Monthly Archives: October 2012

Guyanese Online Blog Entries – October 2012

Guyanese Online Blog Entries – October 2012

A full list of the 130 entries entered in October 2012 – Download List

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  1. Head of TSU sees need for ‘softer hand’ in protest situations
  2. Learning Foundation for Agricola being established
  3. Beauty and the Beak – video
  4. Protection of Canadian National was not necessary, says Crime Chief Seelall Persaud
  5. Axe FEMA, Romney Says – as Hurricane Sandy Looms
  6. Back to School: A Tribute to Our Past GT Teachers
  7. Online crowd funding works for Grenada school
  8. DISABILITY NOT AN INABILITY
  9. U.S. Elections: Your Vote Counts
  10. UB40 – 100 music videos – continuous play   Continue reading

Head of TSU sees need for ‘softer hand’ in protest situations

Head of TSU sees need for ‘softer hand’ when responding to protest situations

October 29, 2012. Georgetown Guyana –  Capitol News Video

The Head of the Tactical Services Unit Senior Superintendent Lyndon Alves believes there is the need for some changes to the way the TSU and its riot squad respond to situations that could be considered hostile, situations like protests. He told the Linden Commission of Inquiry that the there is need for a softer hand when responding to situations like the protests which took place in Linden on July 18th.
Alves said in the future there should also be more mediation.

The Linden Commission of Inquiry is also expected to make recommendations about the operations of the Guyana Police Force in wake of the incident on July 18 that resulted in 3 people being shot dead and over 2 dozen others being injured.

Learning Foundation for Agricola being established

Shaquille Grant’s mother working with police, businesses to set up learning foundation

Even as a city magistrate gave police more time to locate two other policemen accused of murdering Agricolan 17-year old Shaquille Grant, his mother is working with Guyanese police to set up a foundation in his name.

Shonette Adams is getting help from the police and the business community to provide blackboards and other necessities. Along with those, she will be joining hands with teachers and other educators to impart knowledge and skills to Agricolan youths.

When Constable Terrence Wallace appeared before Chief Magistrate, Priya Sewnarine-Beharry on Monday for a status hearing, Grant’s mother and others this time around did not stage any protests unlike the last occasion when police cordoned off the block.  [more]

Beauty and the Beak – video

Beauty and the Beak – video

The Bald Eagle Beauty’s beak was shot off in Alaska leaving her unable to feed herself. Birds of Prey NW is fitting her with a prosthetic beak. She cannot be released into the wild but will serve as an educational bird showing that human compassion can undue human cruelty. Please visit our website at http://www.birdsofpreynorthwest.org/

— Guyanese Online Post 2040

Protection of Canadian National was not necessary, says Crime Chief Seelall Persaud

Protection of Canadian National was not necessary, says Crime Chief Seelall Persaud

The Guyana Police Force did not see a need to provide any protection or security for the Canadian national who was shot to the buttocks during that execution-styled gunning down of Ricardo Rodrigues and hospitalised. According to Crime Chief, Seelall Persaud, the police did not see that as necessary. The Canadian National died mysteriously in the Georgetown hospital On Friday morning, (October 26, 2012.)      [Read more: Protection of Canadian National was not necessary]

Mystery surrounds Canadian’s death 

OCTOBER 29, 2012 | FILED UNDER NEWS         Continue reading

Axe FEMA, Romney Says – as Hurricane Sandy Looms

Axe FEMA, Romney Says – as Hurricane Sandy Looms

Monday, 29 October 2012 13:38 By Jeff Fecke, Care2 | News Analysis

Hurricane Sandy threatens to be one of the most devastating storms ever to strike the United States. But if Mitt Romney were president, disaster relief would be up to the states.

Stands behind “disband FEMA” comment

The Romney campaign said early Monday morning that Romney stood behind a statement first made during a 2011 Republican debate, in which Romney said that the Federal Emergency Management Agency should be disbanded, and its powers either privatized or given to the states.           Continue reading

Back to School: A Tribute to Our Past GT Teachers

Back to School: A Tribute to Our Past GT Teachers

By: Lear Matthews

As another school year commences and we celebrate World Teachers Day on October 5th, memories of our own school days emerge. Drawing from this years’ UN slogan: “Take a stand for Teachers”, our readers were asked to reminisce about former teachers in the home country.  Some Guyanese responses are presented below and we invite others to “reach back”.

CW:  Ms. Doris Williams, who taught me at Dolphin Government School, delivered her lessons with profound passion, an attribute which was passed on to her students.  She influenced my life in that if I am “bright”, she is the person most responsible person for that brilliance and because of her I have carried myself in a professional manner throughout my life.  I still remember and think about her from time to time.  In High School, it was Mr. Knights.   Continue reading

Online crowd funding works for Grenada school

Online crowd funding works for Grenada school

A Grenada Goat Dairy school project exceeds its US$55,000 goal through crowd funding website.

ST GEORGE’S, Grenada, Thursday, October 25, 2012 – A Grenadian not-for-profit has become a model for Caribbean entrepreneurs and other start-ups to follow as it has successfully used online crowdfunding to raise money for a school project.

The Grenada Goat Dairy recently announced that its campaign to fund its collaboration with The St. Patrick Anglican School, exceeded its goal of US$55,000 by earning US$63,160 through the innovative crowd funding website, http://www.Kickstarter.com.            Continue reading

DISABILITY NOT AN INABILITY

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Monty Alexander – Love & Happiness

DISABILITY NOT AN INABILITY

By  EWALT AINSWORTH                             10 20 2012

Gt communicologist and bloggist  Ewalt  (Waltie) Ainsworth has said that his disability  is not an in-ability;  it is his morality and plurality in a diverse society that has kept him going.

Waltie observed that “what man has done man can do.”  He only has light perception and uses a cane to ambulate.  He maintains his keen sense of humor and a knack for tantalize and remembering fropuscatious encounters in rural and rustic provinces.  Waltie is also a story teller of magnanimous proportions.  Last Friday night he spoke at an August gathering for UPPER LEVEL men in his Hampton hometown.    

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US Elections: Your vote counts – by Rosaliene Bacchus

Another interesting entry from Rosaliene Bacchus. Check out her other blog entries.

Three Worlds One Vision

This is the second U.S. presidential election that grabbed my attention. Election 2008 was magical: the possibility of America’s first female or black president. Four years later, the magic is gone. Many promises for change remain unfulfilled. Middle Class America floundered while our elected representatives failed to work together for our interests. A vocal minority group of extreme religious conservatives launched a war against women’s rights. Using their vast wealth and new status of personhood, big corporations have compromised a faction of our officials and can now finance candidates for public office.

The U.S. electoral system is so complex and costly that there is no level playing field for all participants. We have more than ten political parties, yet only the Democratic and Republican parties enjoy prominence. Third Party and Independent candidates lack the financial clout and coverage by mainstream media to appear in the national polls. Without the…

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