Happy 45th Barbados
Barbados celebrates 45 years of independence today and despite what I sometimes may say, there is a strong case to be made that this may be the greatest country on Earth. Pic credit: me.
You have nothing to feel ashamed of. I want you to know you didn’t do anything...– Writer-director Tyler Perry, in an open letter, published by The Daily Beast, to an 11-year-old alleged victim in the Jerry Sandusky case. “Do you know that at the young age of 11 you had more courage than all the adults who let you down?” he writes. “All of the ones who didn’t go to the proper...
Are poor black boys easy targets for sexual...
The latest scandal rocking Pennsylvania State University’s football team, in which disturbing details surfaced that former Assistant Coach Jerry Sandusky allegedly raped and molested at least eight young boys between the ages of 10 and 15, echoes the dark truth at the heart of evil intent in all cases of child sexual abuse. As things presently stand, Jerry Sandusky has been arraigned and...
Gays have rights too: The Caribbean Dilemma
By Sir Ronald Sanders (International consultant and former Caribbean diplomat) A statement by the Prime Minister of Britain, David Cameron, that his government will not provide budgetary aid to governments that violate human rights including by discriminating against homosexuals and lesbians, has angered sections of Caribbean society. The angry response may have arisen over a misunderstanding...
Trinidadian Prime Minister gets swanky new...
Marc from Trini Eco Warriors summed it up best when he said: [It’s] ridiculous that our tiny island’s Prime Minister travels by polluting helicopter rather than appointing a Transport Minister capable of devising a mass transport plan. Don’t forget to look down as you fly over the shanties and illegal quarries. … and former Prime Minister Patrick Manning was the one...
Curfew lifted in Trinidad & Tobago but state of...
NON-VICTORY: Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bisessar today announced that curfews previously in place on land and at sea in Trinidad & Tobago would end with immediate effect. Trinidadians can now party as long as they like, but they still have limited constitutional rights.
Suddenly, the United States looks like the rest of the furious, protesting,...– We May Be Witnessing the First Large Global Conflict Where People Are Aligned by Consciousness and Not Nation State or Religion (via underthemountainbunker)