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The Common Tongue of Our Descendants – By Joshua Hehe

The Common Tongue of Our Descendants

By Joshua Hehe – April 17, 2017 – The Futurist Files – medium.com

At the moment there are roughly seven thousand languages in use across the planet. Currently, the most prevalent language in the world is Chinese. However, this hasn’t really spread out past the borders of China, and very few people speak Chinese as a second language. Today, Spanish has more native speakers than English, but French is actually becoming more widespread. It is spoken in Canada and parts of Africa, as well as many other countries besides France.     Continue reading

Earth Day 2017: Environmental & Climate Science Literacy – By Rosaliene Bacchus

Three Worlds One Vision

Earth Day 2017 - Adopt the Planet - NASA

Saturday, April 22nd, is Earth Day 2017. The theme is: Environmental & Climate Science Literacy. The three-year campaign begins with a March for Science rally on the National Mall in Washington D.C. It will bring together scientists and supporters to demand that our leaders recognize the scientific truths across all disciplines, including climate change and other environmental issues.

“We need to build a global citizenry fluent in the concepts of climate change and aware of its unprecedented threat to our planet,” says Kathleen Rogers, President of Earth Day Network. “Environmental and climate literacy is the engine not only for creating green voters and advancing environmental and climate laws and policies but also for accelerating green technologies and jobs.”

Earth Day Network is publishing Earth Day and Teach-In toolkits online that lay out steps for holding a successful event. To learn more about Earth Day Network and March for Science…

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H.E.R.O.C. presents DEMERARA GOLD By Ingrid Griffith – Brooklyn NY – June 11, 2017

Indo-Caribbean Federation – Talent Competition – Richmond Hill NY – June 4, 2017

A Difficult but Necessary Matter of Balance

This entry has been re-blogged from the blog of one of the subscribers to Guyanese Online. It has some very interesting insights.

~Burning Woman~

 (thoughts from    ~burning woman~   by Sha’Tara)

I haven’t had much time for blogging lately, being as they say, busy.  But surprisingly, I’ve had time, perhaps too much time, to think about this world, about its overall condition and where it is heading, apparently heedless and unaware.  I know this is a judgment forming an opinion, but not once in my entire life of 70 years has my sense of where things are going ever been wrong.  It’s like a compass in my mind, something I can “see” and rely on entirely, basing my personal movements on it, knowing when to “hold and when to fold” as the song goes.

I feel massive waves of sorrow passing over me time and again, triggered by many encounters: a baby in its mother’s arms; an old man hunched over waiting to safely cross a busy street; a homeless lady holding a sign…

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Caribbean Life News Headlines – 20 April 2017

Caribbean Life News Headlines – 20 April 2017  

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Guyana studies draft petro­leum legisl­ation

BY BERT WILKINSON | GUYANA

A Guyanese bipar­tisan select parliam­entary commi­ttee is set to pore over draft petro­leum legisl­ation that would include jail time and heavy fines for locals and industry players who take bribes from oil opera­tors and will also have clauses aimed at ensuring that the country is not cheated of its resou­rces as Guyana prepares for actual oil produ­ction in late 2019-2020.

UNREST IN THE REGION

BY BERT WILKINSON | SURINAME

Street protests and labor union unrest have in recent weeks serio­usly hit two South American count­ries with very close relat­ions to the Carib­bean Commu­nity with both having much to do with decli­ning living condi­tions, crime and feelings that govern­ments are not liste­ning.

Youths: Challenges for the Future! – By Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

Youths: Challenges for the Future! – By Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

There was a time when there was no television. The radio was plugged into a battery and its programs ended at ten in the night. Daily distractions were minimal. The people were poor but they prized education as it was the passport to a better life. Books changed hands and the ‘dog ears’ were smoothened to make reading easy. There was respect for teachers as parents and the schools worked together to enforce discipline. The community celebrated success of the children.

This statement could be applied to just about any developing country where there was a constant battle to meet basic needs. In Guyana and the Caribbean, not so long ago, education standards were comparable to the best in the world. But times have changed. There is the argument that our teenagers are not as focused as they used to be and it is a cause for worry. What are some of the problems affecting the teen population and how can they be resolved?

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GCCABC 2017 Annual General Meeting -Surrey, BC – April 30, 2017

Guyanese Canadian Cultural Association of British Columbia

Subject: GCCABC 2017 Annual General Meeting

Good day!

Our Annual General Meeting is coming up just next week, and we’d like to remind you that we’d love you to attend:  We’ll be accepting nominations for President and all board positions.

  • All are welcome!  Annual Memberships – $20
  • April 30th, 2017 @ 2:00 – 4:00 pm
  • Surrey City Centre Library, Room 401
  • 10350 University Blvd.
  • Surrey, British Columbia V3T 4B8

Politics and West Indies Cricket – Commentary

Politics and West Indies Cricket

The political leadership of the Caribbean lacks the moral right to be critical of the administrators of cricket in the Caribbean. They should stay clear of getting involved in the administration of cricket. They should leave it as a private enterprise.

Politics and cricket are like oil and water. The two have never mixed well and should never be mixed. Politics will summon the death warrant for West Indies cricket, which is already half-dead, not because of the administrators of cricket, but because of the historic lack of support for cricket and the poisonous role of politics in cricket.    Continue reading

Living a Life of Balance – By Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

Living a Life of Balance – By Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

Read, dance, pray, sing, love, laugh, eat, celebrate and appreciate. And yes, you are allowed to worry because positive worry is good. We all want to be happy. We resent being thrown off our axis. Our everyday existence is a search for happiness. Our consciousness is bombarded with wants, desires, information and materialism that we often lose our sense of balance.

The world is trying to throw you off balance and events are conspiring to make your life miserable. It is time for new beginnings. The moment is ripe for a life of balance where peace of mind will help us to reach our true potential. It is simpler than it seems. The idea is to realize that material objects alone cannot bring about this balance. We need spiritual and emotional wellness to connect with our inner selves and to create the conditions for a balanced life.

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