Day: October 5, 2017


A McDonald’s manager was arrested after being caught serving customers a side of cocaine with their meals, New York police have said.

Frank Guerrero, 26, is said to have sold eight wraps of the drug to an undercover police officer at one of the fast-food chain’s restaurants in the Bronx.

Authorities said he handed the officer $10,900 worth of cocaine on one occasion, and 100 grams of crack cocaine worth up to $6,520 on another.

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The night manager stashed the drugs in a soap dispenser before selling it alongside burgers and fries at the eatery in the Bronx, police said.

He was arrested while he prepared to finish his shift at about 5am on Wednesday at the end of an undercover investigation officers named “Operation Off the Menu”.

Special Narcotics Prosecutor Bridget G. Brennan described Guerrero’s conduct as “so blatant it would be comical if he weren’t committing a serious narcotics crime”.

She added: “Ordering coke took on an entirely different meaning on the night shift at this McDonald’s.”

Officials said that late-night orders at the restaurant were taken only from the drive-through window, but that Guerrero allowed drug customers to enter the main door for their transactions.

A search warrant was carried out at his home, where officers reportedly seized 200 grams of cocaine and $5,300 in cash.

Police arrested a woman named Leidy Cabral Castillo was arrested at the address in front of her two-year-old child.

The cash was found inside a dresser in the toddler’s play room, officers said.





British TV presenters Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield struggled to keep their shock locked-up as they were tasked with interviewing a woman who identifies as black – despite being born white.

The woman, Martina Big, appeared on ITV’s This Morning today (Wednesday).

Ms Big told Holly and Phil how she has had three rounds of tanning injections which has left her skin permanently dyed.

She appeared via video link from the US and revealed Phil how she feels closer to black people than white people.

The 29-year-old was asked why she had decided to “step into the world of controversy”.

(Image: ITV)
(Image: ITV)

The answer promoted stunned silence from the two presenters as Phil put his hand over his face in dismay, the Mirror reports.

Martina said: “My feelings changed. A little later after my last interview with you I was in a swimming pool with white people but when I saw them, it’s strange – they’re all so pale.

“When I go outside, I mostly get faster in contact with black people.

“If you compare the food and the music stuff, it’s changed.”

Phil said: “After having three tanning injections, you’re saying you like eating different foods and listening to different music?”

Martina quickly defended: “Well not really, I don’t like hip-hop. I don’t want to fight the black people. It’s for myself, not for the media attention.

“I’m really proud that this medicine works so well for me, but I can feel myself turning into a black woman and I’m going to Africa to learn more about the cultures.

She also proudly added she has “no side effects” and is happy with her new colour.

Phillip ended the interview by stating: “Race and colour is much more than skin deep.


Original story from Birmingham Mail


Hilton Worldwide Holdings Inc. plans to spend $50 million over the next five years to add 100 hotels to its chain in Africa, it said on Thursday, joining other chains keen to tap growing business and international travel on the continent.

These funds are intended to support the conversion of around 100 hotels (roughly 20,000 rooms) in multiple African markets into Hilton branded properties, namely into its flagship Hilton Hotels & Resorts brand, the upscale DoubleTree by Hilton and the recently launched Curio Collection by Hilton.

One property will open in the Kenyan capital Nairobi by the end of this year and another in the Rwandan capital Kigali in 2018, it said in a statement.

Hilton brand logo

There was 11 percent growth in Sub-Saharan African tourism in the past year, according to data from the U.N. World Tourism Organisation.

Hilton said the remaining additions to its 39 existing African properties would be operational within the next five years.

Converting existing hotels into Hilton brands

“The model of converting existing hotels into Hilton branded properties has proved highly successful in a variety of markets and we expect to see great opportunities to convert hotels to Hilton brands through this initiative,” said Patrick Fitzgibbon, Hilton’s senior vice president for development in Europe, Middle East and Africa.

These hotels will receive all the benefits associated with Hilton’s industry-leading brand proposition and world-class commercial platforms. Guests will also be able to take advantage of Hilton’s innovative technology platforms such as online check-in and the ability to choose individual rooms when booking via the Hilton Honors App.

Fitzgibbon added: “The range of brands we have at our disposal allows owners the flexibility to pick the right fit for their property. We have already deployed this initiative in the signing of two hotels: our first DoubleTree by Hilton property in Kenya, and our first hotel in Rwanda, and expect to be able to announce further additions before the end of this year.”

“Hilton remains committed to growth in Africa having been present on the continent for more than 50 years” Fitzgibbon added

Earlier this week, Hyatt Hotels & Resorts said it would open six new hotels on the continent by 2020.



Unmarried men are a “problem” for society and are more likely to get into debt or commit crime, Iain Duncan Smith has claimed.

The Chingford and Woodford Green MP said at a fringe event at the Conservative Party conference in Manchester cohabiting couples have unstable relationships compared to those who are married.

The Huffington Post reported the former Tory leader told audiences unmarried men are “released” to do things such as commit crime and take drugs.

Mr Duncan Smith said: “Cohabitation is a very different relationship from marriage, It is inherently unstable.”

“What has been going on all these years is the men that have been absent from these families in many of these low income groups are now a problem.

“….unmarried men are “released” to do things such as commit crime and take drugs”

“They are out, no longer having to bring something in for their family, so they can be released to do all the things they wouldn’t normally do and shouldn’t do.”

The MP, who has been married to his wife, Betsy, for 35 years, said young men needed to be taught the importance of marriage or they would develop a “low value for women” and seek out the “alternative on the internet”.

He added: “The alternative on the internet, now so readily available, is about abusive sex and low value for women. That is where they will go.

“That’s why, certainly at the bottom end of the income scale, there is such collapse of self-worth among young girls because they see themselves as objects because they are taught from the beginning that is the only way to get a man.”


The Senator representing Bauchi central, Isah Misau, has made a serious allegation against the Inspector-General of Police, Ibrahim Idris.

According to the Senator, the IGP had an affair with a serving deputy superintendent of police (DSP), Esther, an act which he says contravenes the police act.

Senator Misau alleges that the IGP is now expecting a baby with the DSP

Misau added that the IGP is also having affairs with two other policewomen whom he has given special promotion.

The senator said Idris married Esther because she was “four months pregnant” for him, reports TheCable.

“The IG is openly having two relationships with police women which he gave special promotion. One of them is Amina and one of them is DSP Esther which the IG on 15th of last month got married to that woman DSP. Under police act and regulation you cannot marry a serving woman police officer unless that woman retires,” Misau said.

“He quickly held a secret wedding in Kaduna because the lady is four months pregnant. I am saying this because of the institution – that institution I am supposed to be a stakeholder in that institution. It is the institution that brought me here which I’m proud of.”

Misau said this on the floor of the senate on Wednesday while drawing the attention of the lawmakers to the disagreement he is having with Idris.

The Bauchi senator had also accused IGP of receiving money from oil companies where police officers were sent to provide security.

The police had declared the senator a deserter after he had earlier alleged that the IGP collects money for the posting of police officers.

Attempts to contact the spokesman of the Nigeria Police Force, CSP Jimoh Moshood to comment on the story were unsuccessful and the IGP has not released any statement regarding the allegation.


Charles Oputa, popularly known as Charly-Boy who led the failed protest against  the President Buhari last August has filed a suit at the FCT High Court, Maitama, against the Commissioner of Police in FCT for alleged violation of his rights.

He is petitioning the court to declare that the Police’s use of teargas, canisters, water cannon and wild police dogs to harass and disperse his group as contrary to the provisions of the constitution.

Oputa through his counsel, Mr Inibehe Effiong, is also seeking the order of the court compelling the respondent (Nigeria Police Force) to pay him N100 million as general damages.

In addition, he is asking for an order directing the respondent to pay him N400 million as exemplary damages.

Oputa let his pressure group known as Our Mumu Don Do Movement, in a peaceful demonstration on Aug. 8 at Unity Fountain, Maitama Abuja, when they were allegedly attacked by the police.

The group was demanding the return of President Muhammadu Buhari from his medical leave in London to resume work or resign his Presidency.


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