Barbados Independence Act 1966
The Barbados Independence Act 1966 (c. 37) is an Act of the Parliament of the United Kingdom that granted independence to Barbados with effect from 30 November 1966. The Act also provided for the granting of a new constitution to take effect upon independence, which was done by the Barbados Independence Order 1966.
|Long title||An Act to make provision for, and in connection with, the attainment by Barbados of fully responsible status within the Commonwealth.|
|Citation||1966 c. 37|
|Royal assent||17 November 1966|
Status: Current legislation
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As a result of the Act, Barbados became the fourth English-speaking country in the West Indies to achieve full independence from the United Kingdom, after Jamaica, Trinidad & Tobago, and Guyana. At independence, Barbados became a member of the British Commonwealth of Nations as a Commonwealth realm.
- Cox-Alomar, Rafael (October 2004). "An Anglo-Barbadian dialogue: the negotiations leading to Barbados' independence, 1965-66". The Round Table. Routledge. 93 (377): 671–690. doi:10.1080/0035853042000300160. ISSN 0035-8533.
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