Rihanna comments ‘out of love’

(Barbados Nation) It was out of love that he criticized Barbadian superstar Rihanna last year, Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan said on Sunday as he also expressed concern about the “sexual revolution” taking place among the youth.

Rihanna

He insisted that his reference to the singer’s Grammy Awards performance as “filthy” was not meant as a personal attack but to encourage her “to think about the greatness of her appeal”.

The outspoken religious leader sought to clear the air about his February 27, 2011, comments when questioned at a news conference held after he arrived yesterday in Barbados as part of a Caribbean tour.

“I love Rihanna . . . I look at Rihanna like I look at my grandchildren. She is a beautiful girl with a wonderful voice and a great talent,” said Farrakhan, who will turn 80 next May.

Robindranath Naraynsingh

T&T petrol dealers facing crisis – association head

(Trinidad Guardian) President of the Petroleum Dealers’ Association of T&T, Robindranath Naraynsingh, yesterday said the country’s 170 gas stations were on the verge of collapse due to poor profitability margins from the sale of fuel.

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Chinese firm to establish US$2 billion industrial zone in Jamaica

(Jamaica Gleaner) Chinese company, Jiuguan Iron and Steel Company (JISCO) are to invest US$2 billion to establish an industrial zone in Nain, St Elizabeth over a four-year period creating over 3,000 new jobs.

Carlene Grant

Spurned lover batters T&T guard to death

(Trinidad Guardian) Minutes after he told a teenage relative he was going to get a meal and go to church, a man instead showed up at Carlene Grant’s workplace and stabbed her several times before taking a sledgehammer and bashing in the side of her head.

Roosevelt Skerrit

Dominica defends citizenship programme as boost to economy

(Jamaica Gleaner) The Dominica government defended its decision to introduce a Citizenship by Investment Programme (CIP), saying that it had contributed significantly to the socio-economic development of the island.

Tonya d’Almada

Helicopter pilot charged with TT$1.3m in cocaine possession

(Trinidad Express) A helicopter pilot on Wednesday appeared before Chief Magistrate Marcia Ayers-Caesar in the Port of Spain Magistrates’ Court charged with possession of cocaine valued at TT$1.3 million.

Carlene Grant (Trinidad Express photo)

Spurned lover batters T&T guard to death

(Trinidad Guardian) Minutes after he told a teenage relative he was going to get a meal and go to church, a man instead showed up at Carlene Grant’s workplace and stabbed her several times before taking a sledgehammer and bashing in the side of her head.

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