Rihanna not good enough for a prime gated community?
The Government of Barbados gifted an upscale Ape’s Hill building lot to Rihanna, but Opposition MP and former Minister of Public Works Gline Clarke is upset that Rihanna wasn’t presented with land in a lower status development.
Minister of Housing and Lands Michael Lashley, who introduced the resolution in the House of Assembly to vest 2,635 square metres of land at Apes Hill, St James in the name of the international star – Robyn Rihanna Fenty – also chided Clarke for his “audacity” and asked whether the exclusive community was “too good” for her.
Lashley noted that Clarke’s query was “suggesting to me, indirectly, that Apes Hill is too good for this young Barbadian”.
“To me, it was one downside in this debate that a Member . . . could be questioning why we are looking at land in Apes Hill for Rihanna, and why not Westbury.”
… from the Nation article Controversy over gift of land to Rihanna
Clarke built his mistress a home on expropriated land!
Perhaps Gline Clarke is suggesting that Rihanna would be happier if Barbados obtained the land for her in the same way that Clarke’s mistress obtained her land?
That story was never reported by the oldstream Bajan news media but we never grow weary of repeating it…
As Minister of Public Works, Gline Clarke was part of the government that expropriated private land for “public housing.” Then, through some magic… POOF!!!! Minister Clarke’s shiny new Mercedes was parked in the driveway of a home built on the expropriated land.
Neighbours say that Clarke directed the building of the home and paid the workers cash every week. Who owns the home (on paper, anyway)? Clarke’s mistress – so said fellow MP and party kingpin Doctor Duguid.
If Gline Clarke is concerned about how land is distributed by the Barbados Government, perhaps before he starts tossing stones at Rihanna, he can explain the home of his mistress.