There can be no bigger news story in California than that of the poor little rich girl being sent to jail in Los Angeles. Well, actually there is. It's the story of the two humpback whales that have swum 150 kilometres up the Sacramento River and are refusing to go back to the Pacific Ocean.
Japan has been sidestepping international whaling bans for two decades under the euphemistic banner of "scientific research". Japan intends to add humpback whales to their
culinary scientific research list later this year.
Among the countries Japan has brought on board in their attempts to stack the International Whaling Commission are six in the Caribbean: Antigua and Barbuda, Dominica, Grenada, St Kitts and Nevis, St Lucia, St Vincent and the Grenadines. No doubt there's a promise of foreign aid in there. Maybe they'll build sushi bars in all those brand new cricket stadia.