We on the Margin have long called for some form of national recognition for Rihanna. So we were thrilled to hear last night that she was named Youth Cultural Ambassador for Barbados. The (largely ceremonial) title has been bestowed once before on Barbados’ Olympic Bronze Medal winner Obadele Thompson. As part of the ceremonies Rihanna was also given “a piece of the rock” in the exclusive Apes Hill Golf Resort area, so that in Prime Minister Thompson’s words “Barbados will always be home”.
The proclamation read….
The proclamation, read by Minister of Culture Steve Blackett, said:
We on the Margin congratulate Rihanna (once again) and tip our hat to PM Thompson for bestowing this national honour.