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Commonwealth nations face hurdles to follow Barbados’ republican path

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Kingston, Jamaica Reuters Barbados’ declaration of a republic on Tuesday may fuel fervor in other Commonwealth countries to follow suit, but experts say removing the queen requires overcoming political hurdles that have for decades stymied republican initiatives. Barbados inaugurated President Sandra Mason as its head of state on Tuesday to replace Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II […]

Volcanic eruption in Caribbean prompts Baptist church meals, relief agency supplies

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RNS Rev Cecil Richards is working with members of his Kingstown Baptist Church to help feed people in Saint Vincent who have been evacuated due to the volcanic eruption on the island nation. Soon after the initial eruption on Friday, volunteers prepared 170 meals from their church kitchen to distribute to evacuees at shelters in […]