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Making America Great Again? – By Rosaliene Bacchus

Originally posted on Three Worlds One Vision:

USA Map showing Poverty Rate for Total Population by County 2013

Map of USA showing Poverty Rate for Total Population by County 2013
Source: The Washington Post

Here in the United States, there is a presidential candidate, a businessman-turned-politician, who is leading the polls for his political party. I prefer not to name him; he feeds on media coverage, good or bad. I’ll call him PC. The slogan of his campaign is “Make America Great Again.”

PC promises to resolve the problem of illegal immigrants living in the USA. In his estimation, most of the illegal immigrants from Mexico are criminals. For readers who don’t already know, his solution is to build a wall along our border with Mexico and have the Mexican government pay for it, because they are making lots of money doing business with the U.S. Will building a wall to shut us in from Mexico and the rest of Central America make us great again?

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Top 10 Countries with the highest Proven Crude Oil Reserves

Top 10 Countries with the highest Proven Crude Oil Reserves

Venezuela - Crude Oil

Venezuela – Crude Oil

Business Insider- eholodny@businessinsider.com (Elena Holodny)2015-08-13

The world powers and Iran recently struck a deal to curb Iran’s nuclear program for at least 10 years in exchange for billions of dollars in relief from international sanctions. One of the most talked-about side effects of the deal is the reentry of Iranian crude on the global markets.

Interestingly, although Iran has a huge amount of oil, the Islamic republic doesn’t even make it into the top three when it comes to proven crude oil reserves.

Using the data provided by Barclays commodities analyst Michael Cohen, we put together a list of the 10 countries sitting on the greatest amounts of crude oil. Check the list here:-  Continue reading

GUYANA – Latest News – 28 August 2015

 GUYANA – Latest News – 28 August 2015

GUYANA – Capitol TV News Videos – 27 August 2015

Capitol TV logoGUYANA – Capitol TV News Videos – 27 August 2015

  • Gender equity conference
  • Scrutinise us says opposition PPP
  • HELP! – Look after your children, says grandmother
  • GRA employees urged to be confidential
  • Land Dispute: I’m not involved, says lawyer
  • Better conditions for pregnant women
  • CARIFESTA – Feel the beats
  • Sports

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Ethnic Division Dilemma – by Dave Martins

Ethnic Division Dilemma – by Dave Martins

Dave Martins

Dave Martins

From a boy of 10 or so, growing up on West Dem, it was there in front of me – the difference between Indians and blacks, what we refer to today as the ethnic divide; I never heard the term back then. Only on my return here did I come to understand the depth of this rift, and the dilemma it poses for Guyana. In the wake of the election, several prominent voices, including our former Speaker Ralph Ramkarran, have addressed the resolution of this topic; Freddie Kissoon in Kaieteur News has recently written a stirring column on the subject, citing East Indian myopia; I urge all Guyanese to read those columns.  Continue reading

Georgetown to become ‘green city’ – set for grand return to glory as the famed ‘garden city’

Georgetown has been known as the Caribbean’s “Garden City” since the 19th century (Ian Brierley/caribbeanbeat photo)

Georgetown has been known as the Caribbean’s “Garden City” since the 19th century (Ian Brierley/caribbeanbeat photo)

Georgetown to become ‘green city’ – set for grand return to glory as the famed ‘garden city’

The patriotic passion of President David Granger has kick-started a ‘clean up the city’ drive, a day after he took office in May, and that ‘clean up’ drive has spread throughout Guyana

The patriotic passion of President David Granger has kick-started a ‘clean up the city’ drive, a day after he took office in May, and that ‘clean up’ drive has spread throughout Guyana.

Following a meeting with President David Granger this past week over his ‘Green’ vision for Guyana, the Mayor and City Council (M&CC) has not only embarked on the restoration of the renowned “Garden City,” but is doing this within an eco-friendly, green-environment framework.   Continue reading

DIASPORA TIMES NEWSLETTER – August 24, 2015 – An APNU-AFC Publication

DIASPORA TIMES NEWSLETTER – August 24, 2015 – An APNU-AFC Publication

Diaspora Times - August 2015Download: DIASPORA Times AUG. ISSUE-Circulate

Contents:  PAGE 3: The Chinese also came     PAGE 4-5: Approaching Venezuela implosion     PAGE 6-13: Budget 2015    PAGE 14: Cricket and the 50th anniversary    PAGE 15: Learning and Diaspora    PAGE 16: The Search for a better life.    PAGE 17: The Law: Govt. must tread carefully    PAGE 18-19: Racial harmony possible?    PAGE 20: The change that is unity.    PAGE 21: The Legacy    PAGE 22-23: Green City Winds of change    PAGE 24: Where are you from?    PAGE 25: Promised land.    PAGE 26: Why worry?    PAGE 27-28: News Flash.   Continue reading

GUYANA- Budget Reports and Latest News – 26 August 2015

 GUYANA- Budget Reports and Latest News – 26 August 2015

  • Opposition cries “discrimination” in union allocations, Minister says small unions need help too – Demerara Waves http://bit.ly/1EkZR1F
  • Gun amnesty programme will be tried for one month – Public Security Minister – Demerara Waves http://bit.ly/1K33A6i
  • Govt, opposition haggle over budgetary allocation for pension increase – Demerara Waves http://bit.ly/1JmCq71
  • New ministries now legal entities – Demerara Waveshttp://bit.ly/1Jw8iTB

GUYANA – Capitol TV News Videos – 25 August 2015

Capitol TV logoGUYANA – Capitol TV News Videos – 25 August 2015

  • Guyana continues showcase at CARIFESTA
  • Bulkan faces opposition heat in query of budget estimates
  • Wales sugar workers strike
  • Police wrapping up “Jenny” probe
  • Tense land dispute at Friendship
  • Timehri man charged in murder of ECD Granny
  • Sports

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GIHR NEWS – Emancipation Edition 2015 Newsletter- Download

Guyana Institute  for Historical Research (GIHR)

Download: GIHR News Emancipation 2015 Edition

Inside – 

  1. David Hinds, ‘On being Black’.
  2. Elton McRae, ‘Cuffy 250 Committee’
  3. Nigel Westmaas, ‘The African-Guyanese Press’.
  4. Hazel Woolford, Gender, African-Guyanese women and politics in contemporary Guyanese society, 1953-2015’
  5. Chronology of African-Guyanese History : 1626-2015
  6. KIDS History Vacation School    Continue reading
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