A RETIRED British couple have been brutally murdered in Jamaica in the latest string of killings on the Caribbean island. Charlie and Gayle Anderson were found dead at their eight-bedroom home in Mount Pleasant on June 22 sparking fears for tourists. Here's what you need to know... How many killings have there been in Jamaica? There have been more than 1,600 murders since 2017 in Jamaica. So far this year more than 600 people have been killed - including seven who had returned to the island after living abroad. St James continues to be gripped by violence with more than 300 murders during the first quarter of last year. These killings are mostly linked to gang violence and an illegal lottery scam that left hundreds of mostly older people out of pocket. As a result, the area, which includes Montego Bay, is in a state of emergency until 2 August 2018. A state of emergency has also been imposed in St Catherine parish, west of the capital of Kingston. How dangerous is Jamaica? The Foreign … [Read more...] about Jamaica murder rate – how many killings have there been and how dangerous is the Caribbean island?
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CAROLINE Lucas is the Green Party's only MP, increasing her majority in Brighton Pavilion in the 2017 general election. Here's what we know about the activist and her reasons for stepping down from the co-leader role. Who is Caroline Lucas and what is her background? Caroline Lucas is the Green Party's first and only MP, representing the constituency of Brighton Pavilion since 2010. She first served as leader of the party between 2008 and 2012. In 2016 she returned to the position in a job share with Jonathan Bartley. Born in Worcestershire she was one of three children. She completed a BA in English literature at the University of Exeter in 1983 and would go to achieve a PHD from the same university. The 56-year-old was a prominent activist during her university years and was involved with the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament as well as campaigning against US military bases in the UK. Lucas worked for Oxfam, after completing her doctorate, until 1999. She served in a number of … [Read more...] about Who is Caroline Lucas and why is she stepping down? Green Party co-leader and their only MP
NORTH Korea's nuclear ambitions and rising tensions between the US and Russia over Syria have put the world on alert. The recent Russian spy attack on British soil has also seen diplomatic relations crumble between London and Moscow. Could World War Three actually happen? Tensions between the US and North Korea are said to be the most serious threat to world peace - with those between Russia and the US over Syria a close second. The US ambassador to the UN told an emergency Security Council meeting North Korea is "begging for war" and called for "the strongest possible measures". Trump has threatened military action and warned North Korea it faces "total annihilation" if it threatens the US or its allies Japan and South Korea. But defiant Kim Jong-un has previously boasted of bringing about a "miserable end" to America. He has threatened to launch rockets at US Pacific island Guam and moved fighter jets to the coast to intercept US bombers after accusing Trump of declaring … [Read more...] about How likely is World War 3? How Russian tensions and North Korea’s nuclear tests could lead to global conflict
Published 8:31 am, Thursday, March 22, 2018 Image 1of/1 CaptionClose Image 1 of 1 How far would you walk for clean water? 1 / 1 Back to Gallery (BPT) - You finish a workout and when you’re done, you reach for a bottle of water. Afterward, you shower, the clean water hitting your skin and then, that evening, you use water to prepare dinner for your family. It's a standard day for you, but what if you were one of the millions of people around the world who didn't have access to the clean water needed for life’s daily routines? What if the clean water you rely on every single day wasn't available? While many people take clean water for granted, access remains a challenge for millions. Across the world, more than 844 million people lack access to clean drinking water. In some cases, the women and girls in the community, often those responsible for tasks requiring water, have to walk miles to reach the nearest water source. … [Read more...] about How far would you walk for clean water?
Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page Kay Lazar and Malcolm Gay Globe Staff April 04, 2018 For one assignment, the acclaimed professor asked students to photograph seven people they wanted to sleep with.For another, a female student was allegedly told to shoot 10 penises, while a male counterpart was asked to snap 10 vaginas. And why not start the assignment, the professor suggested, with each other?Photographer Nicholas Nixon has long been known for his provocative classes at the Massachusetts College of Art and Design. But even students awestruck by his piercing examinations of the human body and his best-known series of work, “The Brown Sisters,” were stunned when he asked them to analyze pictures of his own penis. Advertisement “Artists are always pushing boundaries between provocative and inappropriate, and then that line gets crossed and it becomes very clear,” said … [Read more...] about Sex, power, and photography. With Nicholas Nixon at MassArt classroom, how far is too far?