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Guyana: A Voice from the Diaspora – By Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

A Voice from the Diaspora – By Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

University of Guyana

This is an excerpt from my presentation at the Diaspora Conference in Guyana. The Conference was sponsored by the University of Guyana.

Thank you Mr. Chairman. Your Excellency, the President of Guyana, our esteemed Vice Chancellor, members of the Diplomatic Corp, UG staff and students, members of the media and friends all. Welcome to this historic Conference.

Please allow me to recognize the role of the media and in particular my good friend Mr. Mohamed Alim Hassim from ‘The West Indian’ in New York. Alim has not only publicized this Conference for free but has traveled to Guyana to cover it for the readers and he is here. Thank you, Alim.     Continue reading

Donald Trump Is a Lame-Duck President – David A. Graham | The Atlantic

Donald Trump Is a Lame-Duck President

President Donald Trump

Just seven months into his presidency, Trump appears to have achieved a status usually reserved for the final months of a term.

David A. Graham | The Atlantic

In many ways, the Trump presidency never got off the ground: The president’s legislative agenda is going nowhere, his relations with foreign leaders are frayed, and his approval rating with the American people never enjoyed the honeymoon period most newly elected presidents do. Pundits who are sympathetic toward, or even neutral on, the president keep hoping that the next personnel move — the appointment of White House Chief of Staff John Kelly, say, or the long-rumored-but-never-delivered departure of Steve Bannon [even Bannon’s exit didn’t change anything] — will finally get the White House in gear.      Continue reading

Barbados: The Harsh Truth Behind the Symbolism of an Emancipation Statue

Barbados Underground

Mohammed Degia

A few weeks ago, Barbadians erupted in nationalistic pride when a tweet from African American racial justice activist, Samuel Sinyangwe, about the Emancipation statue in Barbados went viral. Sinyangwe was in Barbados and posted two pictures of the statue commenting that he had never seen anything like it in America, this type of monument displayed prominently and designed specifically to symbolise the breaking of chains and the power of black liberation. In his series of tweets, Sinyangwe stated that the story of abolition in America is whitewashed, celebrating people who fought to keep black people enslaved and erasing the efforts of black people who dared to resist. He concluded that “the fact that the conversation in the USA is about keeping/ taking down pro-slavery monuments, not building anti-slavery monuments, speaks volumes”.

The tweet attracted significant attention with many people posting similar monuments from around the world…

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Charlottesville reveals America the Real versus America the Ideal – By Yvonne Sam

Charlottesville reveals America the Real versus America the Ideal

By Yvonne Sam

America’s historic embrace of the Confederate flag is indicative of a collective failure to eradicate white supremacy as an ideology, and is in great part contributory to the recent attack in Charlottesville.  

The violence that erupted at the Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville, Virginia last Saturday can clearly be seen as a wake –up call for America, especially those who repeatedly avow that the world has changed and America is a post-racial society.  Despite the absence of white robes, nooses and burning crosses, the largest organized gathering of armored and armed white supremacists in almost a generation in aptly named Emancipation Park confirmed that the terrible red record of racism in the southern United States is no longer a thing of the past.     Continue reading

Guyana News Headlines Links – Kaieteur News – August 18-19, 2017

News – 19 August 2017

Book Review:  Mahathi’s “Hare Krishna”- by Leonard Dabydeen

Book Review:  Mahathi’s “Hare Krishna”- by Leonard Dabydeen

Author: Mahathi – Book: Hare Krishna

Mahathi

Mahathi is the author’s pen name. His true name is Mydavolu Venkatasesha Sathyanarayana.

Publisher: Prowess Publishing, May 2, 2017   Pages (Print Length) Paperback 402 pages

ASIN B071VDC76Y

ISBN  978 161 813 284   Kindle  Paperback.  See Availability below

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Read more: Book Review – Mahathi’s Hare Krishna – by Leonard Dabydeen

Construction of new Demerara River Bridge at Houston to begin next year

Construction of new Demerara River Bridge at Houston to begin next year

Aug 19, 2017  – Kaieteur News

The present Demerara Harbour Bridge opened 02 July 1978

Construction on the long-awaited new Demerara River Bridge, to ease the pressure on the Harbour Bridge, is expected to begin next year, government says.

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The Government of Guyana said it is moving along with its plan to construct a new Demerara River Bridge and will soon commence the process of pre-qualifying contractors for the project.

Through the Ministry of Public Infrastructure, contractors will be pre-qualified for the finance, design, building, and maintenance components of the structure. These works will be procured through public tendering, with a restricted number of bidders.   Continue reading

Iran Will Be Trump’s Nemesis – M K Bhadrakumar | Indian Punchline

Iran Will Be Trump’s Nemesis – M K Bhadrakumar | Indian Punchline

The White House readout of USA President Donald Trump’s phone call to Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday highlighted that the latter “thanked” Trump for his “strong leadership uniting the world against the North Korean menace.”

Modi must be the only world leader who has given such fulsome praise to Trump for his performance vis-a-vis North Korea. And, Trump naturally felt elated.

In reality, though, it wasn’t particularly difficult for Modi to say such a strange thing, because India has no role to play in resolving the North Korea problem.        Continue reading

Nations rise, dominate, then fall – By Freddie Kissoon

Nations rise, dominate, then fall – By Freddie Kissoon

The End of the Age of America

I did two columns before on the similarities between the rise of Trump and Hitler. Please see the following; Saturday, April, 8, 2017, “Hitler and now Trump shows how nonexistent is the human mind,” and Sunday, September 13, 2015, “A new book on Hitler that reminds one vividly of Donald Trump.” With the bizarre emanations of President Trump on the violence created by white supremacists last week, it is time again to look back at Trump and that uncanny similarity with the rise of Adolf Hitler.

There is nothing this columnist can add to a huge ocean of literature on the reason why great nations fall. “The Rise and Fall of the Great Powers” by Paul Kennedy, is perhaps required reading in an advanced course in International Relations in most universities. Kennedy’s book may be breathtaking, but he is not alone in predicting why great countries rise up to dominate the world then become ordinary lands.      Continue reading

Cuso Guyana – E-volunteering  in Guyana and Projects in Guyana -videos

Guyanese Online has created a website for Cuso International – Guyana.

cuso-logoThe website  highlights the past an present projects of Cuso in Guyana. It also advertises the requirement for volunteers in present and future projects. Here is the List of entries on the Cuso Guyana sitehttps://cusoguyana.wordpress.com

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