Daily Archives: March 13, 2017

The Netherlands: Moving away from Globalization – By Afshin Molavi

The Netherlands was once a liberal force for globalization. Has the country lost its way?

By Afshin Molavi Global Opinions  – March 12 at 8:08 AM

Photo: Geert Wilders, leader of the Party for Freedom, in Schiphol, Netherlands, last year. (Michael Kooren/Reuters)

AMSTERDAM — Tucked away in a side street across from a hip clothing store, a Surinamese restaurant and a marijuana shop selling bongs and cannabis-infused tea, a monument to our global, interconnected economy and our modern way of life is largely ignored by passing tourists, students and locals. It’s no exaggeration to say that modern market capitalism was born on this spot on this month, exactly 415 years ago, when a trading company known as the Verenigde Oostindische Compagnie — the United East India Company — was born.      Continue reading

Walk With Me on Camp Street, Georgetown, Guyana – video

Walk With Me on Camp Street, Georgetown, Guyana

Raphael  – Published on Feb 26, 2017
Exploring Upper Camp Street Georgetown Guyana. Note briefly that the new building being constructed on Camp Street are all privately owned, including the building that houses the Guyana Revenue Authority. Somebody is making a killing in rental income from Guyanese tax payers for renting that building to the GRA.

What Biracial People Know – By Moises Velasquez-Manoff

What Biracial People Know – benefits of diversity

By MOISES VELASQUEZ-MANOFF – CONTRIBUTING OP-ED WRITER
– NEW YORK TIMES
The research on the benefits of diversity does not bode well for our mostly white, mostly male administration of President Donald Trump.

The View from Europe: Responding to the coming trade disorder – By David Jessop

The View from Europe: Responding to the coming trade disorder

Published on March 11, 2017 – By David Jessop

David Jessop

  • A few days ago, an astute observer of the US political scene told me: “Watch what the new administration and Congress does, not what the president tweets. That is the secret of understanding future US policy.”

If this is correct, the Caribbean should ignore the noise and think hard about the implications of a nine-page document sent on March 1 to the US Congress by the office of the US Trade Representative (USTR). It makes clear the radical ambition of new administration.

In stark and confrontational terms, it sets out the president and his advisers’ zero-sum thinking on trade.     Continue reading

Guyana Cultural Association of Montréal – Annual Tea Party – May 7, 2017

Download Flyer: Guyana Cultural Association of Montréal – Tea Party

Guyana: The opposition miscalculations will hurt its visions – by GHK Lall

Eye on the Issues: The opposition miscalculations will hurt its visions

by GHK Lall – in Demerara Waves – March 12, 2017

The happenings at that recent commemoration event at Babu John made me sit up and take notice.  When I place those developments in Berbice next to the results from the Congress in Essequibo, it becomes clear that the opposition made a terrible miscalculation; in fact, several huge miscalculations for which there will be reckoning.

First, and taking the easy part early, it is widely known that the choice (“election”) for top dog seriously rankles many near and far, and within the party, too.  That was ignored and dismissed as negligible in the grand scheme of numbers and the keys it holds for electoral success.     Continue reading

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