BARBADOS: Abolish the Monarchy?
Barbados gained it's independence in 1966. Since then, it has been a member of the Commonwealth Realms, a select club from within the Commonwealth of Nations whom retain the British Monarch as Head of State.
The timing, could not be worse. The UK is leaving the EU and has ambitions of becoming a free trade powerhouse. Clearly, Commonwealth Realms would benefit from this new Global Britain with a 21st century outlook!
It's not yet apparent, but the Commonwealth Realms, would make a nice little trade block.
The UK Government should project this message, in an effort to promote the fact, that being a realm, could have its benefits.
Bringing this exclusive club together through trade and investment can only be a win - win. However, it's only a win if you're in, and to be in, it needs to be appealing.