Rihanna Channels Her Caribbean Roots In ‘Ocean’s 8’ — Repeating Islands

A report by Jasmine Simpkins for Hip Hollywood. We’ve got more insight into Rihanna’s character in Ocean’s 8, thanks to newly released photos from the set! The film centers on an octet of women planning a heist in New York, and judging from new pics, Rihanna will be playing a character with tech smarts and […]

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UN apologizes for peacekeepers abuse, cholera in Haiti — Repeating Islands

Issues tarnished UN reputation, traumatized victims, Ban says, Senabri Silvestre reports. UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon apologized Tuesday for a cholera epidemic in Haiti and sexual abuse attributed to the organization’s peacekeepers in different countries. “These two issues have tarnished the reputation of the United Nations and, much worse, traumatized many people … already affected by […]

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Boy expelled because of his Rastafari faith — Repeating Islands

Banning burkinis from beaches, denying entry to schools according to hairstyles or rather, religious practices . . . What’s next? Many thanks to Peter Jordens for sharing this item: Immanuel Marica (4) is presently being home-schooled by his parents because Sister Regina Primary School in St Maarten will not allow him to attend “because of […]

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U.N. Leader Urges Member States to Fund Haiti’s Cholera Recovery — Repeating Islands

A report by Jonathan M. Katz for The New York Times. Just days after the United Nations acknowledged playing a role in a cholera outbreak in Haiti, and a day after it was ruled immune from related lawsuits by a United States court, Secretary General Ban Ki-moon on Friday called on the organization’s member states to […]

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