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August 22, 2017

'Colour prejudice isn't all about black and white'

As a mixed-race woman, I understand why our Black communities would prefer to ignore the colour prejudice that exists among us. Some say that we have bigger problems to deal with.However, colourism...

Tragedy of Jamaica's lethal cocktail of crime and politics

 Tragedy of Jamaica's lethal cocktail of crime and politicsFidelis OnyedikamAs thousands of heavily armed Jamaican soldiers and police descend on Kingston to arrest ‘the peoples’ president’, Christopher “Dudus” Coke with the view to extraditing him to ...

Paedophiles like Roman Polanski get away with rape

Ylenia Lemos Another Cannes film festival has ended in France and featured in its numerous news headlines was the 76-year-old Oscar winning film director Roman Polanski. But, no, not for directing or acting in a movie. Eight festivals after winning his cov ...

Has the Con-Dem coalition killed off Thatcherism for good?

 Chris GaynorHas the Con-Dem coalition killed off Thatcherism for good?Chris GaynorYou had to feel a little sorry for Simon Hughes last night on Question Time, who came up against a barrage of criticism over the Lib-Dem's decision to jump into bed wit ...

Italy's right-wing could be defeated by shattered unity

While Britain embraces its first coalition government in more than 60 years, a European country where such politics is the norm struggles to find political stability, as Ylenia Lemos reports.“We will be alone, without Berlusconi,” says leader of far-right ...

Is a hung parliament bad?

Joanna Aniel BidarMuch of the recent commentaries on the prospects of a hung parliament in the UK have warned that it would be unsuccessful for a number of reasons.Firstly, that it might be a disaster for a nation with a deficit of 11.4 per cent of Gross D ...

Icelandic volcano is cash-strapped country's secret weapon

 Iceland's volcano asks the world: 'Ash or cash?'Agnes ValdimarsdottirIt’s been a while since Iceland was famous for something. In the mid-nineties, we had Magnus Ver Magnusson holding the title of the World’s Strongest Man. In the late-nineties we ha ...

Disaster unmasks the dark side of Brazilian politics

Ylenia Lemos - São Paulo, BrazilOne of the biggest storms in the history of the state of Rio de Janeiro caused more than 240 deaths in the city’s hillside favelas (shantytowns), 161 injured and over 11,700 people homeless, according to figures from Brazili ...

Whistleblowers targeted in new online piracy bill

Tim EdwardsOnline pirates are on borrowed time after Members of Parliament in the UK passed the Digital Economy Bill last week.But the highly complex suite of new laws - voted on by just a third of MPs after a mere three-hour debate - is such a mess that t ...

It's the right time to heal ailing NHS

Ylenia LemosWhile Americans get used to the idea of a reformed health care system championed by President Barack Obama, in the UK our National Health Service is also in need of an extreme makeover. Key discussion in the UK about the state of the health ser ...

Lazy Brits are losing the fight against obesity

Ylenia LemosEating too much, doing too little. This is the big problem that results in the ridiculously high number of obese people in the UK. The British population needs to start realising that obesity is just as bad as climate change and that it is obli ...

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