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Jamaica PM and Rihanna in TIME

CAROL MARTINDALE, [email protected]

Jamaica PM and Rihanna in TIME

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Jamaica’s Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller and Barbados’ pop singing superstar Rihanna have been chosen by the American news magazine, TIME, among its “100 Most Influential People in the World”.
TIME said the coveted list recognizes the “activism, innovation and achievement of the world’s most influential individuals.
“They are the people who inspire us, entertain us, challenge us and change our world,” it said, stating that “breakouts, pioneers, moguls, leaders and icons” make up this year’s TIME 100.
Simpson Miller and Rihanna joined a cast of other world leaders and influential political figures, including United States President Barack Obama, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, US presumptive Republican Presidential nominee Mitt Romney, US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, and New York Governor Andrew Cuomo. (CMC)