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At midnight Monday, Barbados became the world’s newest republic, ending 396 years of British monarchy rule over the Caribbean island. Hundreds of people took part in the celebrations in Bridgetown and Barbadian singer Rihanna was declared a national heroine.

Whether you live or work in Barbados or are part of the Diaspora, we would love to know what this moment means for you. We are also interested in knowing what celebrations you have participated in to mark the occasion.

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