Category Archives: Personalities

The Thinking That Drives the PPP – By David Hinds

The thinking behind the Proroguing of Guyana’s Parliament: What drives the PPP?

Dr. David Hinds

Dr. David Hinds

Dr. David Hinds

Calls by Dr. Rupert Roopnarine and Ms.Lurlene Nestor, members of the opposition A Partnership for National Unity (APNU),  for boycott of the Guyana Times and the State media and businesses  that aid the PPP’s authoritarian rule respectively have drawn swift and sustaining  vitriol from the PPP, its sympathizers , Guyana Times and the State media.

Why this outcry from the PPP and its friends over two routine non-violent calls to action from opposition figures? Boycotts are standard fare in the politics of protest all over the world. It has been used in Guyana by all parties, including the PPP. Most of the time it is an ineffective tool of mobilization; it serves more as a threat against opponents. So why is the PPP making a big deal over these two calls? The answer lies in an understanding of two levels of PPP’ thinking—the sub text behind what appears as normal politics.   Continue reading

Guyana: Capitol TV News Videos – 20 November, 2014

Guyana: Capitol TV News Videos – 20 November, 2014

  • NOT ENOUGH Done by authorities to prevent flooding
  • Government failed Citizens – APNU
  • No talks outside of Parliament – Granger
  • Taxi driver shot during robbery
  • Sports

Click links below to view the TV News videos:

NOT ENOUGH Done by authorities to prevent flooding   Posted: 20 Nov 2014 01:09 PM PST   Continue reading

10 Inspiring Quotes by the Great Nelson Mandela

10 Inspiring Quotes by the Great Nelson Mandela

These quotes are full of the wisdom of this former South African freedom fighter, writer, politican and leader. A wise man and, above all – a peaceful man, Nelson Mandela was a person the world was sad to lose last year. But even if he is no longer around, some of his wisdom will always remain.
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Dr. Juliet Emanuel – contributing to the community – By Dr Dhanpaul Narine

 PROFILE of the Week: Dr. Juliet Emanuel, Associate Professor, BMCC/CUNY.

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By Dr Dhanpaul Narine

Dr. Juliet Emanuel is a distinguished lady of letters. She attended some of the top schools and what is even more significant is that she has dedicated herself to sharing her knowledge with others. Juliet was born in Kitty in Georgetown, Guyana. Her mom was Mary Rosetta Douglas and her dad was Richard Douglas Joseph Emanuel from New Amsterdam. Juliet has a sister Shirley and a brother Richard.

Juliet attended school in Alberttown and later Kitty Methodist School. She was a bright student and after a stay at Tutorial High School she went to Bishop’s High School. Juliet loved literature but when she was at Tutorial one of her best subjects was geometry. Juliet was attracted to reading biographies and when she discovered Guyanese and Caribbean literature it was the beginning of a wonderful journey. Continue reading

Ten years of Thanksgiving at Calvary Mission in NYC

November 20, 2014 / Arts & Entertainment /

Ten years of Thanksgiving at Calvary Mission

By Tangerine Clarke – Caribbean Life News

Photo:Volunteers at Calvary Mission after serving food to more that 800 Queens residents. (L-R) Ravi Seopersad, Nina Rampersaude, Amanda Hardyal, Farida Manoharlall,Tony Singh, and Cecil Semple. Photo by Tangerine Clarke

Calvary Mission food pantry in Jamaica, Queens will provide members of the community with all the trimmings for a turkey dinner during its 10th annual of Thanksgiving sustenance program.

Guyanese-American Tony Singh, manager of the pantry expects more than 800 culturally diverse people to join the food line on Saturday, Nov. 22 at the church, located at 102-6 89th Avenue. The food will be handed out from 9 am to 1 pm, according to Mr. Singh. Continue reading

Artist Stanley Greaves completes 50-year project on Wilson Harris – video

Artist Stanley Greaves completes 50-year project on Wilson Harris

Painting Exhibition

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Kumbh Mela in India – Worlds Biggest Festival – National Geographic video

 

Kumbh Mela in India – World’s Biggest Festival – National Geographic

Published on Mar 9, 2013

Diego from National Geographics takes us on a tour of the Kumbh Mela in Prayag (Allahabad). He receives darshan of several great mahatmas and is given the royal tour of Juna Akhara by Naga Baba Raj Rajeshwar Giri Ji.

CONSULTATION OR CONFRONTATION? – by Ralph Ramkarran

CONSULTATION OR CONFRONTATION?

Ralph Ramkarran

Ralph Ramkarran

Posted on November 15, 2014 by Ralph Ramkarran

Proroguing parliament is a legitimate constitutional device in Westminster constitutions, whatever its origins and the purpose for which it is used. Much of the time prorogation has been used for partisan purposes, has been unpopular and has incurred much opposition. The Governor prorogued the legislature in 1963 to cause the lapse of the Labour Relations Bill, which would have resulted in a poll in the sugar industry and ultimate recognition of the PPP aligned GAWU to represent sugar workers.

The President said that the objective of prorogation is to prevent confrontation and encourage consultation. The opposite will be the result. The Government’s life has come to a natural end because stalemate reigns everywhere. The renewal of the Government’s mandate, not perpetuation of its life, was the solution. A national unity government is another. Continue reading

Frustration at Filing for Divorce in Brazil – By Rosaliene Bacchus

Originally posted on Three Worlds One Vision:

Divorce - When a Marriage FailsDivorce – When a Marriage Fails
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Marriages are tested under fire. Some marriages survive the flame, forging a stronger bond. Others suffer third degree burns, weakening the union. My marriage belonged to the latter group. When it ended in Brazil, I had not only failed as a wife but also had to confront the demon of divorce.

“I can’t sponsor you and your sons to come to America unless you’re divorced,” my mother told me.

I opened my Jerusalem Bible for guidance. In the Gospel of Matthew (Chapter 19), Jesus was clear about divorce.

“[W]hat God has united, man must not divide… Now I say this to you: the man who divorces his wife…and marries another, is guilty of adultery.”

Alone and broken with two kids in a foreign country, I spent a year of soul searching to come to terms with what I needed to do…

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Female pilots hail Guyana’s first female flyer

Female pilots hail Guyana’s first female flyer

November 16, 2014 | By |…laud her inspiration
Female ASL pilots pose with Ms. Dawsey (second right) at ASL’s Ogle hangar.

Female ASL pilots pose with Ms. Dawsey (second right) at ASL’s Ogle hangar

The transformation of the country’s aviation sector as it relates to female involvement came in for high praise from Lucille Dawsey, the first female private pilot to fly in Guyana’s airspace.

The 72-year-old was honoured by the Guyana Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) on Thursday at the Silhouette Restaurant in the city.

“I am very, very impressed to see other women more active in the local aviation sector. I have only been here for a short time and what I saw at Ogle and Timehri is very unbelievable in terms of human and physical developments,” Ms. Dawsey said, shortly after receiving a plaque from Minister of Public Works, Robeson Benn.  Continue reading

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