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The Incredible Power Of Thought

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Thoughts are the windows of future. It’s the obvious reason for every success. A man is, but the product of his thoughts – what he thinks, he becomes.
Mahatma Gandhi

Our thoughts are very powerful and science is doing exciting experiments with the power of thought.

In July 2007 the Silicon Valley company Nerosky launched a device that lets you control a computer game just by using your thoughts.

Since the power of thought is a very potent form of energy that penetrates all time and space we need to be aware of what we think.

Fortunate for the human race we are able to control our thoughts. We can use our mind and practice the process of thinking. We can make ourselves think thoughts of what we want to be or have.

A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty”

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Origin and significance of Mala Beads which are sacred to Hindus – Veda Nath Mohabir

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Why the Mala Beads are Sacred for Hindus?

Veda Nath Mohabir

Indian forebears – the over one-half million Indian indentured labourers, pejoratively called “Bound Coolies” – between1838 to 1917, were carried across the oceans (Kala Pani or dark waters) holed up in ships in a journey of over three months from India with few earthly possessions. Yet, they took to the Caribbean –Trinidad & Tobago, Jamaica, the Windward Islands, St. Croix (Danish) and Guadeloupe and Martinique (French) – Belize, Surinam, French Guiana and British Guiana traditions which preserved their ultra-rich ancient heritage. One such intriguing tradition is embedded in the unassuming mala (Sanskrit: maalaa, for garland) or loosely called, ‘Hindu beads’. Thus, the mala is widely known as a garland or necklace – of 108 beads.
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When a dear friend dies – By Rosaliene Bacchus

Three Worlds One Vision

When a dear friend dies…

Wine shared to hail the New Year
turns tepid water.

Springs of poetic wisdom
lost down a sinkhole.

Summer strolls along the beach
end at the ocean’s edge.

Mementos stoke nostalgia
amid falling leaves.

Rain erases footprints carved
along pathways uncharted.

For Angela Consolo Mankiewicz

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Caribbean Life News (NY) Update – 17 March 2017

   Caribbean Life News (NY) Update – 17 March 2017  

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Exxon ups the stakes in Guyana, applies for produ­ction license

BY BERT WILKINSON | GUYANA

American oil giant Exxon­Mobil has asked Guyana’s gover­nment to approve a produ­ction license to allow it to actually start pumping oil from the seabed by late 2019, months earlier than planned offic­ials said this week.

Dynamic Int. Airways to improve service

BY TANGERINE CLARKE

Capt. Gerry Gouveia, chief execu­tive officer of Roraima Airways, Guyana, and Karen Kraus, interim chief execu­tive officer (CEO) of Green­sboro North Carolina, Dynamic Interna­tional Airways, thanked travel agents and custo­mers for staying with the carrier through turbu­lent times, and assured custo­mers that the airline is now focused on service recovery that would be seamless.

How the 19th-century flow of indentured workers shapes the Caribbean | The Economist

Of carnivals and controversy: How the 19th-century flow of indentured workers shapes the Caribbean | The Economist

WHEN Anthony Carmona, the president of Trinidad and Tobago, showed up in a Carnival parade last month wearing a head cloth, white shorts and beads like those worn by Hindu pandits, he was not expecting trouble. Nothing seems more Trinidadian than a mixed-race president joining a festival that has African and European roots. But some Hindus were outraged. “[O]ur dress code has never been associated with this foolish and self-degrading season,” huffed a priest. Trinidad’s cultures blend easily most of the time; occasionally, they strike sparks.     Continue reading

Once a Messiah, Trump Could Turn Out to Be Israel Right’s Worst Nightmare – Analysis:

Analysis: Once a Messiah, Trump Could Turn Out to Be Israel Right’s Worst Nightmare

The U.S.A. president’s cordial phone conversation with Mahmoud Abbas shows the growing influence of Sunni states, led by Saudi Arabia.

Chemi Shalev | Haaretz

You don’t have to love Donald Trump to enjoy him sometimes. Over the weekend, Trump spoke to Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas and upset – and if he didn’t, he should have upset – the entire Israeli right. A U.S.A. president who states his commitment to a “comprehensive agreement that would end the Israeli-Palestinian conflict” and who emphasizes “his personal belief that peace is possible and that the time has come to make a deal” is one who spells trouble for Jewish settlers and their champions.    Continue reading

US ECONOMY- DANGER SIGNS– Essential Insights on Time – Dave Gonigam

March 13, 2017 – 5 Minute Forecast – Essential Insights on Time – Dave Gonigam

This is getting real old, real quick…

The USA Debt Reduced by More Than $ 60-Billion Since the Inauguration of President Donald Trump

President Donald Trump

The preceding appeared Friday (March 10, 2017), at one of the more infamous websites that belong to a portion of the mediasphere that one wag labeled “InfoTrump” — a funhouse mirror image of the blinkered mainstream in which the “outsider” president can do no wrong.

Now, it’s true that if you look at the U.S. Treasury’s “Debt to the Penny” website, the national debt has declined since Trump took office.      Continue reading

The View from Europe: Responding to the coming trade disorder – By David Jessop

The View from Europe: Responding to the coming trade disorder

Published on March 11, 2017 – By David Jessop

David Jessop

  • A few days ago, an astute observer of the US political scene told me: “Watch what the new administration and Congress does, not what the president tweets. That is the secret of understanding future US policy.”

If this is correct, the Caribbean should ignore the noise and think hard about the implications of a nine-page document sent on March 1 to the US Congress by the office of the US Trade Representative (USTR). It makes clear the radical ambition of new administration.

In stark and confrontational terms, it sets out the president and his advisers’ zero-sum thinking on trade.     Continue reading

Guyana: The opposition miscalculations will hurt its visions – by GHK Lall

Eye on the Issues: The opposition miscalculations will hurt its visions

by GHK Lall – in Demerara Waves – March 12, 2017

The happenings at that recent commemoration event at Babu John made me sit up and take notice.  When I place those developments in Berbice next to the results from the Congress in Essequibo, it becomes clear that the opposition made a terrible miscalculation; in fact, several huge miscalculations for which there will be reckoning.

First, and taking the easy part early, it is widely known that the choice (“election”) for top dog seriously rankles many near and far, and within the party, too.  That was ignored and dismissed as negligible in the grand scheme of numbers and the keys it holds for electoral success.     Continue reading

The Black Mothers of America – By Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

The Black Mothers of America

By Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

Phillis Wheatley

 …No more, America, in mournful strain Of wrongs, and grievances and unredress’d. No longer shall thou dread the iron chain Which wanton Tyranny with lawless hand Had made, and with it meant t’enslave the land. Phillis Wheatley 1772

 We hear a great deal about the founding fathers of America. But how about the Black mothers of America and the role they played in shaping the destiny of the nation? Phillis Wheatley’s verses lamented the institution of slavery in America. Wheatley was an accomplished poet who wrote her memoirs and published a number of poems on a variety of subjects.

Her history is most interesting. Wheatley was born in Senegal and was captured and taken to the shores of America when she was seven years old. She was purchased by John Wheatley as a gift to his wife and they gave her the ‘Wheatley’ title.    Continue reading

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