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When I went into the Jewish religious book emporium, Pomeranz, in central Jerusalem to inquire about the availability of a book called Torat Ha’Melech, or the King’s Torah, a commotion immediately ensued. Read more of this post
August 30, 2010 Leave a comment
Just ahead of renewed peace talks between Israel and the Palestine, an influential Israeli spiritual leader has denounced the move, dubbing the Palestinians and their leader “an evil and bitter enemies of Israel” who should ” perish from this world.” Read more of this post
June 3, 2010 Leave a comment
David Cameron this week (Thursday5th April 2010) insisted a Conservative government would do “much more to protect and empower the Jewish community” and described learning about his Jewish ancestors as one of the highlights of his year. Read more of this post
May 31, 2010 Leave a comment
The Anglican spiritual leader has broken his silence regarding the controversial ordination of another openly homosexual bishop in the US. Read more of this post
May 6, 2010 Leave a comment
Dale McAlpine was charged with causing “harassment, alarm or distress” after a homosexual police community support officer (PCSO) overheard him reciting a number of “sins” referred to in the Bible, including blasphemy, drunkenness and same sex relationships.
March 31, 2010 Leave a comment
Caribbean Community (CARICOM) countries have described the slave trade as a “scar 400 years deep” as the international community on Friday concluded a week of activities commemorating the International Day of Remembrance of Victims of Slavery and the Transatlantic Slave Trade. Read more of this post
March 18, 2010 Leave a comment
Customers and staff at the Wal-Mart superstore in New Jersey were shocked after a man used the public address system to tell “all black people” to leave. Read more of this post
March 16, 2010 6 Comments
The Girl Scouts celebrate their 98th anniversary today (March 12), having been founded by Juliette Low, the former fiancee of Sir Robert Baden Powell, the founder of the Boy Scouts in 1912. Read more of this post
February 24, 2010 1 Comment
Crawley has been named as the official training site for athletes from Barbados in the run up to London 2012. Read more of this post
October 31, 2009 Leave a comment
Heirs of the Jamaican reggae legend are plunging into the global trademark wars, seeking to enforce their exclusive rights to an image that has grown steadily in scope and appeal since the Jamaican superstar died of brain cancer in 1981 at age 36.
The Marley name, look and sound are estimated to generate an estimated $600 million a year in sales of unlicensed wares. Legal sales are much smaller — just $4 million for his descendants in 2007, according to Forbes magazine. The Marleys refuse to give a figure.
Now the family has hired Toronto-based Hilco Consumer Capital to protect their rights to the brand. Hilco CEO Jamie Salter believes Marley products could be a $1 billion business in a few years. Read more of this post
October 20, 2009 Leave a comment
The mother of an alleged schoolgirl ‘honour killing’ victim wept today as she described finding her tied up the day before she was said to have been murdered.
Hanim Goren told jurors she discovered 15-year-old daughter Tulay lying face down on the floor in a bedroom with her hands and her feet bound.
She said her husband Mehmet, who yesterday collapsed in court as he heard his wife give evidence, told her that he had tied their daughter up to stop her from running away. Read more of this post
October 19, 2009 3 Comments
A Jordanian man was charged on Sunday with premeditated murder after allegedly stabbing to death his 22-year-old daughter because she became pregnant outside wedlock, police said.
“The father and his brother took the girl on Saturday to a doctor because she suffered stomach pains, and everybody was surprised to learn that she was six months pregnant,” a police spokesman said.
“On their way home, the father stabbed the girl with a sword 25 times in her stomach, killing her immediately as well as her unborn baby boy.” Read more of this post
October 15, 2009 Leave a comment
A Cuban blogger who has criticized her government has been denied permission to travel to New York to pick up a prestigious journalism award Wednesday.
Yoani Sanchez writes a blog that gets more than 1 million hits from around the globe every month, and Time magazine named her one of the 100 most influential people in the world last year.
So when Columbia University said it would award her the Maria Moors Cabot Prize special citation, Sanchez asked the Cuban government for permission to travel to New York this week. The government said no. Read more of this post
October 9, 2009 Leave a comment
Barbados has topped the Caribbean and Latin American region in a tourism survey of 124 nations.
The survey rates countries according to the environments they offer for developing travel and tourism. Switzerland, Austria and Germany topped the list, followed by Iceland and the United States.
It was prepared by the World Economic Forum as part of its competitiveness series.
Barbados, at 29th, was the highest ranked country in the Caribbean and Latin American region. Just five other Caribbean countries were ranked – Jamaica (48), Dominican Republic (50), Trinidad and Tobago (85), Guyana (100) and Suriname (108). Read more of this post
September 14, 2009 1 Comment
Five black fire safety directors of West Indian descent sued Bank of America Corp’s Merrill Lynch unit on Friday, accusing it of discrimination on the basis of race and national origin, leading to their 2005 firings.
In a complaint filed in Manhattan federal court, the men said they had worked for six to 17 years at Merrill’s headquarters at the World Financial Center in New York, under contract with American Building Maintenance Inc but “ultimately” under Merrill’s supervision and control. ABM is also a defendant.
The men said that after the September 11, 2001, attacks, Merrill employees made derogatory comments about their Caribbean accents, though they were native English speakers, and ordered them to attend an “English for Professionals Pronunciation Workshop” at nearby Pace University. Read more of this post