Daily Archives: February 6, 2018

Guyana News Headlines Links – Kaieteur News – February 05-06. 2018

News – 06 February 2018

French oil giant, Total, acquires 12,000sq. km stake in Guyana basin

Stricter mechanisms needed to guide use of Natural Resource Fund- IMF

Aviation Operators reject OAI’s oppressive leasing rates, question, “What is Guyana getting?”

The crime wave of 2000s…We did not hire Roger Khan- ex-PM Hinds

Whiskey smuggling probe continues… Departmental charges recommended for cop

Venezuela obligated to accept ICJ ruling on border controversy – Foreign Affairs Minister

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America First Actually Means China First – by Dilip Hiro, Tomgram

America First Actually Means China First – Tomgram: Dilip Hiro

China: President Xi’ Jinping

He took a remarkable star turn at Davos — and, no, I don’t mean President Trump.  I was thinking about Chinese President Xi Jinping in 2017, when he claimed the title of globalist-in-chief in a highly praised speech to the world’s assembled CEOs and plutocrats.  He was then promoting a “community of shared future for mankind” versus you-know-who’s America First policies!  In the process, he won admirers galore.    Continue reading

 The US Presidents Meet Queen Elizabeth II … since 6 February 1952 – Photos

The US Presidents Meet Queen Elizabeth II

Queen Elizabeth II

Today marks the 56th year since Elizabeth II became Queen.

Elizabeth II – BornApril 21, 1926,  has been Queen of the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand since 6 February 1952. Additionally, she is Head of the Commonwealth and queen of 12 countries that have become independent since her accession.

Are you a little shocked by the pictures when it penetrates your brain as to how long she’s been around. She gives new meaning to the phrase “Long Live the Queen”.
In all, she has met 11 US Presidents, starting with Truman and ending with Obama.
The 12th will be President Trump when he makes his first official visit to London.
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WHO  ARE  WE ? – REPARATION  FOR  WHOM? – By Hubert Williams

WHO  ARE  WE ? – REPARATION  FOR  WHOM? – By Hubert Williams         

My poem “WHO  ARE  WE?” was penned  years before the Stabroek News editorial’s headline,  but its focus is overwhelmingly on reparation.

I have re-typed the original of this piece and also changed a line to refer to Obama’s presidency. There is now increasing talk about reparation, and I saw in the Barbados Sunday Sun newspaper that UWI’s Sir Hillary Beckles will be lecturing on the subject this Thursday 08 February 2018, in Barbados.    ( SEE info on The Caribbean Reparation Commission at end) Continue reading

“Theology of Junk” by Brazilian Poet Manoel de Barros

From the Rosaliene Bacchus Blog.

Three Worlds One Vision

Giant Water Lily - Victoria Amazonia - Pantanal - Mato Grosso do Sul - Brazil

Giant water lily, Victoria Amazonica – Pantanal – Mato Grosso do Sul – Center-West Brazil
Photo Credit: Andre Dib/WWF

My Poetry Corner February 2018 features the poem “Theology of Junk” (Teologia do Traste) by Brazilian poet, lawyer, and farmer Manoel de Barros (1916-2014). Born in Cuiába, Mato Grosso, he was a year old when his father decided to start a cattle ranch in Pantanal, the world’s largest wetland area, in Mato Grosso do Sul. The young Manoel grew up playing in the yard, between the pens and the “unimportant things” that would influence his poetry.

In “Manoel by Manoel,” he describes his childhood experience:

… I used to play pretending that stone
was lizard. That a can was a ship. That the sloth was a
little problematic creature and equal to a young grasshopper.
I grew up playing on the ground, among ants. Of a
childhood free and…

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