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Westbury tourist attraction

Maria Bradshaw

Westbury tourist attraction

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WESTBURY?NEW ROAD, St Michael, where Barbadian pop star Rihanna grew up, has become a major tourist attraction.
And some residents are calling on the Government to beautify the area and make Rihanna’s childhood home a museum, showcasing her meteoric rise to stardom.
Three weeks ago, talk show mogul Oprah Winfrey descended on the modest neighbourhood, accompanied by Rihanna, to see first-hand where the young megastar grew up. The image was broadcast around the world for millions to see.
Residents say that from the time Rihanna made it big, tourists, coming by taxi, had been visiting the house where she lived for 13 years, and taking photographs of it and oft-times posing themselves in front of it.