Monthly Archives: September 2011

“OCCUPY WALL STREET” is in its second week …

Occupy Wall Street And New Bottom Line Spark The Struggle to Take Back The American Dream

By Tracy Van Slyke – September 30, 2011Nation of Change

In its second week, hundreds of people have taken over Liberty Square as part of Occupy Wall Street. What started as a loosely organized protest against the corrupting impact that Wall Street and big financial institutions have had on our democracy seems to be growing into something larger.  The persistence and increasing organization of the mostly young protestors is tapping into the pain and disillusionment that millions of young Americans across the nation are feeling as they face bleak economic prospects that show little sign of improving.

As the Occupy Wall Street protestors lift up the pain that young Americans are experiencing and take it directly to the heart of our country’s corrupted financial system, other movements composed of homeowners, the jobless, faith leaders and the growing ranks of the poor are doing the same.  And even better, these groups are demanding that the very banks that caused the economic mess in the first place take specific actions to clean it up and get the economy back on track.         Continue reading

The election carnival – letter by Cheddi “Joey” Jagan

Date: Thu, 29 Sep 2011  – Letter to the Editor

Dear Editor,

 The election carnival is about to begin and everyone running for President and Parliament are already basing all chances on different racial and ethnic configurations in order to cast the fishnet and haul in a majority of “hassa” and if a few “houri” or “bangamary” enter the cast net, then OK because then they claim “cross-over” voting.

The World Economy – Gloomier and gloomier

Sep 26th 2011, 15:47 by R.A. | LONDON – The Economist

Europe is sliding toward recession. America is uncomfortably close to following behind. Even in the absence of a major financial shock, a renewed downturn across major economies would be very painful, given the lack of recovery in many labour markets and the stress contraction places on budgets. Were a double-dip to strike, far fewer economies would have the political will to intervene to support the economy, even among those with the fiscal room to help.

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Parties to receive Final Voters List next week

Parties to receive Final Voters List next week

Wednesday, September 28, 2011 (Demerara Waves)

The final voters list for the 2011 general election is to be handed over to the contesting political parties next week, Cabinet Secretary Dr. Roger Luncheon disclosed on Wednesday, September 28, 2011.

Addressing the media at his post-Cabinet news briefing at the Office of the President, Dr. Luncheon said they were told that preparations for the election were proceeding as planned and there were given no anticipation of any problems.  Continue reading

The World’s Strictest Parents – Barbados – videos

The World’s Strictest Parents – Barbados – videos

This is a series on British TV that features children being sent overseas to experience life in other societies where parents are strict with their children.

In these episodes, two rebellious British teenagers experience strict parenting on the other side of the world, as Nicole Benham and Nathan Ballance travel to Barbados.      Continue reading

Facebook’s Privacy issues are a concern – articles

Privacy advocates oppose Facebook changes

Facebook’s future plans and tweaks have left some users confused and privacy advocates on edge. (Thierry Roge – Reuters) Users and privacy advocates have reservations about Facebook’s planned redesign, the way the change will affect third-party apps and the network’s general approach to privacy.

Third-party apps will be fully integrated into a user’s profile page, with updates about activity on each app. That means that users won’t actively click to share updates from apps — the apps will add that information to a user’s page automatically.     Continue reading

“Governments don’t rule the world, Goldman Sachs rules the world.”

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“Governments don’t rule the world, Goldman Sachs rules the world.”

That’s what a purported London-based independent trader named Alessio Rastani told the BBC on Monday in a jaw-dropping interview that quickly went viral.

But just as quickly, rumors swirled that Rastani was actually a member of the Yes Men, a loose-knit group of merry pranksters and imposters that attempt to manipulate the media with the goal of exposing the dubious conduct of big corporations.   Continue reading

Nostalgia 566 – Saga and Romance of BRICKDAM

Nostalgia 566 – Saga and Romance of BRICKDAM  ….  By: Godfrey Chin at godchin2@gmail.com

Brickdam – the oldest street in the Capital City of Georgetown was formerly a muddy quagmire, difficult to traverse by horse and carriage even though it was built up with debris and cinders, from the too frequent fires of the nineteenth century. It was later covered with ‘bricks’ to make it serviceable during the rainy season – hence its name.  In 1920, it was macadamised for the Royal visit of Edward, Prince of Wales, who attended the Horse Race  Meeting, at Durban Park, and planted a ‘sapodilla tree’ in the Taitt’s Yard  (Murray St) – now Cara Lodge, Quamina. Edward did ascend to the throne but abdicated following his marriage to Mrs Simpson, a Commoner leaving his younger Brother George VI to rule through WWII. Refer 2010 ACADEMY AWARD BEST PICTURE ‘KING’S SPEECH. In British Guiana 1937 that 6 sided three copper three pence was issued but  hurriedly withdrawn from circulation. I still have that coin which was my ‘mother’s gift to me at ‘birth.’ that year.  Continue reading

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Russia’s presidency – the return of Putin

Russia’s presidency

The return of the man who never left

Sep 24th 2011, 12:20 by E.L.

SOME would have you believe it was the biggest question in Russian politics. Would Vladimir Putin, prime minister in 1999-2000, president to 2008 and since then prime minister, come back next year as Russia’s president? If so, the constitution (changed while he was away from the Kremlin) would allow him two consecutive six-year terms, keeping him in power until 2024, by when he will be 71.     Continue reading

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