Daily Archive for May 24th, 2006

Are Blacks Safe in Germany?

African group makes list of ‘no-go’ areas before World Cup

The FIFA World Cup is often considered an occasion to ignore differences and make friends. But ahead of Germany 2006, which kicks off on June 9, there have been several concerns that black fans and other non-white people may be subjected to serious racial attacks.

The debate started when the former government spokesman under chancellor Gerhard Schroeder, Uwe-Karsten Heye, warned that black visitors coming to Germany for the World Cup should avoid certain parts of the host cities. His comment drew mixed criticism and support.

“There are small and medium-sized towns in Brandenburg, as well as elsewhere, which I would advise a visitor of another skin color to avoid going to… It is possible he wouldn’t get out alive,” Heye warned.
Full Article : english.ohmynews.com

A Deadly Virus Called Poverty

By Michael De Gale
May 24, 2006

Trinidad and Tobago News Blog
www.trinidadandtobagonews.com/blog

PovertyThe escalation of violent crimes in T&T has politicians, business people, the police and concerned citizens not knowing which way to turn. In this climate of criminality, the Government has squandered millions in state of the art technology, promised action plans which failed to materialize and most recently have invited foreign police officers to arrest the problem.
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Cops arrest man in orphan’s rape

Police yesterday launched a manhunt for a woman and her brother in the sexual and physical abuse of children.

Northern and Southern Division police searched both Laventille and Princes Town for the couple, who has been closely linked with operations at a Claxton Bay home. The two have allegedly been squandering funds and starving the children, police said.
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