Category Archives: Geography

Pictorial Feature – By Francis Quamina Farrier:- 7-12 of 12 photos

Pictorial Feature – By Francis Quamina Farrier

There is that saying, “A picture is worth a thousand words”; as such, this pictorial feature is likely one of my longest articles. During the year, 2017, I have taken over a thousand photographs in many locations in Guyana, as well as abroad, so it was a bit of a challenge to select the dozen which I have submitted for publication here.

My hope is that you enjoy viewing them, as much as I enjoyed taking them. I also hope that you will find the brief stories accompanying them, interesting.

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Brazil to defend Guyana against any Venezuela invasion

Brazil to defend Guyana against any Venezuela invasion

The defence teams from Guyana (L) and Brazil meeting in Georgetown

GEORGETOWN, Guyana — As events take shape beneath the surface of the border dispute between Venezuela and Guyana, on February 7, Brazilian President Michel Temer sent a high level delegation to Guyana and Suriname to pledge military support to defend Guyana in case Venezuela attempted to invade the disputed Essequibo area.    Continue reading

Canada will officially recognize the International Decade for People of African Descent

UN Initiative www.un.org/en/events/africandescentdecade/

Prime Minister announces that the Government of Canada will officially recognize the International Decade for People of African Descent

Ottawa, Ontario – January 30, 2018

The Government of Canada is committed to build a better, more inclusive country that recognizes the contributions of all, and creates better opportunities for more Canadians.

The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today announced the Government of Canada will officially recognize the International Decade for People of African Descent. This Decade, which spans from 2015 to 2024, is an opportunity to highlight and celebrate the important contributions people of African descent have made to Canadian society.      Continue reading

Guyana and Venezuela Border Controversy goes to the International Court of Justice (ICJ).

UN Secretary General sends Guyana-Venezuela border controversy to World Court

By: Denis Chabrol – Demerara Waves – January 30, 2018

The United Nations Secretary General, António Guterres  has decided to refer the Guyana-Venezuela border controversy to the  International Court of Justice (ICJ) for settlement, a senior Foreign Ministry official said Tuesday January 30, 2018.

Stéphane Dujarric, Spokesman for the Secretary-General, said Guterres “has carefully analysed developments in 2017 in the good offices process and has concluded that significant progress has not been made toward arriving at a full agreement for the solution of the controversy.    Continue reading

What Race are Brazilians? Genetics of the most Confusing Country on Earth – Video

What Race are Brazilians? Genetics of the most Confusing Country on Earth

Masaman  – Published on Jan 25, 2018

What is the race of the average Brazilian? Today we’re going to be discussing the genetics of one of the more confusing countries on the planet, and the history behind such an astonishingly diverse nation.

What are your thoughts on Portugal’s eldest son, and the quickly rising power known as Brazil and the Brazilians. Thanks for watching!

Ancestral Footprints: East Indian Indentureship – By Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

Ancestral Footprints: East Indian Indentureship – By Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

If you took a plane from JFK Air- port to Calcutta the chances are you will be tired by the time you get there. On May 5th 1838 the history of the Caribbean changed dramatically as 396 East Indians landed on the shores of British Guiana. This was no joyride and there was no time for niceties.

The journey from Calcutta to British Guiana was fraught with hardships, and like the slave ships of an earlier era there were deaths on the way. The two ships that landed were the Whitby and the Hesperus. Their cargo was to usher in a new form of slavery that changed the complexion of the colony.

READ MORE: Ancestral Footprints- East Indian Indentureship – By Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

I come from a “shit-hole” – By Rosaliene Bacchus

Three Worlds One Vision

Wahoo Bay Beach - Haiti
Wahoo Bay Beach – Haiti

It is so easy to disparage others when we are in a privileged position of wealth and power. In such positions, we can lose touch with our shared fragility as human beings. We can forget that the labor of millions of invisible human beings sustains our lives. Immersed in our comforts and luxuries, we can believe we belong to an invincible special breed.

In October 2017, I featured the work of the young immigrant Salvadoran poet, Javier Zamora, who holds a Temporary Protected Status (TPS) now up for review by our Congress. Following that post, another Salvadoran immigrant, who blogs under the name Koyote the Blind, started following my blog. Our president’s disparaging remarks about his country has struck a deep wound.

Ruins of Tazumal - El Salvador
Ruins of Tazumal – pre-Columbian Mayan archeological site in Chalchuapa – El Salvador

In his blog post, “I come from a…

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China’s Food Production Strategy for the Solar Minimum | Mini Ice Age 2015-2035 – video

 

China’s Food Production Strategy for the New Grand Solar Minimum | Mini Ice Age 2015-2035
Adapt 2030
  – Published on Mar 23, 2015

China’s Food Production Strategy for the New Grand Solar Minimum. What is their Knowledge of Solar Minimums and Climate Change since trading for 2000+ years to faraway destinations? Do they know what the climate in Africa will change to this solar minimum and is why they are investing so heavily in North Africa for future food production areas? http://www.landscheidt.info/    Continue reading

Why Guyana’s rainforests are a scientist’s dream – BBC News

Why Guyana’s rainforests are a scientist’s dream

WWF – Blue Tarantula – Guyana

When herpetologist Andrew Snyder’s flashlight landed on something bright blue in the rainforests of Guyana, South America, he stopped and took a closer look.  It turned out to be a blue tarantula of the Ischnocolinae subfamily, a species most likely unknown to science.

“It was very exciting to say the least,” says the PhD candidate from the University of Mississippi.

“I had no idea that it would turn out to be such a stunning tarantula but I’m glad that I went with my instincts to double check.”        Continue reading

How Trump is the Gorbachev of the U.S.A. – Ghazanfar Ali Garewal | Asia Times

How Trump is the Gorbachev of the United States of America

Ghazanfar Ali Garewal | Asia Times

Toward the end of the 20th century, the Soviet empire was facing myriad challenges. At that time, Mikhail Gorbachev, who had an altogether different outlook from his predecessors, assumed the leadership of the USSR. He introduced the twin policies of glasnost (openness) and perestroika (restructuring), which were in stark contrast to the Soviet culture and sociopolitical system.

These policies raised concerns among the friends of the Soviet Union, particularly in China, and even brought them into a confrontational position.     Continue reading

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