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Scotland votes ‘No’ to independence: 55-45%

19 September 2014 – BBC NEWS

 First Minister Alex Salmond

As Scotland votes to stay in the UK Alex Salmond calls for the pledge of more devolved powers to be carried out, and David Cameron says the commitments will be honoured in full.  Continue reading

Brazil: Five Centuries of Change – by Thomas E. Skidmore.

Brazil: Five Centuries of Change by Thomas E. Skidmore.

BrazilIn the late 1400s, tiny Portugal with its mere one million inhabitants led the world in navigation, in part due the superior sailing skills its merchants developed on the rough seas of the Atlantic as opposed to the calmer waters of the Mediterranean. Though later bested in navigation by Holland (1.5 million inhabitants), England (3 million inhabitants), and Spain (7 million inhabitants), it claimed the prize of Brazil when one of its explorers sailed off course after setting off for Africa’s Cape of Good Hope. (Portugal had already turned down a request to finance the expedition of Christopher Columbus, who then took his request to Ferdinand and Isabella of Spain):  Continue reading

Cricket: ICC proposes sweeping changes for the game

Cricket: A new Imperium – Sweeping changes for the game

Stabroek News – 27 January 2014 – Tomorrow, the Board of the International Cricket Council (ICC) will begin deliberations on a proposal by its Finance & Commercial Affairs (FCA) committee for sweeping and astonishing changes in the way the game is run and how tours are scheduled. At the core of the proposal is that India, Australia and England would take charge of the game and that they would be immune to relegation in the two-tiered system that is also being promulgated.

It is in essence the cricketing version of the permanent five of the United Nations Security Council, as regressive and in need of urgent reform as that model is. And just as the permanent five were installed as the victors at the end of the Second World War, it is proposed that these three be ordained on the basis of the money they bring to the game and the level of the public interest in their teams.   Continue reading

The Second World War in color – Documentary

Documentary World War 2  in Colour The Second World War color

 

The Difference between the United Kingdom, Great Britain and England Explained

The Difference between the United Kingdom, Great Britain and England Explained

Football: Guyana-born Andrew Watson – the first black international

Andrew Watson - Scotland's captain - 1881

Andrew Watson – Scotland’s captain – 1881

Football pioneer: Andrew Watson – the first black international

STORY HIGHLIGHTS
  • Andrew Watson was the first black player to play international football
  • He captained Scotland on his debut, a 6-1 win over archrivals England
  • It remains the heaviest home defeat suffered by England
  • Watson was born in British Guiana and the son of a Glasgow merchant Continue reading

Top 6 countries that grew rich by enslaving black people

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 TOP 6 COUNTRIES THAT GREW FILTHY RICH FROM ENSLAVING BLACK PEOPLE

 October 27, 2013  –  By Atlanta Black Star staff

The United States of America

Enslaved Blacks picking cotton

Their unpaid labor created the fabulous wealth that is traded here (below).

Slavery transformed America into an economic power. The exploitation of Black people for free labor made the South the richest and most politically powerful region in the country. British demand for American cotton made the southern stretch of the Mississippi River the Silicon Valley of its era, boasting the single largest concentration of the nation’s millionaires.

But slavery was a national enterprise. Many firms on Wall Street, such as JPMorgan Chase, New York Life and now-defunct Lehman Brothers, made fortunes from investing in the slave trade, the most profitable economic activity in New York’s 350-year history. Slavery was so important to the city that New York was one of the most pro-slavery urban municipalities in the North.

England             Continue reading

The Allicocks’ of Noitgedacht – By Dmitri Allicock

The Allicocks’ of Noitgedacht – By Dmitri Allicock

When you start about family, about lineage and ancestry, you are talking about every person on earth. Alex Haley- Author of 1976 Roots

Beyond the populated coastal areas of early Guyana, rivers formed the natural highways, winding inland where undisturbed impenetrable vegetation closes in upon its banks. It was in the latter part of the 1700s that a family of Allicocks sailed 65 miles up the Demerary[1] River and decided to drop anchor at a location called Noitgedacht and would call it home for centuries.

One of the most common names still found in Upper Demerara is Allicock and the story of this family is interwoven within the history of the area and historical Guyana.

The journey of the original Allicock settlers is thought to be originating out of England via the colonies of America, before entering the Caribbean and Demerara. The actual name was also altered from its original form and probably on entrance into America as history appears to point to.      Read More »

“A GALA EVENING WITH GUYANA’S CRICKET HEROES”

“A GALA EVENING WITH GUYANA’S CRICKET HEROES”

Date: Friday June 22, 2012 – Toronto Canada.

Former West Indies captain, Clive Lloyd, reunites with some of the greatest names in Guyana’s cricket history.

Direct from England, United States, Antigua and Guyana, these acclaimed names which dominated West Indies Test Cricket come together for one nostalgic evening.

Together in Toronto for the first time, this special evening of dinner and entertainment pays tribute to these remarkable Guyanese cricketers whose uniquely brilliant careers have made them legends in international cricket.

This memorable celebration of Guyana’s finest contributions to cricket is for the benefit of Guyana’s Mercy Hospital which was partially destroyed by fire in 2010.

Just as these cricketers played together and promoted Guyana and the West Indies, they again unite to help rebuild one of Guyana’s national institutions.

Tickets are limited and go on sale April 15th .                         [ MORE  DETAILS ---  Guyana Cricket Heroes]

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UK youth – living outside the boundaries of civilised society

Editor’s Note:  This article  was written two years ago.  The recent riots in England point to underlying social problems.

  The findings of this study could mirror similar problems encountered in many countries and especially those with  large cities. These are really frightening social issues in an age of instantaneous communications, that if not being properly addressed, could unravel the fabric of society.

Feral youths: How a generation of violent, illiterate young men are living outside the boundaries of civilised society

Last updated  on 19th September 2009

In January 2009, Gordon Brown called for a ‘national crusade’ to break down class barriers; he was even contemplating making it illegal to discriminate on the grounds of class.
The first time I saw Tuggy Tug, he was standing on a street corner in Brixton with half-a-dozen other 15-year- old boys. They were scowling at anyone who walked past
Every now and then, they shrugged up their hoodies to make themselves look more threatening. ‘Everyone who bumps into us says sorry,’ boasted Tuggy Tug.
His tracksuit was so big that he seemed lost inside it. Under his black hoodie, he wore a red one – in case he needed a quick change of identity.   Continue reading

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