Monday 20 August, 2018

Westbury New Road to be named after Rihanna

Westbury New Road will be renamed Rihanna Drive.

In an announcement on Friday, the Ministry of Tourism said:

"The Government of Barbados will on Independence Day, Thursday, November 30, 2017 officially change the name of  Westbury New Road located in  St. Michael  to Rihanna Drive in honour of Barbadian superstar Ms. Robyn Rihanna Fenty who grew up in Westbury New Road."

Prime Minister Freundel Stuart and Rihanna will participate in an unveiling ceremony at Westbury New Road from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. on November 30.

Rihanna has often paid homage to her childhood neighbourhood, showing it off to renowned US talkshow host, Oprah Winfrey, when filming a special interview with her in Barbados in 2012. When she staged her LOUD tour concert at Kensington Oval in 2011, she reminisced about growing up just a stone's throw away in Westbury and she has even named one of her companies Westbury Road Entertainment.