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UPDATE (Jan. 3): Due to concerns with the omicron variant, the date for the celebration of Barbados’ transition to a republic has been moved to March 19.

To RSVP for the 5:30 p.m. event at the Harbour Club, 22 WestEdge St., Suite 700, email Rhoda Green: Rhoda.Green@barbadoscarolinas.org.

The event is sponsored by the Consulate General of Barbados in Miami and the Barbados and Carolina Legacy Foundation.

Barbados became a republic on Nov. 30 when it removed Queen Elizabeth as the head of state on the 55th anniversary of the nation’s independence from England.

The Consulate General of Barbados at Miami and the Barbados and Carolina Legacy Foundation will celebrate Barbados’ recent transition to a republic on Jan. 8 at the Harbour Club in Charleston.

Barbados became a republic on Nov. 30 when it removed Queen Elizabeth as the head of state on the 55th anniversary of the nation’s independence from England.

Charleston resident Rhoda Green, Barbados’ honorary consul to South Carolina and the foundation’s founder, said, “History has bequeathed to Barbados and South Carolina a similar past. So let’s celebrate our successes!”

To RSVP for the 5:30 p.m. event, email Green at Rhoda.Green@barbadoscarolinas.org before Dec. 31. The Harbour Club is located at 22 WestEdge St., Suite 700.

Barbados and Charleston have a historic and cultural tie that dates back to April 1670. Settlers from Barbados established the Carolina colony, which grew into modern-day Charleston.