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Rihanna, rum and a female PM: The new republic of Barbados is a hot spot for 2023

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It may known by most as the birthplace of rum – the Mount Gay Distillery was founded here in 1703. But in recent years, Barbados has gained a reputation for its powerful women too, most notably music megastar Rihanna and Prime Minister Mia Mottley. Mottley, who took on the premiership in 2018, has earned an impressive reputation on the global stage thanks to her impassioned speeches about climate change and its impact on SIDS (small island developing nations). When did Barbados become a republic?The country became a republic in November 2021 too, removing the British Monarch – the now late Qu…

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