Category Archives: Geography

Why Trump Should Study Aung San Suu Kyi’s Speech – M K Bhadrakumar | Asia Times

Why Trump Should Study Aung San Suu Kyi’s Speech

M K Bhadrakumar | Asia Times

Aung San Suu Kyi

Two speeches by two leaders made headlines this week [Sept 2017] – one by USA President Donald Trump, the other by Myanmar’s head of government, Aung San Suu Kyi.

No two leaders could be so unlike each other. Trump is a widely ridiculed figure in the international community, which mocks him for being, variously, pompous, boorish and sometimes just plain ignorant.

Sui Kyi, a Nobel laureate, is a fallen angel caught up in the maelstrom of her silence over the attacks by Rohingya Muslim insurgents in Myanmar’s Rakhine state, on August 25, and the ensuing military response, which has forced over 410,000 displaced people to flee to Bangladesh.    Continue reading

Book: The Girl from the Sugar Plantation – By Sharon Maas

The Girl from the Sugar Plantation: A gripping and emotional family saga of love and secrets (The Quint Chronicles) – By Sharon Maas

An unputdownable story of a woman in search of the truth, the man she falls in love with, and the devastation of the Second World War.

1934, Guyana. All her life, Mary Grace has wanted to know the truth about who her parents really are. As the mixed-race daughter of two white plantation owners, her childhood has been clouded by whispered rumours, and the circumstances of her birth have been kept a closely guarded secret…

Aunt Winnie is the only person Mary Grace can confide in. Feeling lost and lonely, her place in society uncertain, Mary Grace decides to forge her own path in the world. And she finds herself unexpectedly falling for charming and affluent Jock Campbell, a planter with revolutionary ideas.   Continue reading

The Search for Oil in Guyana: Past and Present – By Nigel Westmaas

The Search for Oil in Guyana: Past and Present

Nigel Westmaas | Stabroek News – 

But for the name “British Guiana” the title in the image above could have been written in 2016.

Yet, this eerily contemporary statement actually came from a Daily Chronicle editorial published on November 18, 1930, some 86 years ago. The editorial called on British Guianese to be “oil minded” as “the first stepping stone to progress along the lines of oil development…” adding that “there is a fair prospect of the colony developing a lucrative oil industry…”   Continue reading

Deadly Wildfires Ravage Northern California – reports + videos

‘An Inferno Like You’ve Never Seen’: Deadly Wildfires Ravage California

The “unprecedented” fires, fulfilling predictions of climate scientists, have forced tens of thousands from their homes

A firefighter walks near a pool as a home burns in the Napa wine region in California 

Common Dreams – by Jake Johnson, staff writer – Tuesday, October 10, 2017

More than ten people have been killed, thousands have been left without power, and tens of thousands have been forced to evacuate as more than a dozen wildfires tore through Northern California overnight Monday, forcing Gov. Jerry Brown to declare a state of emergency in eight counties.   MORE

Guyanese author unveils ‘The Guyana Contract’ at home in Guyana

Guyanese author unveils ‘The Guyana Contract’ at home in Guyana

By Tangerine Clarke- Caribbean Life News – 10 October 2017

Journalist and author, Rosalind Kilkenny McClymont, chose her homeland of Guyana, on Oct. 4, to launch her latest book “The Guyana Contract”.

The book is a suspense / international thriller, set against the backdrop of power, influence, greed and a developing country’s economic plight, where people clash while discovering their true selves, and some find love.   MORE

Opinion: The Guardian view on Catalonia’s referendum: the Spanish state has lost

Opinion: The Guardian view on Catalonia’s referendum: the Spanish state has lost

Police brutality has ignited the political crisis. Can Madrid and the pro-independence movement find a way forward?

Spain is in crisis, and its prime minister appears to be in denial. The run-up to Sunday’s referendum on independence for Catalonia made it clear that the country was in trouble.

But neither those arranging it nor those rejecting it can fully have anticipated the scenes at polling stations: police in riot gear beating peaceful protesters with batons, dragging voters out by the hair or throwing them down stairs, firing rubber bullets to disperse crowds – even striking at Catalan firefighters and jostling with Catalan police.     [READ MORE]

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Catalonia’s Referendum – more Articles

By Global Research News
Global Research, October 02, 2017

Url of the following articles:
https://www.globalresearch.ca/selected-articles-catalonias-referendum/5611676

Global Research strives for peace, and we have but one mandate: to share timely, independent and vital information to readers across the globe. We act as a global platform to let the voices of dissent, protest, and expert witnesses and academics be heard and disseminated internationally.

We need to stand together to continuously question politics, false statements, and the suppression of independent thought.

Read articles below: Url of these articles:
https://www.globalresearch.ca/selected-articles-catalonias-referendum/5611676

Has Canada lost her Identity? – By Yvonne Sam

Has Canada lost her Identity?

– By Yvonne Sam

What does it mean to be a Canadian?

In the history of the world there is no example of a culture, civilization or country that has survived in the absence of an intact family unit.  From a historical perspective this has meant

father, mother, sister, brother, grandparents, and sometimes other extended family members.  The onset of the Industrial Revolution brought what we now know as the nuclear family-father, mother, brother and sister.     Continue reading

Guyana’s Community-based tourism impresses Barbados team

Guyana’s Community-based tourism impresses Barbados team

Guyana’s Tourism was once again showcased as a team of Barbadian Tourism experts conducted a five-day “Fam: trip” (Familiarisation Tour) organised by the Guyana Tourism Authority (GTA).

The Barbados team being treated to a cultural presentation

In 2015, a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) was signed between the GTA and the Barbados Tourism Marketing Inc., on areas of cooperation; concentrating on two main areas – multi-destination packaging and the sharing of information to assist each other in the tourism sector. This ‘fam trip’ is a direct result of the MOU.

Barbados is commonly known for its ‘Sun, Sand and Sea.’ However, members of the Barbadian team noted that the country does not have adventure packages. They were impressed with the concept of Community-based Tourism (CBT).  Continue reading

GUYANA: COUNTRY FIRST – By Prime Minister Moses Nagamootoo

COUNTRY FIRST

OCTOBER 3 will mark 118 years of the Tribunal Award on the boundary between Guyana and Venezuela. The Award is binding under an international Treaty “as a full, perfect and final settlement of all the questions referred to the Arbitrators.”

The Arbitration Tribunal was appointed to determine the boundary-line between the then colony of British Guiana and the United States of Venezuela. It comprised five eminent international jurists.

One of the issues they had to examine was which country occupied what portion of land, undisturbed and exclusively, over many years. The Treaty refers to this criterion as “adverse holding or title by prescription.” The findings were binding on all parties.    Read more

Do Modern Spanish and Portuguese People have North African or Arab Blood?

Do Modern Spanish and Portuguese People have North African or Arab Blood?

Masaman–  Published on Aug 4, 2017 – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wc51I9hswbc
Are Spaniards and Portuguese today mixed with North Africans or Arabs?
Today we’re going to be following up our last video on Latin America, and digging up the roots of the Iberian people groups. Because of the hectic environment in pre-modern Iberia, the genetics, language, culture and attitude of the groups living there are quite unique in Europe, and that makes it a very interesting place to learn about. Be sure to let me know your thoughts on Iberia and the rise of the Spaniards and Portuguese in the comments below.
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