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Just one in 100 people in the UK say they are gay or lesbian, the first ever survey of British sexual identity has revealed. Read more of this post
July 26, 2010 Leave a comment
It was a visit that Antigua and Barbuda government hailed, but the trip made to that twin-island nation earlier this month by the Kuwait Prime Minister, Sheikh Nasser Mohammad Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah, is creating a stir in his country. 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
December 2, 2009 Leave a comment
Rihanna has blasted her estranged father for speaking out about her February (09) fight with then-boyfriend Chris Brown and suggesting he was close with the R&B star.
The singer admits she was hurt, angry and upset when Ronald Fenty appeared to be representing her in a series of interviews as she went into hiding amid the press scrutiny surrounding the incident on the eve of the Grammy Awards.
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November 28, 2009 Leave a comment
A landmark study on child sexual abuse in the Eastern Caribbean has discovered that the problem is escalating in the sub-region and identified emerging forms of abuse, including the use of boys in an organised network to service cruise ship passengers.
The first of its kind study in the region, commissioned by UNICEF and carried out across the Eastern Caribbean during the period October 2008 to June 2009, explored the situation in Barbados, Dominica, Grenada, Montserrat and St Kitts and Nevis, considered representative of the region.
The 303-page report, “Perceptions of, Attitudes to and Opinions on Child Sexual Abuse in the Eastern Caribbean”, documented that the more than 1400 respondents presented “an alarming picture of a social problem that is escalating, has increasingly severe consequences for Caribbean societies, has multiple layers and is perpetuated not only by adults who carry out harmful sexual practices with children but also by non-abusing adults through complicity, silence, denial and failure to take appropriate action”. Read more of this post
November 25, 2009 Leave a comment
R&B star Rihanna is unfazed by rumours alleging she’s a closet bisexual after saucy photos surfaced online depicting the singer groping a female friend.
The Umbrella beauty famously dated fellow pop star Chris Brown for two years, before their relationship came crashing to an end when he beat her up in February (09).
She has repeatedly denied reports romantically linking her to rapper Drake and actor Tristan Wilds, declaring she was not yet ready to date. Read more of this post
November 8, 2009 Leave a comment
Pupils in England will be given classes in sex and relationships from the age of five under Government plans to cut teenage pregnancies.
Children will learn about parts of the body, the facts of life and puberty in primary school. At secondary school, they will be taught about pregnancy, contraception, HIV and homosexual relationships, it was disclosed.
All mothers and fathers will be able to keep children out on moral and religious grounds but will lose the right of withdraw when they turn 15. The ruling will affect 600,000 pupils a year. Read more of this post
Cuba’s state-run media on Monday condemned a just-published book in which Fidel Castro’s sister admits she spied for the Central Intelligence Agency.
The country’s media added that the expose proves that the former Cuban leader was a “victim” of decades of US targeting.
“The truth is in full view: Fidel Castro is the victim, the offended person, the individual against whom they conspired,” wrote the government-run La Jiribilla magazine, saying the relentless effort to target the Cuban leader was in “bad taste” and “low moral standing.” Read more of this post
Rihanna is determined to use her pop star status to help other women who fall victim to domestic abuse, following her notorious bust-up with ex-boyfriend Chris Brown.
The pop star was thrust into the limelight following the February (09) incident, which left her battered and bruised at the hands of her former lover.
Rihanna kept completely quiet in the press as she recovered, but she’s now ready to use the media attention to help other women caught in violent relationships. Read more of this post
Rihanna struggled to cope with the overnight surge in media interest after she was beaten by ex-boyfriend Chris Brown, insisting she suddenly became hunted like paparazzi favourite Britney Spears.
The Umbrella hitmaker went into hiding after the vicious bust-up in February (09), which left her bloodied and bruised, and landed her ex-lover community service and five years probation for assault.
The singer admits she wasn’t expecting to be the subject of so much international press attention. Read more of this post
October 28, 2009 1 Comment
An online dating agency that allows membership only to good looking people is to launch its website worldwide this week despite criticism being superficial.
The site, Beautifulpeople.com, which was launched in Denmark several years ago, will now operate as one unified website across the globe, the Telegraph reported today.
The lonely hearts website has currently some 180,000 members, who were asked to submit a photograph of themselves, allowing other members to decide through an online rating system whether they were attractive enough to be admitted. Read more of this post
October 26, 2009 Leave a comment
The younger sister of Fidel and Raul Castro, Juanita Castro, collaborated with the US Central Intelligence Agency against her brothers’ rule in Cuba before going into exile in Miami in 1964, she said on Sunday.
Juanita Castro, 76, who has not spoken to either of her brothers for more than four decades, made the revelation to the Spanish-language TV channel Univision-Noticias 23 on the eve of the publication of her memoirs about Fidel and Raul Castro.
The book in Spanish entitled Fidel and Raul, My Brothers, the Secret History, co-written with Mexican journalist Maria Antonieta Collins, is being published on Monday. 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 20, 2009 Leave a comment
Japan’s Suntory Ltd. said Tuesday it would start selling the world’s first genetically-modified blue roses next month, 20 years after it began research to create the novelty flowers.
The major whisky distiller said it succeeded in developing blue roses in 2004 with the Australian biotech company Florigene Pty Ltd.
The blue roses are created by implanting the gene that leads to the synthesis of the blue pigment Delphinidin in pansies, the firm said. 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 16, 2009 3 Comments
Jamaican Prime Minister Bruce Golding said the country’s parliament would not recognize same-sex marriage while he was in power.
“I make no apology in saying decisively and emphatically that the government of Jamaica remains irrevocably opposed to the recognition, legitimization or acceptance of same-sex marriages or same-sex unions,” Golding said on Tuesday.
The prime minister was opening parliamentary debate on a major proposed amendment to the constitution which would lay out the scope of rights and freedoms for Jamaicans. Read more of this post
September 25, 2009 Leave a comment
Barbadians from all walks of life were able to hear Chief Medical Officer Dr. Joy St. John on CBC TV Tuesday night confirming 73 cases of the H1N1 which represent ‘only a fraction of the real figure’ and the overwhelming pressure being place on the polyclinics and the hospital due to the upsurge.
As I sat listening to the lady, waiting for some concrete measures, the Ministry of Health would be undertaking to dealt with the ongoing flu-like symptoms which in some if not all cases would translate into the H1N1 influenza virus, the most the Chief could recommend was increase treatment for high-risk groups. Extending it to children under 5 years and persons with chronic illness like diabetes, asthma and sickle cell. Nothing about isolating persons in a separate facility! Read more of this post
September 22, 2009 1 Comment
Barack Obama is an eloquent, brainy and likeable man with a fascinating biography. He is not George Bush. Those are great qualities. But they are not enough to lead America, let alone the world.
Admittedly, the presidential to-do list is terrifying. The economy requires his full-time attention. So does health-care reform. And climate change. Indeed, he deserves praise for spending so much time on thankless foreign policy issues. He is tackling all the big problems: restarting Middle East peace talks, defanging Iran and North Korea and a “reset” of relations with Russia. But none of them are working. Read more of this post