WEST INDIES: Cabinet for Barbados

As the new West Indies nation moves toward next March's election of a federal legislature and formation of its first government, the eleven main islands are gradually getting more freedom from Britain in local affairs. This week a big helping of self-government goes to Barbados, sugargrowing "little England" of the West Indies, where for 300 years a select "plantocracy" has run the British Commonwealth's third oldest Parliament (after Britain itself and Bermuda). Governor Sir Robert Arundell will hand over part of his remaining powers to Barbados' first Cabinet, bossed by Socialist Prirne Minister Sir Grantley Herbert Adams, 59.

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