Government has appointed international pop icon, Robyn Rihanna Fenty, as Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, with specific responsibility for promoting education, tourism and investment for the island.
Prime Minister Mia Mottley stated that Government was honored to be able to confer the title on this outstanding Barbadian who has contributed significantly to raising the island’s profile across the world.
Rihanna was appointed as one of Barbados’ Cultural Ambassadors in 2008, undertaking promotional work on behalf of the ministry with responsibility for tourism. However, this expanded role takes into consideration her multidimensional achievements and global influence across a much broader range of areas.
In accepting her new duties, Ambassador Fenty noted that she was ready to play her part in creating a new Barbados.