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Guyana Elections: PPP/C Kitty Rally on 29 March 2015 – 3 articles

PPP/C Kitty Rally…Party promises Specialty Hospital, Amaila Falls Hydro, ICT park, improved UG

Pres. Ramotar - Kitty Meeting

Pres. Ramotar – Kitty Meeting

FULL STORY | |- only scamps and criminals change their names – Pres. Ramotar

Attractive election promises and wounding criticisms of the Opposition characterized the presentations delivered to a massive crowd yesterday during the political rally of… […]

Rohee plans to bury APNU+AFC

FULL STORY | | By Abena Rockcliffe

General Secretary of the People’s Progressive Party (PPP), Clement Rohee, yesterday told thousands who gathered in Kitty for a political rally that his Party will bury the A Partnership for National Unity and Alliance for… […]

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Buxton-Friendship Express Newsletter – March 2015

Buxton-Friendship Express Newsletter – March 2015

MARCH – It is Women’s History Month. We take this opportunity to salute the courageous women of Buxton who helped in shaping our proud history.

Our March 2015 Buxton Express newsletter is now available. You may download the attached copy, or click on the following link to access it:

http://buxtonguyana.net/Buxton-FriendshipExpress2015-03.pdf

Happy Easter!

Best regards,

Lorna Campbell. Chief Editor,

Buxton-Friendship Express
buxtonexpress@aol.com

Your US-Brazil Trade Assist: Doing Business with Brazil

Originally posted on Three Worlds One Vision:

USA Trade with Brazil 2005-2014

USA Trade with Brazil 2005-2014
Source: Your US-Brazil Trade Assist

Finally…I have completed my yearly three-month project of updating my website featuring Your US-Brazil Trade Assist. For the most part, it’s tedious work—checking for broken links—but important for providing users with useful and current information.

Based on the US International Trade in Goods and Services January 2015, published on March 6 by the US Census Bureau, the above chart shows US trade with Brazil over the last ten years. Brazil is America’s ninth largest trade partner with total trade (imports and exports) in goods and services valued at US$72.8 billion, representing 1.8 percent of US trade with all countries. America’s top three trading partners are Canada (16.6%), China (14.9%), and Mexico (13.5%). As is evident in the chart, since 2008 US exports to Brazil far exceed its imports. Given Brazil’s weak economy, the contraction in exports in 2014…

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Guyana Elections: I Fear for Vanessa Kissoon’s life – By Dr. David Hinds

I Fear for Vanessa Kissoon’s life

Dr. David Hinds

Dr. David Hinds

By Dr. David Hinds

I write in solidarity with Vanessa Kissoon. This young woman has been bearing too much on her own. I have hesitated in the past to say anything about her travails because I did not want to become embroiled in the affairs of a party to which I do not belong. And I still don’t.  From my estimation Ms. Kissoon is of the political type that elites would rather not have around. She is working class, fearless, independent and most of all driven by an instinct for resistance not as a convenient tool but as a way of political life. I am sure she, like all of us, she has not always conducted herself in the most disciplined manner.

According to news reports Ms. Kissoon heckled at a recent PPP meeting in Linden. The newspapers originally reported that she was subsequently arrested. The public only leaned that this was not true when Ms. Kissoon wrote to the media. We then read in the media that she may still be charged. The PPP media also reported that Ms. Kissoon’s party has condemned her behavior. Her party has not denied this report.   Continue reading

Two Americas – And the mini-mart where they collided- Anand Giridharadas – TED video

Anand Giridharadas: A tale of two Americas. And the mini-mart where they collided

Ten days after 9/11, a shocking attack at a Texas mini-mart shattered the lives of two men: the victim and the attacker. In this stunning talk, Anand Giridharadas, author of “The True American,” tells the story of what happened next. It’s a parable about the two paths an American life can take, and a powerful call for reconciliation.    [Interactive Transcript] 

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Water is the next big commodity Guyana needs to take advantage of – Stanley Ming

Water is the next big commodity Guyana needs to take advantage of – Stanley Ming

March 26, 2015 | By KNews | By Nicholas Peters

Stanley Ming

Stanley Ming

Guyana should look at how it will position itself so that it can take advantage of the impending “water market” as water will be the next big commodity on the global market, says prominent businessman and retired politician Stanley Ming.

His statement was made at the presentation of a conceptual proposal to media operatives, entitled “An Overview of Options and Opportunities (O3) for National Development”. The proposal is a strategic plan composed by Ming, Supriya Singh, Dr Eric Phillips and Major General (retd) Joseph Singh. Ming believes, if implemented, the proposal can serve as a roadmap that will drastically transform the country’s economy and infrastructure for the better by 2030.   Continue reading

The new Russian presence in the Caribbean – By David Jessop – Commentary

 The new Russian presence in the Caribbean – The View from Europe: 
Published on March 28, 2015  –  By David Jessop – Commentary
Over the last five years Russian interest in the Caribbean has been growing steadily; so that today Moscow’s diplomatic profile and its economic presence in a number of Caribbean nations is now stronger than at any time since the end of the Cold War.

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David Jessop 

Russia also appears to see the region as possessing a similar world view, one in which it can demonstrate its desire to counterbalance what it regards as US exceptionalism; where the restoration of its special relationship with a changing Cuba will be strategically significant; and where interesting numerical possibilities exist for voting at the UN and in other international fora.
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Shit White Feminists Need To Stop Doing

Originally posted on The Belle Jar:

I’m a white feminist, and let me tell you something: white feminism* is pretty bullshit. It’s exclusive, oppressive, and serves to further marginalize the people who are most impacted by misogyny. Unfortunately, white feminism is also the western status quo of feminism, meaning that white feminists have the biggest platforms, have increased access to resources and media, and are generally considered to be The Voice of Feminism. In theory, someone truly interested in equality would use these assets to amplify the voices of women of colour. In practice, white supremacy is a real thing and white feminists often seem to forget that their white privilege makes it easy as hell to trample over women of colour as they work to dismantle the patriarchy.

So, in honour of International Women’s Day, here is a non-exhaustive list of Shit White Feminists Need to Stop Doing:

1. Believing Their Experiences of Marginalization Are…

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Guyana: Capitol TV News Videos – 27 March 2015

Guyana: Capitol TV News Videos – 27 March 2015

  • Housing key for APNU/AFC Coalition
  • School girl may have been victim of violent assault
  • Rice farmers to be encouraged to vote for change
  • Crum-Ewing’s Mother will not rest until she gets justice for son’s murder
  • Show me the President asks opposition
  • Ms St Joseph’s Pageant on this Saturday March 28
  • A Look at the Courts
  • Sports

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Housing key for APNU/AFC Coalition

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Crum-Ewing was more a nuisance than a threat – President Ramotar

Crum-Ewing was more a nuisance than a threat – President Ramotar

MARCH 25, 2015 | BY |
Pres. Donald Ramotar

Pres. Donald Ramotar

Even as the police investigations drag on into the murder of Courtney Crum-Ewing, President Donald Ramotar has described the slain anti-government protestor as nothing but a nuisance.

The Guyanese leader while addressing a West Berbice Chamber of Commerce meeting last Saturday dismissed suggestions that Crum-Ewing was assassinated, claiming that his (Ramotar’s) party, the People’s Progressive Party/Civic had nothing to gain from the killing.

“He was no threat to the PPP…he was no threat to the government…he was a nuisance value more than anything else. He was spreading a lot of racist talk on his Facebook, and all kind of things of that nature he was doing,” Ramotar told the Berbice business community. Continue reading

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