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Making America Great Again? – By Rosaliene Bacchus

Originally posted on Three Worlds One Vision:

USA Map showing Poverty Rate for Total Population by County 2013

Map of USA showing Poverty Rate for Total Population by County 2013
Source: The Washington Post

Here in the United States, there is a presidential candidate, a businessman-turned-politician, who is leading the polls for his political party. I prefer not to name him; he feeds on media coverage, good or bad. I’ll call him PC. The slogan of his campaign is “Make America Great Again.”

PC promises to resolve the problem of illegal immigrants living in the USA. In his estimation, most of the illegal immigrants from Mexico are criminals. For readers who don’t already know, his solution is to build a wall along our border with Mexico and have the Mexican government pay for it, because they are making lots of money doing business with the U.S. Will building a wall to shut us in from Mexico and the rest of Central America make us great again?

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Freer US Travel to Cuba poses a Challenge – By David Jessop

Freer US Travel to Cuba poses a Challenge

Published on Aug 27 2015 – By David Jessop

cuba

Havana – Cuba

News Americas, LONDON, England, Fri. Aug. 28, 2015: According to the North American trade publication, Travel Weekly, US tourism to Cuba is now growing at such pace that the country is experiencing a shortage of both highly trained Cuban professional guides and non-Cuban certified tour directors to accompany the tours that US Treasury regulations require almost all US visitors to take.

It is just one indication of a situation that as this year goes on may change, if as seems likely the US Administration allows its citizens to travel to Cuba on an individual basis.  Continue reading

Georgetown to become ‘green city’ – set for grand return to glory as the famed ‘garden city’

Georgetown has been known as the Caribbean’s “Garden City” since the 19th century (Ian Brierley/caribbeanbeat photo)

Georgetown has been known as the Caribbean’s “Garden City” since the 19th century (Ian Brierley/caribbeanbeat photo)

Georgetown to become ‘green city’ – set for grand return to glory as the famed ‘garden city’

The patriotic passion of President David Granger has kick-started a ‘clean up the city’ drive, a day after he took office in May, and that ‘clean up’ drive has spread throughout Guyana

The patriotic passion of President David Granger has kick-started a ‘clean up the city’ drive, a day after he took office in May, and that ‘clean up’ drive has spread throughout Guyana.

Following a meeting with President David Granger this past week over his ‘Green’ vision for Guyana, the Mayor and City Council (M&CC) has not only embarked on the restoration of the renowned “Garden City,” but is doing this within an eco-friendly, green-environment framework.   Continue reading

GUYANA – Central Georgetown on a Sunny Day – photos

City Hall - Georgetown-Guyana

City Hall – Georgetown-Guyana

GUYANA: Central Georgetown on a Sunny Day

 Have a nice day!  Today we took our camera to the roof of the Hand in Hand Building to get a never before seen look at central Georgetown on a sunny day. Photos by Alva Solomon.
A view of City Hall. The edifice has been deemed one of the more Gothic sights in terms of architecture in Georgetown. The building is featured in many mediums locally and internationally as being very picturesque . The building itself has been through a tough period in recent years and the previous and current administration have announced plans to carry out critical rehabilitation works on the structure which was built in 1889.

Festival of Flowers Guyana – Brickdam Cathedral – 100th Anniversary [Photos]

Festival of Flowers Guyana – Brickdam Cathedral – 100th Anniversary [Photos] 

By realadmin / Published on Monday, 17 Aug 2015 20:23 PM /

The Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Brickdam is holding a “Festival of Flowers” which begins today , Monday August 17 and will be running for two days. The festival is part of the cathedral’s 100 year anniversary since it was founded.

A number of individuals and entities have erected varying creations which will be on display at the cathedral for the curious visitor. The exhibition runs from 9:30 am until 5:30 pm daily. Photos By Alva Solomon

These glowing creations at the "Lady Altar" have illuminated this corner of the cathedral.

These glowing creations at the “Lady Altar” have illuminated this corner of the cathedral.

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Amazing Spaces Conversion: Double Decker Bus to Recreational Vehicle (RV)

Amazing Spaces Conversion: Double Decker Bus to RV

From the British TV show on the BBC called Amazing Spaces – Published on Jul 23, 2014.  Some comments below:    

I am amazed. All my life I was thinking that I had to buy a piece of land, and build a house. I´m no spring chicken, and the dream was appears to be farther and farther out of grasp, and that has made me depressed. Then I saw this video- now I am excited! I can definitely afford a project like this, and the idea of having my house on wheels makes me happy. Now I´m in Portugal, shopping for busses.

China’s World’s Longest And Highest Glass-Bottom Bridge

China‘s World’s Longest And Highest Glass-Bottom Bridge
A bridge too far? China set to open the most terrifying walkway in the world, stretching a quarter-of-a-mile across a canyon at a dizzying height of 980ft … and it’s made of GLASS
  • The Zhangjiajie skywalk is set to open in July 2015 hovering over a 980ft drop
If you are terrified of heights you would be advised to stay well away from China ‘s latest attraction.
The Zhangjiajie Grand Canyon skywalk will hover over a nail-biting 980ft drop and is set to smash records to be the world’s longest and highest glass-bottomed bridge.
The dizzying footbridge, which spans between two cliffs in the national park of Zhangjiajie , will be open to brave tourists in July 2015.
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Video Tour of the new One World Trade Center – New York

The One World Trade Center tower is seen in this picture taken from the 57th floor of the soon to be opened 4 World Trade Center tower in New York during a press tour, November 8, 2013. REUTERS/Mike Segar

The One World Trade Center tower

Video Tour of the new One World Trade Center – New York

This is Spectacular !

Very … Very … Interesting … To see this building is fascinating ….

NEW YORK | Nearly 14 years after the collapse of the twin towers, the new One World Trade Center tower opened to the public on 29 May 2015.

The opening of the observation platform at the top of One World Trade Center was undoubtedly the most anticipated event this spring in New York. The tower 1776 feet high (in homage to the year of American independence) is the highest in the Western Hemisphere.  Continue reading

Georgetown today… What a transformation! –and people couldn’t help but notice

Georgetown today… What a transformation! –and people couldn’t help but notice

 AS widespread clean-up of the city of Georgetown continues, several stakeholders on Tuesday joined hearts and hands in a concerted effort to transform and beautify the landscape of the Public Buildings and its environs, preparing it for the first sitting of the National Assembly under the newly elected APNU+AFC Government.

The Guyana Chronicle sought comments from the proverbial man-in-the-street, and got the following reactions from citizens on how they feel about the initiative.   [See comments below]

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Guyana: Capitol TV News Videos – 04 June 2015

Capitol TV logoGuyana: Capitol TV News Videos – 04 June 2015

  • New Parliament convenes next Wednesday
  • OAS tells PPP to accept elections results and move on
  • State media faces shift in management
  • Some former gov’t officials still using diplomatic passports
  • Activist Ramon Gaskin encouraged by move to purge corruption from private sector
  • Controversial figure Manu Durant executed
  • Sports

Click links below to view the TV News videos:  Continue reading

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