World’s newest republic Barbados names ‘Diamond’ Rihanna national hero • FRANCE 24 English

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#Barbados ditched Britain’s #QueenElizabeth as head of state, forging a new republic on Tuesday with its first-ever president and severing its last remaining colonial bonds nearly 400 years after the first English ships arrived at the Caribbean island. After a dazzling display of Barbadian dance and music, complete with speeches celebrating the end of colonialism, Barbadian singer #Rihanna was declared a national hero by Prime Minister Mia Mottley, the leader of Barbados’ #republican movement.

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