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Rihanna to honour PM Mottley at Diamond Ball


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Rihanna to honour PM Mottley at Diamond Ball

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Barbados’ Prime Minister Mia Mottley and civil rights activist Shaun King are set to receive this year’s Diamond Ball Award at Rihanna’s annual Diamond Ball.

According to several international news sources, Rihanna released a statement saying: “I can’t imagine a better night than this year’s Clara Lionel Foundation event with Seth Meyers, Pharrell and DJ Khaled. I am particularly honoured to present Prime Minister Mottley and Shaun King with this year’s Diamond Ball Awards for their groundbreaking work. We are so thankful to them for joining us and making the night better than ever.”

Mottley will be honoured as trailblazer in politics. She was the first woman elected to lead the Barbados Labour Party, and went on to serve as the first female Attorney General and Deputy Prime Minister of Barbados. She is also recognised for her work in spearheading the Education Sector Enhancement Programme, which aims to increase the amount of young people contributing to the social and economic development of the country through school facility and technology rehabilitation, along with teacher training and curriculum reform.

King will also be honoured for his civil rights activism. He is known for relaunching the Frederick Douglass publication The North Star, and King co-founding social justice lobbyist organisation Real Justice PAC, which looks to elect prosecutors of all levels who support criminal justice reform.

This year’s ball will be held on September 12 in New York City, and will be hosted by comedian Seth Meyers. Pharrell and DJ Khaled are scheduled to perform.

Items up for bid at this year’s Diamond Ball auction include Jonas Brothers VIP experience, CC Sabathia signed jersey, Paper Planes outfits for a year, a signed Danny Green NBA finals jersey, fishing with Peter Miller, event coordination services with SO events, a workout with Rihanna’s trainer, and a Savage X Fenty 2020 Fashion Show Experience. (NATIONNEWS)

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