Daily Archives: January 2, 2017

How Norman rule reshaped England … England is indelibly European- The Economist

How Norman rule reshaped England – England is indelibly European

THE Norman conquest of England, led exactly 950 years ago by William, Duke of Normandy (“the Conqueror”), was the single greatest political change England has ever seen. It was also very brutal. The Anglo-Saxon aristocracy was stripped of its assets, and many of its members suffered the humiliation of being forced to work on land they had once owned. Even today, conquest by the French is still a touchy subject in some circles.      Continue reading

New Year fireworks ‘show London is open’ – BBC News

New Year fireworks ‘show London is open’

Fireworks surrounded the London Eye during New Year celebrations
Image caption… Fireworks surrounded the London Eye during New Year celebrations

The UK has marked the start of 2017 with a spectacular firework display and a declaration that “London is open”.

Tens of thousands gathered on the banks of the Thames to watch the display immediately after Big Ben sounded its midnight chimes.

New Year events across the UK went ahead under tight security, following lorry attacks in Berlin and Nice.    Continue reading

Year 2016: Reflections – By Rosaliene Bacchus

Three Worlds One Vision

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Year 2016 began with the death of my friend and neighbor Benny on January 4. Every day, I looked out onto our desolate courtyard. Gone were the moments spent with Benny, his wife, and their nature-loving daughter.

I wasn’t alone in my grief. In the Middle East where our endless wars of terror ground on without mercy, death was everywhere. No family was spared. Collective grief saturated the air. Wailing mothers shattered the light. Traumatized orphaned children roamed the rubble of a stolen future.

How many more people must lose their homes, their livelihoods, and their loved ones for our freedom, comfort, and security? What are the consequences for the pain we inflict with impunity on women, children, and other civilians? Where is our moral compass?

The disintegration of my son’s marriage came two days after the news of Benny’s death. After my emotional struggle to let go of my…

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Guyana: Proposals floated to sell off several sugar estates – talks begin

Guyana: Proposals floated to sell off several sugar estates, shed non-core operations

Proposals to sell off a number of estates of the bankrupt state-owned Guyana Sugar Corporation and shed non-core operations like drainage and health services were Saturday shared with the unions and the opposition People’s Progressive Party Civic (PPPC).       Continue reading

Guyana- President Granger’s New Year Message – video

GINA logoGuyana- President Granger’s New Year Message – video

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