NEWS DIGEST 28.02.2021: Saving lives and businesses, but remembering those lost, in London

News for today comes from InYourArea. The UK’s finance minister, or Chancellor of the Exchequer, Rishi Sunak, has announced an emergency GBP ¬£5 billion business grants lifeline for firms brought to their knees by the coronavirus pandemic and lockdowns. Most … Continue reading NEWS DIGEST 28.02.2021: Saving lives and businesses, but remembering those lost, in London

NEWS DIGEST 27.06.2020: Stanley Gibbons stamp shop to reopen, other stories

  Today’s News Digest is brought to you from my personal Twitter account @VShah1984. World famous stamp collectors shop Stanley Gibbons @StanleyGibbons, based in the heart of London, has announced via Twitter that it will be re-opening its newly refurbished … Continue reading NEWS DIGEST 27.06.2020: Stanley Gibbons stamp shop to reopen, other stories

NEWS DIGEST 26.04.2020: Telecoms and maritime industries feel the COVID-19 heat, but tech surges onwards

  Today’s bulletin comes from the official HEMNA ‘Informa Accounts’ list on Twitter. Digital TV Europe magazine reports on their ‘Top Story of the Week’ – Nordic telco and cable operator Tele2 has withdrawn its financial guidance for the year … Continue reading NEWS DIGEST 26.04.2020: Telecoms and maritime industries feel the COVID-19 heat, but tech surges onwards

DRUG DEALERS IN UNIFORMS: Mauritius policeman arrested with stash of pills

Moka – VIJAY SHAH via Mo Ti News A policeman on the island of Mauritius has been arrested after he was found in possession of a drug described by media as the ‘new Valium’, local news site Mo Ti News reports. Avinash Buleeram, a constable aged 29 attached to a police station in Moka, in the island’s centre, was found carrying ninety pills of a drug called¬†Pregabalin. The highly potent drug is normally used to treat epilepsy, fibromyalgia, nerve pain and anxiety, but has also raised concerns due to its increasing use as a recreational drug, especially among prisoners, and … Continue reading DRUG DEALERS IN UNIFORMS: Mauritius policeman arrested with stash of pills

HUMOUR MOMENT: Don’t do drugs, do dhal puri

    Drugs are horrible substances. Whether legal or illegal, recreational narcotics usually cause harm to the body, damaging the user from the inside and out. So instead of sniffing that line or hitting that pipe, why not tuck into some Mauritian-style dhal puri instead. You’ll look a million rupees, and you won’t have to worry about the police pulling you over and busting you for illicit dhal puri possession. For those who have never encountered the awesomeness that is dhal puri, let me explain. This is a snack popular on the island of Mauritius and an unforgettable part of … Continue reading HUMOUR MOMENT: Don’t do drugs, do dhal puri