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Indigenous People Occupy Brazil’s Legislature, Protesting Bill’s Violation of Land Rights

Indigenous People Occupy Brazil’s Legislature, Protesting Bill’s Violation of Land Rights

Representatives of indigenous groups from the five regions of Brazil protest against Bill PEC 215. (Photo: Santiago Navarro F.)

Representatives of indigenous groups from the five regions of Brazil protest against Bill PEC 215. (Photo: Santiago Navarro F.)

Saturday, 25 April 2015  – By Santiago Navarro F., Renata Bessi and Translated by Miriam Taylor, Truthout | Report

“Indigenous people are moving toward complete disappearance. This law will leave us in the hands of the multinational corporations.”

Indigenous leaders from the five regions of Brazil traveled for days to an encampment convoked by the Coordinating Body of Brazil’s indigenous people (APIB), which took place from April 13 to 16 in the federal district in Brasilia. The district is both a geographical center and a center of power in Brazil, as it is where the three branches of government are headquartered.   Continue reading

Dr. Moses Telford: Music is his Life – By Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

Dr. Moses Telford: Music is his Life – By Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

Dr. Moses Telford is the personification of what a true musician should be: calm, unruffled, caring and above all talented. Over the years Dr. Telford has crossed continents and has shared his love of music with the world and the world has reciprocated by bestowing many honors on this illustrious son of Guyana.

The young Moses Telford was born at Cumberland Village on the East Canje area of Berbice in Guyana. His dad was Jacob Nathaniel Telford and his mom was Florence. Moses has a sister Elaine Elizabeth Lowe. What is remarkable is that the fore-parents of Moses migrated from England to Guyana. His great grandfather Robert Richard Telford left England for Guyana to teach and he became Headmaster of a school in Berbice. He was also an organist at St. Patrick’s Church in Canje.   Continue reading

Cannabis for the Treatment of Epilepsy, and More + videos

Cannabis for the Treatment of Epilepsy, and More + videos

Last year, Caribbean Community (CARICOM) countries agreed to discuss the issue of decriminalizing marijuana for health reasons at their inter-sessional summit in St. Vincent and the Grenadines in March

Cannabis plant

April 12, 2015  –  By Dr. Mercola

Many drugs are developed not because there’s a great medical need, but rather because there’s big money to be made from them.

In many cases, holistic therapies and medicines already exist that can take the place of any number of synthetic pharmaceuticals. Cannabis is one such therapy, and according to Dr. Margaret Gedde, “it’s time to ask questions and look at a new way of thinking about this plant.”

Dr. Gedde is the owner and founder of Gedde Whole Health, located in Colorado, and the Clinicians’ Institute of Cannabis Medicine.

“I actually never imagined that I’d be in this field,” she says. “My medical training was originally in pathology and research, and I spent many years in the research lab. My PhD is in biophysical chemistry along with my MD. I did my training at Stanford, and then I worked in the pharmaceutical industry. I had no idea that cannabis actually was medicine.”  

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Climate Disruption: Thought of the Week – By Rosaliene Bacchus

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From the Rosaliene Bacchus blog website

Originally posted on Three Worlds One Vision:

University students demand fossil free investments

University students demand fossil-free investments
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Fossil Free USA: #whoseside

On April 9th, 48 students launched a sit-in at Yale University to demand their administration divest from fossil fuels, and [in the] evening 19 were arrested for refusing to leave the building. Students asked their administration to pick a side: the people or the fossil fuel industry wrecking our climate.
~ Katie McChesney & the Go Fossil Free Team

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Guyana Elections: Donald Ramotar talks of his plans and PPPC achievements

A confident Donald Ramotar talks of his plans for his second term

APRIL 12, 2015 | BY |  By Ralph Seeram  – From the Diaspora…
Pres. Donald Ramotar

Pres. Donald Ramotar

While many are predicting the demise of the PPP with the “Time for Change” campaign, incumbent President Donald Ramotar has plans in the works. He can’t wait for elections to be over so he can implement his party’s plans to move Guyana even further in his second term.
A confident Ramotar is looking not only to get over the 50 per cent mark but hoping to get substantially more.

I caught up with the President on his visit to Florida this past Easter weekend, and took the opportunity to interview him.
One of the main charges of the Opposition against the PPP administration is corruption, so naturally the first question I asked is what his administration will do to fight corruption at all levels. Continue reading

Romanee Kalicharran is the quintessential ambassador of culture

Romanee Kalicharran is the quintessential ambassador of culture

romanee in blue kurta

Romanee Kalicharran

She has traveled the world sharing her talents in a variety of dance forms. Romanee has bridged cultures and her passion for the arts has made her one of the foremost artists in our community.

Romanee was born in New York and her parents are Ramesh and Judith Kalicharran. What is remarkable about her parents is that both Ramesh and Judith are from a musical tradition. But they stand out in other respects as well. Ramesh is Guyanese while Judith is Puerto Rican.   Continue reading

Caribbean: Obama announces initiatives for energy security and education

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Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller (third right, front row); President of the United States, Barack Obama (fourth left, front row); and CARICOM Heads of State and Government pose for an official photograph prior to the start of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM)-US Summit.

Obama announces initiatives for energy security and education

KINGSTON, Jamaica, Friday April 10, 2015, CMC – US President Barack Obama on Thursday announced a US$20 million effort to jumpstart private and public sector investment in clean energy projects in the Caribbean and Central America.

Obama made the announcement as he wrapped up a visit to Jamaica where he held bilateral talks with Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller and then met Caribbean Community (CARICOM) heads of government.   Continue reading

The Last Lap Lime – Monday August 3, 2015 – Toronto. Canada

last lap lime

The Last Lap Lime – Monday August 3, 2015 – Toronto. Canada

This is the 19th year of The Last Lap Lime, an annual event held by five non-profit Guyanese Alumni Associations in Toronto, Ontario.  All Associations have websites… see the links below: 

It is the largest congregation of Guyanese outside Guyana.   Buy Tickets Now

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Education: Queens Gateway Tops the Grade! – By: Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

Queens Gateway Tops the Grade! – By: Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

At a time when there are so much criticisms about education, here is a NYC School that is doing well. It has a Guyanese Assistant Principal too.

Queens Gateway School

Queens Gateway School

Queens Gateway to Health Sciences Secondary School is one of the top schools in the community. At a time when the emphasis is on instruction and accountability Queens Gateway has every reason to be proud of its achievements. The school has dedicated teachers, hardworking students, involved parents and an administration that responds to the needs of all beyond the walls of the school.

The Principal is the indomitable Ms. Judy A. Henry while the A.P for Administration and Supervision is Luis A. Santiago, who is cool under pressure, and the A.P for Supervision is Dr. Amar Samaroo. Many sports fans in the New York area will remember Dr. Samaroo as a television personality and a keen cricket fan. They are proud that he is flying the flag of his native Guyana in New YorkContinue reading

A Brief History of the Swahili Language

A Brief History of the Swahili Language

Countries where Swahili is spoken

Countries where Swahili is spoken (click to enlarge)

Origin

The Swahili language, is basically of Bantu (African) origin. It has borrowed words from other languages such as Arabic probably as a result of the Swahili people using the Quran written in Arabic for spiritual guidance as Muslims.

 As regards the formation of the Swahili culture and language, some scholars attribute these phenomena to the intercourse of African and Asiatic people on the coast of East Africa. The word “Swahili” was used by early Arab visitors to the coast and it means “the coast”. Ultimately it came to be applied to the people and the language.

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