It is the last republic to be born in the world and features a new national heroine who is one of the most famous stars on the planet: Rihanna. The Barbados-born, 33-year-old singer and businesswoman, had already received the title of Ambassador Plenipotentiary of the island state in 2018, responsible for promoting tourism, education and investment. He was awarded his new title on Wednesday. Rihanna “dreams the whole world with her excellence, her creativity, her discipline and her extraordinary commitment to her motherland,” Barbadian Prime Minister Mia Motley told dignitaries for the official ceremony during which the new president was elected in October. Was. Sandra Mason took the oath.
Cricketer Garfield Sobers, the only other surviving national hero, was also present at the ceremony. Barbados has 11 heroes, a title created by parliament in 1998. Already independent from the United Kingdom since 1966, the Caribbean’s easternmost island, 300 kilometers from Venezuela, on Tuesday celebrated its transition to a republican rule after nearly four centuries under British sovereignty.
A ceremony in the presence of Prince Charles
The ceremony took place in the presence of Prince Charles, who recognized the “horrific tyranny of slavery” that the island suffered during British colonization. The ceremony was not open to the public…
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