Category Archives: Philosophy

Jamaica:s PM Andrew Holness Talks About the Windrush Scandal and Commonwealth – Video

Jamaica:s PM Andrew Holness Talks About the Windrush Scandal and Commonwealth

Jamaican Prime Minister, Andrew Holness believes in being a member of the Commonwealth as a family association and an important asset to the country of Jamaica.

Broadcast on 19/04/2018 on Good Morning Britain

How the mainstream woke up to black excellence – The Guardian UK

How the mainstream woke up to black excellence

This week the unparalleled contributions of black performers were finally recognised by the establishment. Why has it taken so long?

Beyoncé, who has just headlined at Coachella, and Kendrick Lamar, who has won a Pulitzer prize, the first for a hip-hop artist.
 ‘We seem to be having a moment’ … Beyoncé, who has just headlined at Coachella, and Kendrick Lamar, who has won a Pulitzer prize, the first for a hip-hop artist. Composite: Getty Images

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By  Verian Mentis-Barker – -April 18, 2018 

To the extent that the Country’s Constitution was constructed on the platform of democracy…a concept referenced throughout its preamble, its body and its amendments …it is understood that there would be term limits to governance; otherwise Guyana would be a Dictatorship.

And in Guyana, to talk Constitution without its correlation to the politics of race would be a conversation that is inherently hypocritical, since race stands at the crossroads of identity and socio – political structure with difference framing inequality.


Opinion: Dystopia – By Mohamed Hamaludin

Dystopia – By Mohamed Hamaludin

Those who rule the world have created a hell on Earth for ordinary human beings

This column was first published in South Florida Times.

By MOHAMED Hamaludin

The world celebrated the landing of Neil Armstrong on the moon on July 20, 1969,  a milestone for the human race, but the significance lay more in what it promised.

This was to be the dawning of a technological age in which the scientific achievement of putting a man on the moon 238,855 miles in the sky would launch an era in which human beings are freed from the drudgery of work and live lives of leisure and creativity.    Continue reading

Caribbean immigrants in the UK criminalised’ by ‘hostile’ government policy

Caribbean immigrants who came to UK decades ago ‘criminalised’ due to ‘hostile’ government policy

Ministers urged to act as Commonwealth citizens who arrived as children with ‘Windrush’ generation denied access to healthcare, losing jobs and even threatened with deportation

May Bulman – Social Affairs Correspondent | The Independent UK

Commonwealth citizens who have lived in Britain for decades after arriving as children are being made “destitute and stateless” due to the government’s hostile environment policies, politicians and diplomats are warning.    Continue reading

Guyana: Gold board moving towards minted gold coins

Guyana: Gold board moving towards minted gold coins

1977 Guyana Gold $100 being sold online

The Guyana Gold Board (GBB) has started the groundwork for the implementation of minted gold coins and ingots, allowing persons to make certified purchases similar to what can be obtained in the United States and other countries.

Chairman of the Board, Gabriel Lall, told Kaieteur News that the senior managers are working closely with both local and foreign companies to design and be ready to deliver for approval various designs for consideration and the associated cost for production.      Continue reading

The Souls of Poor Folk: A National Call for Moral Revival – Rosaliene Bacchus

Three Worlds One Vision

Poor Peoples Campaign - A National Call for Moral Revival 2018
Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival
Photo Credit: Poor People’s Campaign

I’m finding it hard to stay abreast of all the upheaval triggered by our Twitter-in-Chief. His tweets and threats boggle my mind, create instability across our nation, and embolden our rivals and enemies overseas.

While our bombs turn the Middle East into rubble, people at the bottom rungs in America face their own hell. This month, the Institute for Policy Studies has published its empirical study, The Souls of Poor Folk, highlighting the complex issues that entangle our lives: systemic racism, persistent poverty, the war economy and militarism, and ecological devastation. Here are some of their key findings.

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Vile Abuse is Now Tolerated in Our Universities – Nigel Biggar | The Times UK

Vile Abuse is Now Tolerated in Our Universities

Nigel Biggar | The Times UK

The spitting hatred I suffered over my views on empire shows our democratic values are in peril

OMG, this is serious shit. We need to SHUT THIS DOWN”. So ran one of the earliest tweets to greet the news of the launch of my “Ethics and Empire” project last December. And there was more where that came from: my scholarship was “supremacist shite”, I was a “racist” and a “bigot”, and whatever came out of my mouth was “vomit”.         Continue reading

Kids are Born Creative Geniuses Until the Education System Destroys Imagination + video


“Find the 5-year-old,” in yourself!”

A landmark study shows how most people are born brilliant and lose their abilities to think like a genius over time in the educational system.

Dr. George Land and Beth Jarman were commissioned by NASA to help the space agency identify and develop creative talent. The two were tasked to research school children in an attempt to identify creative individuals from which the agency could pick to help with their many products. In a recent TED talk, Land described his team’s surprising findings on the education system which are nothing short of shocking.

It seems American schoolchildren lose their ability to think creatively over time. As students enter their educational journey, they retain most of their abilities to think creatively. In other words, children are born with creative genius. Employing a longitudinal study model, Land and Jarman studied 1,600 children at ages…

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Dr. King’s legacy– We cannot afford to stop…. – By Yvonne Sam

Dr. King’s legacy– We cannot afford to stop. We are too far from the mountain top

Even in our sleep pain which cannot forget falls drop by drop upon the heart, until in our despair against our will comes wisdom through the awful grace of God.  Aeschylus

On April 4, 2018, the nation  of America marked 50 years since Dr. Martin Luther King was assassinated as he stood on the balcony of the Lorraine Motel.     Continue reading

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