February 2006

Bigots Faced Down in JA

Hollywood's Oscar-winning Brokeback Mountain is facing a frosty reception in Jamaica, where religious leaders are outraged by a government decision not to ban it. Directed by Ang Lee, the film's tale of closeted gay love in a macho American Mid-West movie ...

Have A Vice Day

Deborah Hobson  Amsterdam’s 800-year-old notorious 'red light' district held its first “open day” at the weekend in a desperate bid to allay growing public alarm and a call by city councillors for its closure amid disturbing repo ...

Teenagers targeted by Mosquitos

  A new gadget has been invented to remove undesirable gangs of young people by emitting a high-pitched noise that can be heard only by the under 20s.The sound annoys teenagers so intensely that they have to clutch their ears. Eventually, once th ...

Kenya's Blooming Success

Britons spend more than £1.5bn a year on cut flowers, and Kenya has nearly a quarter of the market, which peaked as millions of Britons gave flowers to loved ones on Valentine's Day. As many as 50,000 people now work in Kenya's flower industry, and ...

After AIDS a new Pandemic

Bird flu threatens to devastate Africa and spread from there to the rest of the globe according to international health experts. The World Health Organisation's director general Dr Lee Jong-wook has raised the alarm that the highly cont ...

Is the Media Racist?

The 'white, male secular priesthood' who control the media were whipped into a frenzy of self-denial by the claim of Britain's most senior police chief in February that they are 'guilty of institutional racism'. Black doyen of Fleet Street a ...

Valentine's Day Massacre Avoided

Ambur Beg Shops were filled with chocolate hearts, cuddly toys and red roses. Valentine's Day had whizzed its way around the calendar in record speed. Bewildered young men frantically paced up and down department stores in consumer hell, trying to te ...

Church Apologises for Slavery

Two hundred years after Anglican reformers like William Wilberforce helped to abolish slavery in the British colonies, the Church of England has apologised for profiting from it. This week the Anglican faith's ruling General Synod acknowledged compli ...

The Night Tragic Victoria Died

It’s the seventh anniversary of little Victoria Climbe’s death this month. An eyewitness tells The-Latest about the tragic events of the night of February 24 1999, when he desperately fought to save her life and unwittingly became inv ...

Can you 'Deloitte and Touche' it?

Deborah HobsonLife can be tough for city highfliers. Six figure salaries, huge bonuses, a champagne lifestyle and bosses keen to keep them on top of their game. Team building, bonding and energizing the workforce are buzz words for employers like leading a ...

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