Category Archives: Education

History: The British economy depended on the Caribbean

The British economy depended on the Caribbean 

From Book: “The War for America” – by Piers Mackesy. 

For the British, the American Revolution quickly became a naval war with France over possession of the islands of the Caribbean. With their vast sugar plantations, these were more lucrative to Britain than the American colonies and more likely to remain colonies over the long run. Furthermore, the French had lost key Caribbean possessions to Britain during the recent French and Indian War that had ended in 1763, and viewed the American Revolution as their opportunity to regain them:

“Why this obsession [of the British] with the West Indies? [Lord] Sandwich had predicted that the war aims of France would be to overturn the peace of 1763 and regain her empire and her markets; and that for the sake of the American alliance she would forget her claim to Canada, and look for her reward in the sub-tropics — in India, West Africa and the Caribbean. And he was right.       Continue reading

Education: “Using racism to divide and conquer, from the 1600s to Donald Trump.”- Tim Wise

Published on Mar 11, 2016 – “Education for Liberation”

Anti-racist essayist, author and activist Tim Wise delivers a keynote speech at the California Federation of Teachers 74th annual statewide convention on March 11, 2016 in San Francisco on the topic of “Using racism to divide and conquer, from the 1600s to Donald Trump.” More info, http://www.cft.org.

Guyana Today- Is so de place get now Banna! – By Maurice Bryan

IS SO DE PLACE GET NOW BANNA! –  By Maurice Bryan

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I arrived in Guyana about a month after the celebrations  on May 26, 2016, marking 50 years of independence from direct colonial rule. People seemed to be still basking in the afterglow of the big party.

Traces of the event were still very evident. Everything looked bright and clean and freshly painted. Moreover, just like the lights and Christmas decorations left hanging outside some houses long after the season ends, Guyana flags and buntings and multicolored lengths of fabric were still ‘vestigially’ fluttering and flapping everywhere.

It was as if people realized that removing all the drapery and streamers and logos would force them to return to a normal much less colorful everyday reality–with all of its associated challenges.    Continue reading

Stabroek Market – Georgetown. Guyana – video

Stabroek Market – Georgetown. Guyana – video

Parental anger grows as ‘Children are bored out of their skulls with real life’- commentary

Why parents are getting angrier: ‘Children are bored out of their skulls with real life’

By Nicola Skinner – The Guardian UK

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Mike Fisher

Mike Fisher shows parents how to deal with their rage. He’s busier than ever – partly because children would rather be on social media or gaming

It’s hard to know the difference between parenting and bullying,” admits Matt, father of two and one of a growing number of parents seeking help to control what they see as unacceptable levels of anger towards their children. Matt is an articulate and successful self-employed businessman in his 40s. After he split up from their mother five years ago, his two sons, then 11 and 14, started to act up by answering back, skipping homework, drinking and taking drugs. It marked the start of a phase of intense anger for Matt, who eventually sought help.      Continue reading

GUYANA: Blessings to Treasure – 40 poems – By Dmitri Allicock

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Looking back at Colonial Education – commentary

LOOKING BACK AT COLONIAL EDUCATION

 Opinion - commentary -analysisEducation has historically played a critical role in the development of Guyana. It has imparted knowledge and skills and has empowered the people to solve everyday problems in society. It has supported capacity building in the plantation economy and has built critical areas of thinking. Education has made Guyana very competitive in its pursuit of economic growth and development.

Guyana’s experience since independence has shown that its educated and skilled population has provided greater opportunities in the area of human and economic development with the main spin-off being the creation of decent paying jobs and a better quality of life for all.     Continue reading

Guyana – Capitol TV News Videos – 19 September 2016

Capitol TV logoGuyana – Capitol TV News Videos – 19 September 2016

President Barack Obama Town Hall at UWI, Jamaica – April 9, 2015 – video

President Barack Obama Town Hall at UWI, Jamaica – April 9, 2015

CXC – Top Guyanese CAPE Performers 2016

Posted: 17 Sep 2016 –  in Blog by St Stanislaus College. Georgetown. Guyana.

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