Daily Archives: September 29, 2017

Electric Or No Electric – from the EV Takeover Blog

This entry is from the blog of one of the followers of the Guyanese Online Blog.

MAHATMA GANDHI ‘S INFLUENCE IN GUYANA – by Ramnarine Sahadeo

MAHATMA’S INFLUENCE IN GUYANA

by Ramnarine Sahadeo

Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi was the leader of the Indian independence movement against British rule. Wikipedia

Mohandas K. Gandhi

Born: October 2, 1869, Porbandar, IndiaAssassinated: January 30, 1948, New Delhi, India.

Mohandas K. Gandhi was born in Asia, educated in Europe, and matured in Africa but never touched the soil of the Americas yet his influence was global and it would be a dim perception to conclude that his life and message was restricted to a few continents.

His impression on the USA is indelible. President Barack Obama stated in India in 2010 that he would not have been President had it not been for Gandhi and the message he shared with America and the rest of the world.

Martin Luther King who also lived and learnt in India stated in 1955 “Christ gave us the goals…Gandhi gave us the tactics…he influenced my life in terms of action more than anybody”. Cesar Chavez used non-violence strategy to protest the exploitation of California farm workers and showed patience when he stated the rich have money but we have time.      Continue reading

GUYANA: COUNTRY FIRST – By Prime Minister Moses Nagamootoo

COUNTRY FIRST

OCTOBER 3 will mark 118 years of the Tribunal Award on the boundary between Guyana and Venezuela. The Award is binding under an international Treaty “as a full, perfect and final settlement of all the questions referred to the Arbitrators.”

The Arbitration Tribunal was appointed to determine the boundary-line between the then colony of British Guiana and the United States of Venezuela. It comprised five eminent international jurists.

One of the issues they had to examine was which country occupied what portion of land, undisturbed and exclusively, over many years. The Treaty refers to this criterion as “adverse holding or title by prescription.” The findings were binding on all parties.    Read more

Guyana’s President invites expatriates to invest for development

Guyana prez invites expats to invest for development

President David Granger

President David Granger told Guyanese at a meet and greet reception on Sept. 22, that Guyana needs ‘brains not barrels” and called on expatriates to investment in the development of their homeland, during an address at the midtown New York Princeton Club.

“We welcome your investments. We need your intellectual capital, with your help, we could become an important manufacturing country and not simply exporters of raw materials,” Granger told a packed audience of professionals, dignitaries and diplomats.      Continue reading

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