Welcome to the news today. A gathering of Heads of the Commonwealth Countries is in London With the Queen being Head of the Commonwealth, she has hosted the Prime Ministers and Presidents both at Buckingham Palace and Queen Elizabeth Conference Centre.
The Prime Minister of UK was at one of the conferences and used the opportune moment to apologise for the inhumane treatment of the Carribean immigrants known as the Windrush Generation. These people who were invited to help build Britain after the World War 11. They have lived here from childhood and worked here all their lives and will not be deported. However, it appears many people have had their lives turned upside down due to policy and action by both parties and the destruction of their landing cards.
Today her grandson Prince Harry, the new Commonwealth Ambassador for Youth and his fiancee are addressing the Young People’s Forum. The youth under 30 years make up 30% of the population of the 2.4 billion in the Commonwealth, they definitely should have a say in how their world evolves.
The throw away culture, through which plastic has become a problem in gigantic proportions is seeking equally sized answers. Costa Coffee ‘s Managing Director has declared the company will expand the collection of used coffee cups for recycling. Dominic Paul aims to recycle half a million cups by 2020. There are 2.5 billion cup used in Britain.
In US a Southwest Airline’s left engine blew up mid-air, a window got smashed and a woman was nearly sucked out of it. For the quick action of passegers who held on to her, they managed to get her back in but unfortunately she died.
Former First Lady Barbara Bush has died. She was remembered for promoting education, reading and writing amongst the poor and disadvantaged.
Starbucks are now going to close thousands of their coffee shops to give their staff Race training to treat all customers without prejudice. Two black men were arrested in the store for waiting for a friend.
More Positive News
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation at the Commonwealth Conference has pledged to give £1 billion a year for the fight against malaria. Britain promises £1/2 billion every year till 2021. Malaria appears to be on the increase due to the fact that the malaria changes, the parasite changes and funds from the international community has dwindled. Research for vaccines, Genetic engineering and new types of mosquito nets are some of the way forward to help stop a child dying every two minutes.
A special train called the Train of Hope goes around South Africa giving free healthcare, usually eye treatment to its people. Students join the train where it stops and they are able to both train and work. They get off for a new set of students to have the same opportunity at the next stop.
Cinemas are open in Saudi Arabia after being closed for 35 years.
The Black Panther film is being shown. It is part of the Crown Prince Mohammed Bim Salman’ progressive reforms. Women will also be able to drive.
Content from Sky, BBC, CNN
Reported by Susanna Dziworshie