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PM Mottley says it’s time to move to republic as lawmakers change Constitution

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(Barbados Today) Prime Minister Mia Mottley has assured Barbadians that much thought went into the decision to transition the country to a parliamentary republic.

Maintaining that it was not a “rush job”, Mottley said talks regarding the transition from a realm to a republic began more than two decades ago.

As lawmakers voted 25-0 to amend the Constitution of Barbados to bring the Republic into force, she said: “There can be no rush, therefore, about this Act. This Act has taken long in coming and if we go back, we agreed that there are aspects that are certainly worthy of consultation and that is the majority of the work that relates to the Constitution, we get that and we are committed to that.”

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