Barbados to drop Queen Elizabeth II as head of state | AFP

In a speech before the Parliament of Barbados, Governor-General Sandra Mason calls for a Barbadian head of state and for the Caribbean island to become a republic by November next year. “The time has come to leave our colonial past behind,” says Mason.

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Rihanna arrives at the Elysee to meet with France’s Macron

Barbadian superstar Rihanna was greeted by Brigitte Marcon as she arrived at the Elysee palace on Wednesday. The R&B singer, founder of the Clara Lionel Foundation, is meeting with French President Emmanuel Macron to discuss the funding of international education after she approached him on Twitter. IMAGES

Rihanna arrives at the Elysee to meet with France’s Macron

Barbadian superstar Rihanna was greeted by Brigitte Marcon as she arrived at the Elysee palace on Wednesday. The R&B singer, founder of the Clara Lionel Foundation, is meeting with French President Emmanuel Macron to discuss the funding of international education after she approached him on Twitter. IMAGES