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Barbados Government to Rename Road In Honor of Rihanna

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC) | The Barbados government says it will rename Westbury New Road in the St Michael parish in honour of Barbadian-born international pop icon, Robyn Rihanna Fenty, on Thursday to coincide with the island’s celebration of its 51st anniversary of political independence from Britain. The road will be called Rihanna Drive.

The Ministry of Tourism said Westbury New Road is a growing tourist attraction, as many taxi drivers and tour bus operators show it as a place of interest when transporting visitors around the island.

“Additionally, it was thought necessary to highlight the many achievements of the Grammy Award-winning singer, entrepreneur and philanthropist,” a government statement noted. It said the ceremony, dubbed, “Our Diamond – The Rihanna Drive Project”, will be attended by residents of Westbury New Road, Government officials, and other specially-invited guests. It will feature the unveiling of a fingertip pole sign and an 8 x 5 signboard by Prime Minister Freundel Stuart and Rihanna, as well by performances by local entertainers.

“AN EVENING HONORING LOUIS VUITTON AND NICOLAS GHESQUIÈRE” LINCOLN CENTER CORPORATE FUND GALA BLACK TIE EVENT

An Evening Honoring… is an annual fundraising event for the Lincoln Center Corporate Fund, which raises crucial unrestricted financial support for ten resident arts organizations on the Lincoln Center campus. Jennifer Connelly and Paul Bettany presented Louis Vuitton Artistic Director of Women’s Collections Nicolas Ghesquière with The Women’s Leadership Award, celebrating his many years of excellence in the fashion industry. The evening featured an exclusive one-night-only multimedia presentation in Alice Tully Hall celebrating and recognizing Ghesquière’s forward-thinking architectural designs, along with a special artistic performance curated by Woodkid, with special participation from French icon Catherine Deneuve. The event took place