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“Struggle and Triumph: The Legacy of George Washington Carver” – Video

Black History Month – February

“Struggle and Triumph: The Legacy of George Washington Carver” – Video

Published on Jul 20, 2016

This 28-minute film explores the life of George Washington Carver. The movie features Altorro Black as the adult George Washington Carver and Tyler Black as the young Carver, narration by Sheryl Lee Ralph, and music by Bobby Horton.

Guyana- Guerrilla/gorilla warfare in the PPP – By Freddie Kissoon

Guyana- Guerrilla/gorilla warfare in the PPP – By Freddie Kissoon

Kaieteur News –  27 January 2017

Maybe there are persons in Guyana who do not know the connection of Bharrat Jagdeo to the newspaper owned by Bobby Ramroop. Kaieteur News on several occasions has openly stated that Mr. Jagdeo is co-owner of the Guyana Times. I believe he is. Mr. Jagdeo then can place any distortion or mischief or propaganda or fake news or alternative facts or personal venom in the paper.

When there appears to be a news item in the Jagdeo/Ramroop newspaper attacking the President of GAWU, Komal Chand, the poisonous statements against Chand suggested that it was a hatchet job arranged by Jagdeo and others in the PPP. The reporting was opaque. For example, the newspaper said it interviewed several workers but there were no specific descriptions – names of sugar workers, estates visited.    Continue reading

Guyana: Jagdeo slams GAWU President’s position on sugar talks with govt + Video

Jagdeo slams GAWU President’s position on sugar talks with govt

Komal Chand – GAWU

General Secretary of the opposition People’s Progressive Party (PPP), Bharrat Jagdeo on Saturday publicly rejected positive statements by the President of the Guyana Agricultural and General Workers Union (GAWU), Komal Chand about talks with President David Granger.

While Jagdeo insisted that the PPP “has no rift” with GAWU, he appeared to send a strong signal that he would not mind the now aged Chand and other union elders removed. “We will support the union there. You have a lot of good, strong, young, bright leaders of GAWU who will have a great future in building that union and keeping it relevant,” he said.     Continue reading

GUYANA – A golden opportunity to reduce poverty through agriculture

GUYANA – A golden opportunity to reduce poverty through agriculture

Honey Bee hives

There’s a new buzz in Guyana, which could help the government attain its development goals, and may boost entrepreneurship.

Known in the agricultural sector for its sugar and rice, the Government of Guyana, with support from the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB), is aiming to add honey production to the list, and in

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Sugar workers sacking politically, racially motivated- Jagdeo; President’s Office: race-baiting is PPP’s “essential plank”

Bharrat Jagdeo

Urging sacked sugar workers to get registered in the right districts to vote for the People’s Progressive Party (PPP) at the 2020 general election, Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo accused the David Granger-led administration of sending them home because of racial and political reasons.

Addressing hundreds of workers at Enterprise Community Centre, East Coast Demerara,  Jagdeo said government’s decision to make the 4,763 sugar workers redundant, which would adversely impact on at least 30,000 persons, was aimed at forcing a section of the PPP’s East Indian support base to leave Guyana.  Continue reading

Guyana and Suriname agriculture to benefit from Indonesia/Islamic Bank agreement

Guyana and Suriname agriculture to benefit from Indonesia/Islamic Bank agreement

  – By Ray Chickrie – Caribbean News Now contributor

JEDDAH, Saudi Arabia — Dr Bambang Brodjonegoro, minister of national development planning of Indonesia, and Dr Bandar Hajjar, president of the Islamic Development Bank (IsDB), recently signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) in Jeddah to promote partnership between the bank and Indonesia in the exchange of experiences as a platform of development cooperation among the bank’s member countries. Guyana and Suriname will benefit from this agreement.       Continue reading

PPP ‘changes position’, supports private investment in closed sugar estates

PPP ‘changes position’, supports private investment in closed sugar estates

The Wales Estate

PPP ‘changes position’, supports private investment in closed sugar estates

Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo said yesterday that the People’s Progressive Party (PPP) has changed its approach and will support the privatization of four estates controlled by the National  Industrial and Commercial Investments Limited (NICIL).    Continue reading

Guyana: Unions, Govt. agree to cooperate on finding solutions to sugar woes

-46 percent of workers likely to be paid full severance by month-end

President David Granger and his ministers at the critical meeting with union officials yesterday.

Unions, Govt. agree to cooperate on finding solutions to sugar woes

President David Granger and members of Cabinet yesterday met with the President and members of the Guyana Agricultural and General Workers’ Union (GAWU) and the National Association of Agricultural, Commercial and Industrial Employees (NAACIE) at the Ministry of the Presidency to discuss the future of the sugar industry.     Continue reading

January 2018 – Niagara Falls and Hudson River Freezes: What is the REAL Cause? – Video

Niagara Falls and Hudson River Freezes, Warm Air is the Cause ! … according to the Media.

Adapt 2030 – Published on Jan 8, 2018

The media is feeding record warm records and talking about heat anomalies while referencing the recent record cold across Canada and the USA that broke thousands of all time cold records dating back 100-200 years.        Continue reading

Ancestral Footprints: East Indian Indentureship – By Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

Ancestral Footprints: East Indian Indentureship – By Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

If you took a plane from JFK Air- port to Calcutta the chances are you will be tired by the time you get there. On May 5th 1838 the history of the Caribbean changed dramatically as 396 East Indians landed on the shores of British Guiana. This was no joyride and there was no time for niceties.

The journey from Calcutta to British Guiana was fraught with hardships, and like the slave ships of an earlier era there were deaths on the way. The two ships that landed were the Whitby and the Hesperus. Their cargo was to usher in a new form of slavery that changed the complexion of the colony.

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