Saturday, 22 September 2018

Singer Rihanna appointed as ambassador by Barbados



Singer Rihanna has said she "couldn't be more proud" after being given a new ambassadorial role by the government of  Barbados.

 
The artist, whose full name is Robyn Rihanna Fenty, was named "Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary" for her home country on Thursday.


The role involves promoting education, tourism and investment.


Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley said she was honoured to confer the title.


"Rihanna has a deep love for this country and this is reflected in her philanthropy, especially in the areas of health and education. She also shows her patriotism in the way she gives back to this country and continues to treasure the island as her home," the prime minister said in a statement.


"She has also demonstrated, beyond her success as a pop icon, significant creative acumen and shrewdness in business. It is therefore fitting that we engage and empower her to play a more definitive role as we work to transform Barbados."


Rihanna laughs, standing next to Prince Harry at awareness event in Barbados





BBC      News.