’s Queen Elizabeth

  • Mason will be sworn in on November 30, in a key step for the Caribbean island to become a republic and remove the UK monarch as its head of state
  • The date also marks the country’s 55th anniversary of independence from Britain

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Sandra Mason, governor-general of Barbados, was given the Companion of the Order of St Michael and St George medal at Buckingham Palace in London in March 2018. Photo: AFP
Sandra Mason, governor-general of Barbados, was given the Companion of the Order of St Michael and St George medal at Buckingham Palace in London in March 2018. Photo: AFP
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