Dezna moved to the US in the summer of 1987, 46 years old and a widow. She had been living in Pisgah, in St Elizabeth Parish, about 30 miles south of Montego Bay, helping her husband, a pineapple farmer, and working as a nurse. Although most of her eight children were now adults, there were still two girls at home. She realised she could make more money in the US and her sister, Rohena, was in the New York area. … [Read more...] about Another Mother review: Jamaica memoir skips island’s darker history
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Do I feel like I’ve missed out on any luxuries? For a long time now I’ve always just worked out what my budget is. I know how much I’ve got and what my expenses are, so nothing comes as a surprise. I felt more of an impact when I was working during school, college and university. It was difficult paying for accommodation as well as dealing with my financial responsibilities at home. But I just had to find a way to make it work. … [Read more...] about ‘It’s just basic survival’: the financial toll of being a carer
The scramble in the 1990s for the centre ground meant that the differences between left and right diminished in the eyes of the public, something Richards believes could have been averted had politicians been more open about their values and goals. This created an opportunity for more distinctive political positions to be adopted by such people as Nigel Farage. Hesitancy regarding the role of the state set the stage for a financial free-for-all, resulting in the banking crisis. Both Labour and Conservatives failed to recognise the need for a more interventionist state, Richards argues. Again, outsiders exploited this, promising protectionism and higher state spending, across both left and right, as demonstrated by the platform of Marine Le Pen. … [Read more...] about The Rise of the Outsiders by Steve Richards – how politicians brought populism on themselves
The price of the project will be the €41m (£35m; $44m) in lost ticket fares, but that will be shouldered by the taxpayer. "Of course, just because I call it free transport doesn't mean nobody pays," said Mr Bausch, who is part of Luxembourg's green party, déi Gréng. … [Read more...] about Free transport in Luxembourg, but what’s the cost?
Jamal Khashoggi: A mysterious disappearance and death UN inquiry team in Turkey January 28: Agnes Callamard, who is leading the UN probe into the handling of the Khashoggi case, arrives in Ankara where she meets with Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu. The human rights expect will stay in the country for the rest of the week to speak with prosecutors and others involved in the case. … [Read more...] about Syria: Erdogan left out in the cold by Arab states in anti-Assad fight