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When will we learn?

Originally posted on Three Worlds One Vision:

American Protesters in Murrieta

Illegal Immigration or a Humanitarian Crisis?
American Protesters against influx of Central American Refugees
Murrieta – California – July 2014
Photo Credit: Politicus USA

Our choices, our behavior, our actions have consequences. Some good. Some bad. Some consequences take more than a lifetime for manifestation. That’s why it’s important to study history. History that distorts the truth is useless and harmful for learning.

In high school, I hated studying history. I saw no connection to my life. I finally get it. Everything that’s assailing us today has its roots in the distant and recent past. Not only have America’s foreign policies supported dictatorship governments that heap hardships upon their citizens, but we also have trade policies that affect local economies and peoples’ livelihood.

Consider the current overwhelming number of unaccompanied refugee children arriving at America’s southwest borders. The majority of them are fleeing gang and state violence in their homelands…

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Comedian Habeeb Khan passes away

Comedian Habeeb Khan passes away

JULY 23, 2014 | BY |
Habeeb Khan

Habeeb Khan

Renowned Guyanese comedian, Habeeb Khan passed away yesterday, at his Friendship, East Bank Demerara home.

Khan’s reputed wife, Doris Sukhwa, told reporters that he died after a period of prolonged illness. He was 78. Sukhwa said that she discovered the comedian dead sometime after noon yesterday.

She said that Khan had suffered from an asthmatic illness.

“He used to smoke and drink… He was in and out of the hospital for some time, but I am glad that period is over and he passed away at home in peace.”   Continue reading

“EMANCIPATION FESTIVAL 2014″, By ACDA – Guyana – August 1, 2014

“EMANCIPATION FESTIVAL 2014″, By ACDA 

Georgetown, Guyana  – August 1, 2014

On August 1st. 1834 Africans won their freedom.

This August 1st, all roads lead to the National Park, Georgetown,  as the

 African Cultural & Development Association (ACDA)

Invites you to come and celebrate at Guyana’s biggest
cultural festival of the year  “EMANCIPATION FESTIVAL 2014″,

See performances by Kwor Te from Suriname with their amazing fire  dances and
dazzling broken glass walking routine; the spectacular Batota Yetu with
their Angolan Congolese dance troupe, bring the children to see Ms Megan
Piphus  and her amazing puppets, come and celebrate with popular Guyanese
acts from all across the country and partake in our newest
attraction “Centre Stage” …enjoy a fun filled family day of African
foods, fashion displays, children center, folk games, drumming, dance etc
as we remember our past, celebrate our broken chains and work towards our
golden dreams ….Harambe..Let’s All pull together.

Thank you
Shemaine Haley (secretary)

BRICS 2014 Brazil: The New Development Bank

Originally posted on Three Worlds One Vision:

BRICS 2014 BRASILBRICS 2014 Brasil – Fortaleza – Brazil
Heads of State (left to right) of Russia, India, Brazil, China, and South Africa
Photo Credit: Marcelo Camargo, Agência Brasil

The 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil is over. Brazil did not win the coveted cup. Their humiliating loss of seven to one goals in their semi-final match against Germany is a clear indication of the need for profound changes in Brazilian football. Changing heads will make no difference. As Otto Scharmer, a senior lecturer at MIT, said in his article on the Huffington Post Sports Blog, the Brazilian team needs to shift its focus to a shared awareness of the evolving whole. As Scharmer points out, it’s a challenge that we face in all sectors of society.

The day after watching the German team take away the World Cup, Brazil’s President Dilma Rousseff headed northeast to Fortaleza, Ceará, for the Sixth Summit…

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Guyana Population Census 2012: Panoramic View of a Nation

Originally posted on Three Worlds One Vision:

Guyana National Junior Squash Team - August 2012

Faces of the People of Guyana
Guyana National Junior Squash Team – August 2012
Photo Credit: Guyana Times International

We are a complex species, living in a complex world of our own design. Except in small rural communities and suburban enclaves where people know each other by name, our urban centers have become too large for us to know everyone. In many cases, we don’t even know or chat with our neighbors.

In order to meet the needs of a nation’s population, policymakers rely upon a critical planning tool: the national Population and Housing Census. Such a comprehensive population count is not only costly but also a colossal operation. For about 150 developing countries, home to 80 percent of the world’s population, help comes from the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA).

Undertaken every ten years and in compliance with the United Nations’ mandate for the 2010 Global Round of…

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“Circle of Horrors” – Poem by Brazilian Poet Waldo Motta

Originally posted on Three Worlds One Vision:

Being Black in Brazil

At left, Brazilian coach Luiz Felipe Scolari with star Neymar
At right, Brazilian fans at a FIFA World Cup 2014 match
Photo Credit: Black Women of Brazil

In my Poetry Corner July 2014, I feature the poem “Círculo dos Horrores” (Circle of Horrors) by Waldo Motta: a gay, black, contemporary Brazilian poet, actor, and mystic from the Southeast State of Espírito Santo. Some literary critics consider him one of the most important Brazilian poets of the first decade of the twentieth century.

“Círculo dos Horrores” is one of his lyrical, protest poems from his poetry collection, Bunda e Outras Poemas (The Negro and Other Poems), published in 1996. (The word bunda originates from the Angolan Bantu language, meaning Angolan Negro.) In this collection, Motta explores the themes of blackness and social exclusion. Little has changed since 1996.

As shown in the captioned photos, although blacks…

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30 Things to Stop Doing to Yourself

Originally posted on Bucket List Publications:

I read this post this morning and loved it! I don’t often share the work of others on the blog but this post was definitely “share-worthy”. Creating a bucket list lifestyle encompasses treating yourself right and learning from your mistakes. This post is a great reflection of those lessons.

Is there one of these that you do often? Are there several? Let’s let the good things catch up. 

Written by  Marc and Angel

30 Things to Stop Doing to Yourself

When you stop chasing the wrong things you give
the right things a chance to catch you.

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The Illusion of Independence

Originally posted on Three Worlds One Vision:

Declaration of Independence - 4 July 1776 - Detail of Painting by John TrumbullDeclaration of Independence – 4 July 1776
Detail of Painting by John Trumbull in the U.S. Capitol
Photo Credit: U.S. Library of Congress

This Fourth of July, I joined the people of America in celebrating 238 years since the nation’s Declaration of Independence from the British Empire. In 1966, when my native land, Guyana, gained its independence from Great Britain, the British Empire was already in decline. The United States was in ascendance.

Growing to adulthood in a young independent nation, I learned that the word independence was a misnomer. We were still tied by our navel string to our former colonial masters. With a struggling economy, we endured power outages, water cutoffs, and food shortages. Help from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) brought more austerity. Independence had led to new forms of dependency on international bankers and on other masters.

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Manickchand disrespect and a disappearing Guyanese population – commentary

Manickchand disrespect and a disappearing Guyanese population

JULY 6, 2014 | BY  | From the Diaspora…

By Ralph Seeram 

My mother who is in her 90th year has always reminded me that there is “book sense” and “common sense”.  I tried to pass this on to my kids. Today, if I needed a perfect example to demonstrate to them, Priya Manickchand would be ideal; she has book sense but no common sense.

I read somewhere, this little story of how a cruise ship developed engine problems and the engineers with all their degrees and computers could not fix the problem. The owners decided to call an old retired ship mechanic to look the problem. He came with a hammer, looked around the engine and gave two taps with the hammer on a particular part of the engine, which immediately hummed to life.  Continue reading

Tribute to Mr Cecil Carl Cunha, M.S. – by Maj. Gen. (Retd) Joseph G. Singh, MSS

Tribute to Mr Cecil Carl Cunha, M.S. (1914-06-25 – 2014-06-20)

By Major General (retd) Joseph G Singh, MSS  …on Thursday, 2014-06-26,

at the St Andrew’s Presbyterian Church

Cecil Cunha at 99

Hon Prime Minister, Leader of the Opposition, Your Worship the Mayor, Lynette, Heuvel, other relatives and friends of the deceased, I thank Lynette and her family for inviting me to deliver this short Tribute to a Dear Friend, whom I have known for over forty years.

Born on June 25, 1914, Cecil Carl Cunha, M.S. transitioned last Friday, five days before his 100th birthday. Exactly 10 years ago (June 2004), I published a book titled: The Mataruki Trail, which is a record of the work of the Boundary Commission that established the Tri-Junction Point at the head of the east Kutari River, which the joint survey team of the British, Brazilians and Dutch in 1937, verified through detailed on the ground surveys, was the source of the Corentyne River – the border with Suriname. Continue reading

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