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Barbados to become a republic, replacing British queen
Barbados is about to cut ties with the British monarchy, but the legacy of a sometimes brutal colonial past and the pandemic's impact on tourism pose major challenges for the Caribbean island as it becomes the world's newest republic. In October, Barbados elected Mason to become its first president, one year after Prime Minister Mia Mottley declared that the country would "fully" leave its colonial past.Famed for its beaches and love of cricket, Barbados will this week replace its head of state, Queen Elizabeth II, with her current representative, Governor General Sandra Mason.
The most famous citizen of Barbados, the Rihanna singer, was declared "National Heré of Barbados" Monday, November 29 At the proclamation ceremony of the all-new Caribbean Island, already independent of the United Kingdom since 1966, but who officially says goodbye to Queen Elizabeth II. Revive this moment:
already independent of the United Kingdom since 1966, Barbados, the most eastern island of the Caribbean 300 kilometers from Venezuela, celebrated its transition to a republican regime after some four centuries of subjection to the British ruler.
the singer and businesswoman, aged 33 and born in Barbados, had already been conferred in 2018 the title of Plenipotentiary Ambassador of the Island State, responsible for fostering tourism, education and investments.
Prince Charles to reaffirm 'trusted partnership' with Barbados as nation prepares to cut ties with Queen
The Prince of Wales will reaffirm the "myriad connections between the people of our countries" as he flies to Barbados for a ceremony to remove the Queen as head of state and transition to a republic. © Reuters Prince Charles seen on a walkabout with Prime Minister Mia Mottley during a trip to Barbados in March 2019 Prince Charles, who said he believes it is "important" for him to attend the ceremony, arrived in Barbados late on Sunday, following an invitation from Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley.
Rihanna has "dreams the whole world with his quest for excellence, his creativity, his discipline and above all his extraordinary commitment to his home of origin," said the Barbadian Prime Minister, Mia Mottley, in front of the dignitaries gathered for the official ceremony during which the new president elected in October, Sandra Mason, took an oath.
"On the part of a recognizing country, and an even more proud people, we present the person designated for the National Heroes of Barbados, Ambassador Robyn Rihanna Fenty", continued Mia Mottley by inviting the R & B singer joining her.
The Garfield Sober cricket player, only other national hero of Barbados alive, gave the accolade in Rihanna who wore a black mask on her face like most participants. His new title will be conferred on Wednesday, said the premier.
Barbados set to become a republic, ditching British Queen
Barbados will replace Queen Elizabeth II as head of state as Caribbean island distances itself from colonial past.The UK’s Prince Charles arrived in Barbados late on Sunday as the country prepares to replace the Queen with Sandra Mason, a former governor-general who also will serve as the island’s first president.
"Can you continue to shine like a diamond"
"Can you continue to shine like a diamond and cover your country with your words and actions," she said, thus referring to One of the greatest successes of the singer, "Diamonds" (2012).
Rihanna made a dazzling entrance on the international musical scene in 2003. It has made its successes in the bins in a massive empire in the fashion and beauty areas and its entrepreneurial talent a catapulte among the great -rich.
Its income is now ecliping those of Superstars like Madonna and Beyoncé.
It weighs $ 1.7 billion, making it one of the richest musicians on the planet, announced in August the specialized forbes magazine. About 1.4 billion its fortune comes according to the magazine of its makeup brand, Fenty Beauty, created in partnership with the French Giant of Luxury LVMH.
And despite the fact that it has not taken out album since 2016, the singer keeps an immense online influence, with more than 100 million subscribers on Instagram and Twitter.
The ceremony took place in the presence of Prince Charles who acknowledged "the appalling atrocity of slavery" of which the island suffered during British colonization. The ceremony was not open to the public but the fireproof linked to the pandemic was suspended so that the inhabitants can enjoy the festivities.
Prince Charles appears to fall asleep during midnight ceremony as Barbados becomes a republic .
Prince Charles has appeared to fall asleep, momentarily, during a late night ceremony to mark Barbados becoming a republic. Charles, 73, was a special guest at the historic event which saw Barbados cut ties with the British Crown after nearly 400 years. Official festivities marking the island's historic transition from realm to republic took place in National Heroes Square, decorated in the national colors of gold and ultramarine, in the heart of the capital of Bridgetown.