Barbados will say goodbye to Britain’s monarchy, while Rihanna is declared a national hero.
The announcement came during the ceremony of removing Queen Elizabeth as the island nation’s head of state.
In 1966, the Caribbean nation declared independence from Britain but was still part of the British Empire. Elizabeth II became Queen of Barbados.
This is so until now.
Overnight the nation split from the Queen, and became the Republic of Barbados.
Barbados, a newly independent country was also named Beauty Entrepreneur and Grammy-winning Star RihannaA national hero
Mia Mottley, Prime Minister of Barbados, announced that the music icon would be recognized as a National Hero of Barbados.
The declaration lauded Rihanna’s “extraordinary commitment to the land of her birth.”
The Caribbean island is ringing with new freedom marking the final break from Barbados’ past as a British colony.
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