RiRi to join Independence celebrations


International superstar Rihanna will be home to celebrate the island’s 50th anniversary of Independence in a big way.

She will open the Golden Anniversary Spectacular Mega Concert with a rendition of the National Anthem accompanied by a choir of primary school students on Independence Day at the Garrison Savannah at 8 p.m.

Prime Minister Freundel Stuart made the announcement today as he outlined a full programme of activities marking the jubilee celebrations.

Other events include the Prime Minister’s Dinner and Ball- One Golden Moment in TimeA Celebration of Excellence on November 25 and the One People, One Barbados Human Chain Link on November 28 and the 50th Anniversary Independence Day Parade.

11 Responses to RiRi to join Independence celebrations

  1. Tricia Mondore
    Tricia Mondore October 18, 2016 at 3:03 pm

    Wanna see this government they ain’t easy, they already know that Bajans hopping mad about the Independence celebrations, so what do they do for the foolish gullible Bajans, bring Rihanna, and all of our problem will go away, boy oh boy, this just like cornbeef and biscuits politics. Not me fah nuttin, i am not supporting this farce until i feel and Barbados feels as if we are going ahead and not backwards.

    • Veroniva Boyce
      Veroniva Boyce October 18, 2016 at 4:01 pm

      Corn-beef, biscuits and two left foot shoes. All the way with you Tricia! Nothing more to be added you hit the nail on the head!

    • Richelle Bourne
      Richelle Bourne October 18, 2016 at 5:07 pm

      I totally agreed with you. Mind you when march come we will know the cost for this celebration.

    • John Herbert
      John Herbert October 18, 2016 at 5:50 pm

      Who are these bajans against the celebrations? Do you really believe that you can book Rihanna just like that?

  2. jrsmith October 18, 2016 at 4:21 pm

    @ , Tricia M, hail , hail, on the button that’s how they treat bajans still as you say ,the corned beef biscuit and don’t forget the rum political attitude , which is still the way….
    We are suppose to be moving towards 50 years of so call ( Independence) (Dependency) but we are so far from being ready to take on the journey towards the 51st…..

  3. Brewster October 18, 2016 at 4:33 pm

    Yes, I hear you both. Rihanna is not to blame though and we should be delighted that someone as famous as her still has time for her country no matter what. The problems would still be there even if they had invited someone else. A change of government is what’s needed.

  4. BaJan boy October 18, 2016 at 5:42 pm

    The Prime Minister couldn’t find it possible to call a press conference and speak to the people respectfully on many serious issues that have been affecting them for sometime. Like the laying FF of 100’s from NCC and taking 3 years to ay them against the laws of Barbados,the down grade, the increase in taxes, non payment of VAT and income tax, the garbage crisis, the water crisis, the transport issues, the problems with declining university numbers, none of these things that relate to both the quality of life and the standard of living of our people,not one word.
    He really has bajans class up as clowns.

  5. Philip Matthews
    Philip Matthews October 18, 2016 at 6:01 pm

    Sure Stand up in the Sun and Hold Hands , For nothing , still no water , Still Struggling , Still Problems at the QEH , but we going To hold hands to form a Chain of humans around this Island , OK WHERE IS THE $8million going? , not even a Snack box for Standing for over an hour in the Sun

  6. Phil October 18, 2016 at 7:34 pm

    Wuh loss Wunna getting de AQmbassador to the yutes to cum an wuk up like mudda sally in slow motion. I cyan wait to see ef she gine sing ah Bajun song espeshally one dat she mek. Leh me tank she fuh cumin ner de less. Ah really lookin forward to seein she crotch an boobies when she get pon stage doh. cause wunna know all she videos gat in some soft porn. I gat anather question. Wuh happen to Stephen Lashley? I thought dat he did de minister of Culture. I tink de fruenkey donkey drop ah back raise pon he. Was dat because he condem df Attorney General o’ not doin enuff fuh de yutes dat’s why dem joinin gangs an robbin an killin one another? don fuget de AG is fruenky donkey good fren and Stephen ha know he place. I does ga ah laff doh, Imagin callin ah press co0nference fuh dat? anden he ain’t ansa nuh question, he let he stool donkeys do dat. Ri Ri girl all I gine hear now is de GG girl (GORILLA GIRL) from vob szu8ckin up an playin all o’you Mericun music. She white frens from Foundation tell me dah is wuh dem nusis to call she when she wad dem prefek at school. Ah gone…..

  7. Coralita October 19, 2016 at 7:45 am

    Phil your comments about the radio personality at Starcom Nework are very unflattering and unfortunate. By the way, would any of these white frens qualify for miss universe? Those comments were not worth repeating. As responsible mature adults, we should know that name calling is a no no. When we do it, how do we tell our children and grandchildren not to do it?

    What comes out of us defines who we are, not who anyone else is!!!

    I am sure she is at a place in her life where these types of comments are like water on a duck’s back.

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