RICHARD HO LING PEARSON CELEBRATES 60TH
By Waltie Ainsworth
Science would be wrong if the wife and family of Richard Ho Ling Pearson, a native of Corriverton in Berbice now resident of Ajax, near Toronto Canada, did not have a bash of magnanimous proportions for his 60th birthday.
Richard was actually born May 23rd but most of the invitees that attended the delayed bash on the weekend of June 11th, had a splendiferous time….. lots to eat and drink and fine wine literally and metaphorically. Continue reading
Islamic council proposes allowing men to ‘lightly beat’ their wives
Islamic council proposes allowing men to ‘lightly beat’ their wives if they do not ‘dress as he desires’, refuse to have sex, or fail to take a bath after their period
- 20-member Council of Islamic Ideology advises Pakistani government
- It proposes in a new bill that women can be beaten for various reasons
- Those include women talking to strangers or failing to wear a hijab
The Council of Islamic Ideology has proposed allowing a man to ‘lightly beat’ his wife if she does not ‘dress as he desires’, refuses to have sex, or fails to take a bath after her period.
The 20-member council is a constitutional body of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan, but can only advise the government rather than make laws.
Its latest proposals come as part of its own women protection bill, after it rejected Punjab province’s controversial Protection of Women against Violence Act, branding it un-Islamic. Continue reading