BRIDGE TOWN: The Caribbean nation of Barbados has emerged from the British Empire to become an independent democracy, with the famous singer Rihanna Fantini being declared a national hero.
According to the World News Agency, Barbados, a country in the Caribbean region bordering the Atlantic Ocean, has abandoned the British monarchy and adopted a democratic form of government.
Barbados announced its withdrawal from the British monarchy on the 55th anniversary of its independence from Britain.
Following the announcement of her departure from the monarchy and the adoption of democracy, Barbados Governor and Judge Sandra Mason was sworn in as the state’s first female president in the capital, Bridgetown.
Despite gaining independence in 1966, the people of Barbados retained Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom, but now British Prince Charles has handed over power to the country’s first president in a ceremony.
At the ceremony, the country’s first president, Sandra Mason, called Barbados’ world-famous singer Rihanna a national hero.