Tuesday 20 August, 2019

All set for Westbury New Road renaming in honour of Rihanna

Chairman of the Planning Committee, Hugh Foster (most left), points to what will be a monument  inscribed in honour of Rihanna.

Chairman of the Planning Committee, Hugh Foster (most left), points to what will be a monument inscribed in honour of Rihanna.

Government will rename Westbury New Road in honour of former resident and Barbadian-born pop icon, Robyn Rihanna Fenty, on Independence Day, Thursday, November 30, during an official ceremony.

According to officials within the Ministry of Tourism, Westbury New Road, which will be renamed Rihanna Drive, is a growing tourist attraction, as many taxi drivers and tour bus operators show it as a place of interest when transporting visitors around the island.  Additionally, it was thought necessary to highlight the many achievements of the Grammy Award-winning singer, entrepreneur and philanthropist.

The ceremony, dubbed, Our Diamond - The Rihanna Drive Project, will be attended by residents of Westbury New Road, Government officials and other specially-invited guests. It will feature the unveiling of a fingertip pole sign and an 8 x 5 signboard by Prime Minister Freundel Stuart and Rihanna, as well as performances by local entertainers.

The event is by invitation only; as a result, members of the public are invited to view it live on CBC TV8, beginning at 2:45 p.m.

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