Breaking with Britain: Barbados becomes a Republic

55 years since Barbados achieved independence from British rule, tomorrow the country will make history by becoming the first country in almost three decades to sever ties with the British Royal family.

Today, Ayshah Tull asks what this move means for the Royal family but also for the status of ‘global Britain’.

We speak to Guy Hewitt, former High Commissioner of Barbados in London about why, after decades of discussions, Barbados has decided now is the right time to depart with the past and start the next chapter in the country’s history.

And we talk to Dr Christopher Sabatini, senior fellow for Latin America at Chatham House, about what concrete changes this could bring for the people of Barbados and whether countries around the world will follow suit. 

Sources: ITV News, Sky News, Television Jamaica