Rihanna appointed as ambassador by Barbados

时间:2018-09-23 单词数:3290

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Singer Rihanna has said she "couldn’t be more proud" after being given a new ambassadorial role by the government of Barbados.


The artist, whose full name is Robyn Rihanna Fenty, was named "Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary" for her home country on Thursday.

蕾哈娜的全名是Robyn Rihanna Fenty,周四她被她的祖国授予“特命全权大使”的头衔。

The role involves promoting education, tourism and investment.


Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley said she was honoured to confer the title.

该国总理莫特里(Mia Amor Mottley)表示,她很荣幸能够为她赐予这个头衔。

"Rihanna has a deep love for this country and this is reflected in her philanthropy, especially in the areas of health and education. She also shows her patriotism in the way she gives back to this country and continues to treasure the island as her home," the prime minister said in a statement.

“蕾哈娜对这个国家深深的爱,体现在她的慈善事业中,特别是在健康和教育方面。她的爱过还体现在回馈祖国并继续将这个岛国作为她的家的行动上, ”总理在一份声明中说。

"She has also demonstrated, beyond her success as a pop icon, significant creative acumen and shrewdness in business. It is therefore fitting that we engage and empower her to play a more definitive role as we work to transform Barbados."


Rihanna is one of the best-selling singers of all time, with 250 million record sales globally. She has also enjoyed success as an actress and fashion designer, and launched a widely-praised makeup collection last year.


The singer was born in Saint Michael in Barbados, and grew up in the capital, Bridgetown.


She lived there until her teen years when she was discovered by an American record producer, who helped her break into the US charts.


Last year a street she used to live on was renamed Rihanna Drive in her honour.


In a statement accepting her new role, the singer (who is now described as Ambassador Fenty by the Barbados government) said she "couldn’t be more proud to take on such a prestigious title" in her 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. I look forward to working with Prime Minister Mottley and her team to re-imagine Barbados."