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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

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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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Let’s use certain four letter words more often – by Francis Quamina Farrier

Let’s use certain four letter words more often – by Francis Quamina Farrier

Francis Quamina Farrier

The term “Four letter word”, usually takes on a negative thought process in the minds of most people who speak the English language. But this missive is to point out that there are those four letter words which need to be used much more often, such as, “LOVE” and “SOME” – and even “HATE”.  Used in a positive context, the four-letter word, “Hate”, can be positive.

For example, if someone says, ” I hate to see people drink and drive!” Or “I hate it when I judge someone else, without first knowing them, or having the facts about what they are accused of doing wrong”. So, there are those times when “hate” can be good. “Good” – another four-letter word.   Continue reading

Walk with me on Peter Rose Street Queenstown Georgetown- Video by Raphael

Walk with me on Peter Rose Street Queenstown Georgetown

Raphael – Published on Apr 6, 2017
Explore a residential neighborhood in Georgetown Guyana. Peter Rose Street is an important street in the Queenstown district of Georgetown once known for middle class traditional homes but now being converted to mixed use zone with schools, embassies, hotels, commercial businesses and private homes.

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?

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

Check out this video – “Undiscovered Guyana”

Check out this video – “Undiscovered Guyana”

Guyanese Artist Antonio Butts Reveals the True Essence of His Art

Guyanese Artist Reveals the True Essence of His Art

  • Posted on March 13, 2017 – The Caribbean Current Magazine
  • Antonio Butts now resides in Trinidad & Tobago. West Indies.

Antonio Butts

Guyanese artist Antonio Butts believes that all of us were born artists.

He says it is up to us to realize our latent talent. “I did not discover art; art discovered me.

As children we are all born artists…born with creativity. Some are inspired, but only some realize and discover it. Some of the first (indigenous) peoples of the world: The Amerindians, Mayans and Aborigines were also the first artists…it was a form of expression for them,” Butts shares.

“I was hungry and determined to learn, so I would go to other secondary schools such as Central High School and Queen’s College and speak to the art teacher and sit in on their art classes.   Continue reading

How Slavery Built American Universities – By Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

How Slavery Built American Universities

By Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

You are black and a freshman at Harvard University. You consider yourself privileged to be there. Harvard is after all a place of prestige and excellence and you worked hard to win a place. You are impressed that some of your law professors are also black. Then the unthinkable happened and your dreams are shattered. There is a crowd outside Wasserstein Hall and to your disgust you see that the portraits of black professors are defaced.

You are brought to tears. How could this happen in America? Why is there so much hate and racism and bigotry on campus, and of all places at Harvard? One upset student spoke to the Washington Times and said, ‘ I wasn’t surprised. This is part and parcel of what is happening here at Harvard and also at other institutions across the country.’   Continue reading

Mrs. Carmen Jarvis – An Educator For All Ages – By Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

Editor’s Note: Mrs. Carmen Jarvis passed away a few days ago. Dr. Dhanpaul Narine has submitted this article written in October 2016.

Mrs. Carmen Jarvis – An Educator For All Ages – By Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

Carmen Jarvis

Mrs. Carmen Jarvis is a legend. As Principal of Bishop’s High School she was one of the top leaders in education in Guyana. Her astute leadership, dedication to her profession and willingness o take on challenges won the admiration of all sections of Guyanese society and from the international community as well.

It is October 2016, and Mrs. Jarvis, at 92 years young, is active and is dispensing wit and wisdom to all that are interested; once she gets your attention it’s impossible to disengage yourself and like the mariner you become wiser ‘in the morrow morn.”

Read more: Mrs. Carmen Jarvis – By Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

MACKENZIE The Fortunes of Bauxite – 18 Poems – By Dmitri Allicock

MACKENZIE

The Fortunes of Bauxite

18 Poems

By Dmitri Allicock

THE POLARIS ON THE RIVER
An image of Upper Demerara seems so near
It looks like yesterday but it’s about 50 years
Like the breath of a whisper or a deep sigh
I can feel the river and the Polaris going by

Read more: Go to Dmitri Allicock’s Blog

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