- published: 04 Aug 2016
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Scene from season 2, episode 8.
Performing in the British Virgin Islands for a fourth time, international Reggae artiste Sizzla used the stage during the emancipation festival overnight to lyrically preach Black consciousness, while he urged residents to ‘keep Tortola clean’ by denouncing homosexuality, police brutality, skin bleaching, domestic violence, and disrespect for law enforcement. His powerful hits that had the crowd captivated were interspersed with various appeals to the people. “Don’t take bribe from no funny man (homosexual),” shouted Sizzla, whose real name is Miguel Collins. He added: “Burn fire pon lesbians!” In mainly Jamaican Creole, he went on to advise: “You see the man dem who a beat up dem baby mother… No bother with it. You see the woman dem who nuh have respect for them baby father, no bother...
In March 2018 the UK government decided to expel 23 Russian diplomats on account of an allegation that Russia had poisoned one of its erstwhile agents living in UK, Sergei Skripal, and his daugter, Julia. The accusation was based upon the premis that the nerve agent used was "Novichok", a nerve agent 8 times more powerful than sarin or VX, and that Russia was the only nation capable of manufacturing this nerve agent. This response - and the allegation of Novichok use - as serious as it is - has the hallmark of comedy. See the link to an episode from Strikeback, which makes overt reference to a "secret" Russian nerve agent programme. See this link: http://www.moonofalabama.org/images6/NovichockTV.mp4