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Guyana Action Committee (GAC) – Raising voices to stop gun violence

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Guyana Action Committee (GAC) – Culture to combat gun violence

BY TANGERINE CLARKE | ARTS & THEATER – Caribbean Life News – September 20, 2016

The Guyana Action Committee (GAC), a non-profi­t will bring together some of Guyana’s artists including the Hooper Sisters, saxophoni­st, Flantis and Gospel singer Di Nike Amos to raise their musical voices in a cultural presentat­ion against Gun Violence.

The event will be held at St. Stephens Church Hall, 2806 Newkirk Ave., (between E 28 and 29th streets) in Brooklyn, on Friday, Sept. 30, 2016 from 8 pm.

The event will come alive with the Caribbean rhythms of African Drummer Mboya Wood, followed by a fashion show, skits and dance performances, as GAC kicks off a series of activities to raise funds to combat gun violence which continues to plague the communities.   Continue reading

Corruption and Big Business Triumph in Brazil – By Rosaliene Bacchus

Three Worlds One Vision

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New Brazil President Michel Temer – August 31, 2016
Photo Credit: Pensa Brasil

On August 31, 2016, following her four-month battle against members of congress calling for her impeachment, Brazil’s first female president Dilma Rousseff lost by 61 to 20 Senate votes. The corrupt political class and their Big Business collaborators won the day. Michel Temer – Rousseff’s former Vice President and ally from the right-wing Brazilian Democratic Movement Party (PMDB) – now governs Brazil until her mandate ends in 2018.

After thirteen years of economic boom then bust, the government of Brazil’s center-left socialist democratic Workers Party (PT) became the victim of a parliamentary coup d’état. The former president and popular PT leader Luiz Inacio ‘Lula’ da Silva now faces charges of masterminding the Petrobras graft scandal intended to make him ineligible to run for the presidency at the next election.

Brazil’s Workers Party is by no means exempt…

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The world’s most liveable cities – 2016: Living on the edge

The world’s most liveable cities

Britain’s new Prime Minister – Theresa May

Britain’s new Prime Minister – Theresa May

A no-nonsense conservative has taken Britain’s helm. She should make the case for a minimalist Brexit 

Theresa May

Theresa May

July 16th 2016 | The Economist

THEY campaigned to Leave, and they were as good as their word. Three weeks on from their referendum triumph, the politicians who led the charge for Britain to quit the European Union have fallen by the wayside in the race to replace David Cameron as prime minister. This week the last of the prominent Leavers, Andrea Leadsom, withdrew her candidacy after a few days’ media scrutiny revealed her to be fantastically ill-prepared. The job of steering Britain towards the EU’s exit doors has thus fallen to the only candidate left in the race: Theresa May, who campaigned to Remain.   Continue reading

Brexit tremors continue – Commercial property values tumble – funds halted

Commercial property values tumble in London, Funds freeze – The Guardian

Guns in America and the Washington Talkathon – By Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

Guns in America and the Washington Talkathon

No to GunsBy Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

Here’s a suggestion: Let gun control be the main policy issue in the 2016 presidential elections. In this way the American public will get the chance to decide on policies regarding gun control. The voters will have the opportunity to send a clear message to the gun lobby and the politicians as to how they feel about the proliferation of guns in America. Unless guns become the focus of policy there will be the usual babble and waffle as lives are lost in the pile up of tragedies.

Orlando is the latest tragedy. There are broken bodies and spirits. Tons of newsprint report on the pain from every angle and the politicians from Washington keep popping up on the screens. These are the people we elected to represent us; we put our faith in them to carry on the business of the country.   Continue reading

Brexit: UK votes to leave EU in historic referendum – BBC News – various reports

Brexit: UK votes to leave EU in historic referendum – BBC News 

A teller counts ballot papers at the Titanic Exhibition Centre, Belfast

BREXIT – LEAVE voters win

The UK has voted to leave the European Union after 43 years in a historic referendum.

Leave won by 52% to 48% with England and Wales voting strongly for Brexit, while London, Scotland and Northern Ireland backed staying in the EU.

UKIP leader Nigel Farage hailed it as the UK’s “independence day” but the Remain camp called it a”catastrophe”.

The pound fell to its lowest level against the dollar since 1985 as the markets reacted to the results.   Continue reading

The Brexit briefs: Our guide to Britain’s EU referendum – The Economist

The Brexit briefs: Our guide to Britain’s EU referendum – The Economist

brexit briefsON JUNE 23rd Britain will hold a referendum on whether to remain in or leave the European Union. This will be the country’s most important vote in at least half a century. Alas, the debate has often been neither informative nor enlightening. The Economist is not neutral: we are convinced that a decision to leave (a so-called Brexit) would be bad for Britain, Europe and the world.

But we also believe in the importance of objective analysis and reasoned argument. Over the past few months The Economist has published a series of factual briefs that examine the main issues around Brexit, covering everything from sovereignty and immigration to economics and the consequences of leaving. To help interested readers, we have now assembled all our Brexit briefs together.

See Contents here….  and  Download the free 20-page pdf  below: Continue reading

Venezuela’s Discovery of Hunger – Joel D. Hirst’s Blog

Joel D. Hirst's Blog

Nobody expects it to hit close to them – the hunger. We see pictures on television: Ethiopia, Congo, Kosovo. We dig into our pockets or open our checkbooks to help, we are good people of course. Sometimes we watch a documentary on the History channel, old pictures of internment camps with the emaciated bodies of the victims of foreign wars; and we wonder how it could have come to that? We go to the parades to honor our veterans, celebrating our heroes and mourning the great loss of life; black and white pictures glossing over the horror with the brush of time. It can’t happen to us.

“Venezuela isn’t Cuba,” we heard a lot in the heady days of Hugo Chavez. “That could never happen here; hunger isn’t something we Venezuelans will put up with.” Turns out they were wrong. Venezuela has entered its own Periodo Especial – a time…

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Spirit of a nation showcased at Independence Jubilee

Spirit of a nation showcased at Independence Jubilee

 After months of anticipation, Guyanese ushered in the country’s 50th Independence with great emotion as the fifty foot Golden Arrowhead was, for the second time this year, hoisted in the air amidst much fanfare.

And while the atmosphere was not quite as energetic as it was on February 23, there was still an immense feeling of pride among the majority of people in the massive crowd.

Over 20,000 Guyanese flocked the newly built D’Urban Park to celebrate this historic event and among them, many expressed great pride to have been able to witness Guyana at 50 and the celebrations that were hosted to usher it in.   Continue reading

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