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Around the World: Rihanna appointed Barbados Ambassador Extraordinary

The Barbados Government appoints international pop icon, Robyn Rihanna Fenty, as Ambassador extraordinary and plenipotentiary, with specific responsibility for promoting education, tourism and investment for the island.
In accepting her new duties, Rihanna said that she was ready to play her part in creating a new Barbados.
She said “I couldn’t be more proud to take on such a prestigious title in my home country. Every Barbadian is going to have to play their role in this current effort, and I’m ready and excited to take on the responsibility.

Regional: Barbados elects first female Prime Minister

The results are in and for the first time in the nation's history, Barbados will be led by a female prime minister.

Mia Mottley's Barbados labour party won Thursday's election by a landslide and will form the next government, according to political analyst, Peter Wickham.  

The victory came as no surprise.

He says the result was indicative of the population's attitude towards outgoing prime minister and head of the democratic labour party Freundel Stuart.

Red Force rot continues in Super50 slaying

The T&T Red Force was hammered by 172 runs in its opening Super50 Cup match against hosts Barbados Pride on Monday night at 3 Ws Oval.

Having won the toss and inserted the opposition, Pride racked up 278/9 from its 50 overs. Among the run-scorers were Kevin Stoute (74) and Roston Chase (50).

There were also cameo knocks along the way that helped the hosts. For instance, Shai Hope scored 47 runs from 50 balls while Jonathan Carter hit a quickfire 37.

Nurse held with over $1 million in cocaine attempting to board flight for Barbados

A geriatric nurse pleaded not guilty to a charge of cocaine trafficking, when she appeared before an Arima Magistrate, after allegedly attempting to board a flight to Barbados, with cocaine concealed in her luggage.

Natasha Wilkie, 38, of Hitler Street, Trou Macaque, Laventille, was at the Piarco International Airport, around 7:30am on Friday 21st April, 2017, preparing to board flight BW415, destined for Barbados, when she was stopped and interviewed at a security checkpoint.

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