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Rihanna In Barbados Free Land Controversy, what do you think?

Politicians in Barbados have been blasted after they gave Rihanna a free piece of land.

The 'Te Amo' singer - who was born on the island - was handed the real estate in the area of Apes Hill, by Minister of Housing and Lands Michael Lashley.

The gift was a thank-you to RiRi for drawing interest to the Caribbean island nation - but the gesture has angered other officials.

Government Minister Gline Clarke has now slammed the gift, as he doesn't think rich celebrities such as Rihanna should be awarded when other Barbadian residents live in poverty.

WENN quotes him as saying: "Why is the government paying millions of dollars for land for someone who's already making millions?"

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Comment by Toni30 on June 25, 2010 at 12:37pm
It seem to me that giving land to one of your own regardless of if she is a celebrity or not should not be a problem.....The real problem is when you have outsiders coming in and buying up all the land which is good investments don't get me wrong, but them the land is not ours anymore. At least this is now land that is still in our hands. And you never know, some good might come out off if for the people. Sometime you have to give a little to get something back in return..and i do bet that the return is going to be worth it in the end... STOP THE HATING.
Comment by quashi on June 25, 2010 at 11:48am
The question is... what will she do with the land? Eminent Domain is one thing - but it states that it must be in the benefit of the people. If she builds a fortress and puts up big walls around her what good does that do. if she builds a community center for the people... give thanks.
Comment by kopiro oripalbez on June 25, 2010 at 11:04am
she got a sexy body

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