Month: April 2020

  • Lawyer’s plea for Maharaj

    Lawyer’s plea for Maharaj

    Fears for health of Briton stuck in Florida prison coronavirus ‘death camp’ Florida’s governor is facing diplomatic and legal pressure to release a British inmate imprisoned for 33 years for a crime he denies, after the coronavirus turned his jail dormitory into a ‘death camp’. Five guards and two inmates have tested positive for the virus…

  • Earth Day: Florida in crisis

    Earth Day: Florida in crisis

    Few places on the planet are more at risk from the climate crisis than south Florida, where more than 8 million residents are affected by the convergence of almost every modern environmental challenge – from rising seas to contaminated drinking water, more frequent and powerful hurricanes, coastal erosion, flooding and vanishing wildlife and habitat. If…

  • Splendid isolation

    Splendid isolation

    There wasn’t a whole lot of “just popping out for a walk” from Terry Virts during his six months in confinement. The three times he managed it, he required hours of preparation, some hefty manoeuvring and a million-dollar suit with a built-in life support system. Back indoors, getting along with some of his room-mates required…