UWI poll: Republic preferred option

A poll conducted by The University of the West Indies (UWI) has shown that while Barbadians were in favour of the country transitioning to a republic, nearly half wanted a referendum on the issue.

This was revealed yesterday during a virtual panel discussion hosted by the Cave Hill Campus, in collaboration with the University of London and the UCL Institute of the Americas.

UWI professors Dwayne Devonish and Cynthia Barrow-Giles presented the research findings on the topic A National Republicanism vs Monarchy In Barbados.

Barrow-Giles said it was clear that Barbadians did not have an attachment to monarchical rule.

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