Barbados declares ‘diamond’ Rihanna a national hero during republican celebrations
Barbados declared hit singer Rihanna a national hero at its republican celebrations in her hometown of Bridgetown.
Prime Minister Mia Mottley announced that the 33-year-old would be conferred with the honor of National Hero of Barbados to cheers. Rihanna was called up before the crowds to be congratulated by Mottley.
For the latest headlines, follow our Google News channel online or via the app.
“May you continue to shine like a diamond and bring honour to your nation by your works, by your actions,” Mottley told Rihanna, a reference to her 2012 chart-topping single “Diamonds.”
Barbados declared a republic, removing British queen as head of stateBarbados ditched Britain’s Queen Elizabeth as head of state, forging a new republic on Tuesday with its first-ever president and severing its last ... World News
Prince Charles flies to Barbados to celebrate the creation of a republicBritain’s Prince Charles flew to Barbados as the Caribbean nation prepared for a celebration on Monday marking the founding of a republic and the ... World News
A new republic is born: Barbados celebrates ditching Britain’s queenBarbados, a former British colony, will next week ditch Queen Elizabeth as head of state, breaking its last remaining imperial bonds with Britain ... World News
Get up, stand up: Barbados leader invokes Bob Marley to goad UNAn impassioned Barbados prime minister on Friday sought to spur meaningful action from the 193-member United Nations on crises from climate and ... World News