Category Archives: Personalities

Space Station Commander Provides Tour of Orbital Laboratory

Space Station Commander Provides Tour of Orbital Laboratory

THIS IS AMAZING— Some have no idea as to what the Space Station interior looks like. This is very impressive.  Something worthwhile watching.

Published on Nov 19, 2012 - In her final days as Commander of the International Space Station, Sunita Williams of NASA recorded an extensive tour of the orbital laboratory and downlinked the video on Nov. 18, 2012.  Continue reading

My Multi-Ethnic Friends & Other Stories – by Cyril Dabydeen

An Appreciation of Cyril Dabydeen’s Storytelling

BOOK REVIEW: My Multi-Ethnic Friends & Other Stories

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Steel band music – Andy Narell: Coffee Street – video

Steel band music – Andy Narell: Coffee Street – video

Trinidad invented Steel Bands, and now they are being formed and promoted worldwide.  Here is a good band featuring Andy Narell and the University of North Texas College of Music Steel and Brass Band.

Published on Jan 22, 2013 — Coffee Street, (1998) by Andy Narell

Steel Band – Mark Ford, director;  One O’Clock Lab Band – Steve Weist, director
Recorded Live, October 29, 2012. Winspear Hall, College of Music
University of North Texas.  http://music.unt.edu

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THE SUITCASE – a meeting with GOD!

THE SUITCASE

 A man died, when he realized it, he saw God coming closer with a suitcase in his hand.

God said: Alright son its time to go.

Surprised the man responded: Now? So soon? I had a lot of plans…

I’m sorry but its time to go.

 

What do you have in that suitcase? the man asked.

God answered: Your belongings.

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Cuba, Competition and the Caribbean

Cuba, Competition and the Caribbean

By David Jessop 

Cuban President Raul Castro

Cuban President Raul Castro

News Americas, LONDON, England, Weds. April 9, 2014:

On March 29 Cuba’s National Assembly passed a new foreign investment law. Its content has far reaching implications for the future economic organisation of the country. It has also stimulated a lively public and private debate in the rest of the Caribbean about whether it represents a new economic challenge to others in the region.

Unusually, the changes that the new law contains had been widely trailed in Cuba’s national and provincial media before its passing. This was because of its contentious nature within Cuba and the challenge it offered to many Cuban conservatives’ belief in the need to maintain full control over national sovereignty and economic decision making.  Continue reading

The demise of guys?- Internet gaming and porn affecting brains? – 2 videos

Philip Zimbardo: The demise of guys?

Uploaded on Aug 5, 2011  http://www.ted.com Psychologist Philip Zimbardo asks, “Why are boys struggling?” He shares some stats (lower graduation rates, greater worries about intimacy and relationships) and suggests a few reasons — and he asks for your help! Watch his talk, then take his short 10-question survey:   http://on.ted.com/PZSurvey

The Great Porn Experiment: Gary Wilson video

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How to Find Your Passion and Inner Awesomeness: Eugene Hennie

How to Find Your Passion and Inner Awesomeness: Eugene Hennie 

Published on Sep 7, 2013 - Eugene Hennie describes himself as an ambitious, norm challenging, knowledge seeking, young professional. Born in New York City, he grew up in a fast paced environment. After graduating from Florida State University with a degree in business management, he moved to Atlanta to pursue a career in telecom.   Continue reading

The Pistorius Trial – How I killed Reeva

The Pistorius Trial - compiled by the St.  Stanislaus College Guyana blogsite

Posted: 10 Apr 2014 06:22 AM PDT

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Norman Girvan- Prominent Caribbean academic passes away

Norman Girvan- Prominent Caribbean academic passes away
Published on April 11, 2014 - By Caribbean News Now contributor
HAVANA, Cuba — Well known Caribbean academic Norman Girvan passed away on Wednesday in Cuba. He was 72.

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Norman Girvan

Jamaican-born Girvan, who earlier this year suffered a serious fall while in Dominica, was Professor Emeritus of the University of the West Indies (UWI).

He was also a professorial research fellow at the UWI Graduate Institute of International Relations at in St Augustine, Trinidad and Tobago.

Girvan had up until late last year, been one of the very vocal regional voices condemning the Dominican Republic’s constitutional court ruling that made tens of thousands people, of mainly Haitian descent, stateless.

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The El Dorado Complex in the Shaping of Indo-Guyanese – Clem Seecharan

           THE 2014 REPUBLIC OF GUYANA DISTINGUISHED                    LECTURE     

                The El Dorado Complex in the Shaping of Indo-Guyanese: A                                                       Revisionist Perspective

                                          by  CLEM SEECHARAN

Emeritus Professor of History,  London Metropolitan University

In February 1594 Sir Robert Dudley made inquiries about the rumoured Empire of Guiana…He sent a small boat to investigate and its crew returned, after great hardships, to say that the natives had told them of goldmines so rich that the people of the country powdered themselves with gold-dust.   Michael Swan (1957)

Guyana has alwaysbeen a land of fantasy. It was the land of El Dorado….  V.S. Naipaul (1991)     

 Guyana, for all its independence and its symbols of nationhood, has never been a closely-knit society…the ethnic divide made this almost impossible. There is hatred between the various ethnic groups with the darkest of the races being reserved for the greatest hatred.      Leader, Kaieteur News, 6 February 2014   Continue reading

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