Daily Archives: January 9, 2017

Caribbean Life News Update – 08 January 2016

Caribbean Life News Update – 08 January 2016   Caribbean Life

PASSPORT SCHEME IN SPOTL­IGHT

BY BERT WILKINSON | CARIBBEAN

The larger Carib­bean trade group count­ries such as Guyana, Suriname, Jamaica and Trinidad have so far kept their distance from the scheme but a new light is now being shone on the cash for passport and citize­nship program which has been embraced by several nations in the Eastern Carib­bean Sub Grouping follo­wing the airing of a piece on CBS’s 60 Minutes Program last Sunday.

Trave­llers leaving Guyana face new fee

BY TANGERINE CLARKE | CARIBBEAN

After enjoying the festive season with family and friends in their homeland, thous­ands of Guyanese passe­ngers were slapped with an increase in Depar­ture Tax, named a Security Depar­ture fee of GYD$1000 (USD$5.00), leaving Cheddi Jagan Interna­tional Airport (CJIA) on January 1, 2017 when the measure went into effect.

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Passage from Warrior of the Light: A Manual by Paulo Coelho – By Rosaliene Bacchus

Three Worlds One Vision

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My Poetry Corner January 2017 features a passage from Warrior of the Light: A Manual by Brazilian lyricist and novelist, Paulo Coelho, born in 1947 in Rio de Janeiro, Southeast Brazil. While Coelho’s background as a songwriter endows his prose with an engaging lyricism, the featured work is not a poem.

Warrior of the Light: A Manual, published in 1997, is written in the form of short philosophical passages. Drawing on his own life experiences and ancient Eastern wisdom, Coelho invites each one of us to become a Warrior of the Light: someone capable of understanding the miracle of life, of fighting to the last for something he believes in.

This is not a normal year. We must prepare ourselves to enter the battlefield to defend our civil and human rights under threat.

Every Warrior of the light has felt afraid of going into battle.

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Guyana 411 – January 7, 2017 – Focus on Health Services – video

GINA logoGuyana 411 – January 7, 2017 – Focus on Health Services

President Obama … Could Speak Softly and Carry a BIG STICK – By Derek Chollet | Politico

President Obama Is A World Leader That Could Speak Softly and Carry a BIG STICK

President Obama’s Red Line, Revisited

The offhand remark spurred a massive success in Syria. So, why does the foreign policy establishment consider it a failure?

By Derek Chollet | PoliticoOpinion - commentary -analysisOn the last Saturday of August 2013, Labor Day weekend, the United States was once again about to go to war in the Middle East.

Less than two weeks earlier, in the middle of the night on August 21, the Syrian military had attacked rebel-controlled areas of the Damascus suburbs with chemical weapons, killing nearly 1,500 civilians, including more than 400 children. Horrific video footage showing people with twisted bodies sprawled on hospital floors, some twitching and foaming at the mouth after being exposed to sarin gas, had ricocheted around the world. This brazen assault had clearly crossed the “red line” that President Barack Obama had enunciated a year earlier — that if Assad used chemical weapons, it would warrant U.S.A. military action.   Continue reading

Guyana– Latest News from various sources – January 8, 2017

Guyana: LATEST NEWS –08 January 2017 – Kaieteur News… (see links to other news sources below) 

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