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Guyana News Headlines Links – Kaieteur News – 22-23 April 2017

News – 23 April 2017

A Difficult but Necessary Matter of Balance

This entry has been re-blogged from the blog of one of the subscribers to Guyanese Online. It has some very interesting insights.

~Burning Woman~

 (thoughts from    ~burning woman~   by Sha’Tara)

I haven’t had much time for blogging lately, being as they say, busy.  But surprisingly, I’ve had time, perhaps too much time, to think about this world, about its overall condition and where it is heading, apparently heedless and unaware.  I know this is a judgment forming an opinion, but not once in my entire life of 70 years has my sense of where things are going ever been wrong.  It’s like a compass in my mind, something I can “see” and rely on entirely, basing my personal movements on it, knowing when to “hold and when to fold” as the song goes.

I feel massive waves of sorrow passing over me time and again, triggered by many encounters: a baby in its mother’s arms; an old man hunched over waiting to safely cross a busy street; a homeless lady holding a sign…

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Female genital mutilation charge for Detroit doctor in US first

FGM charge for Detroit doctor Jumana Nagarwala in US first
  • 14 April 2017 – BBc News

A doctor in the US city of Detroit has been charged with carrying out female genital mutilation (FGM) on young girls in what is believed to be the first case of its kind in the country.

Prosecutors said Jumana Nagarwala had been performing the practice on girls aged between six and eight for 12 years.

She was investigated after the authorities received a tip-off. If found guilty, she faces a maximum sentence of life in prison.

FGM was made illegal in the US in 1996.

The robots are coming, your job is at risk – By Martin Khor

The robots are coming, your job is at risk – By Martin Khor

Martin Khor

By Martin Khor – http://www.caribbeanlifenews.com/

PENANG, March 15, 2017 (IPS) – Last year Uber started testing driver-less cars, with humans inside to make corrections in case something goes wrong. If the tests go well, Uber will presumably replace their present army of drivers with fleets of the new cars.

Some personally owned cars can already do automatic parking. Is it a matter of time before Uber, taxi and personal vehicles will all be smart enough to bring us from A to B without our having to do anything ourselves?

But in this application of “artificial intelligen­ce,” in which machines can have human cognitive functions built into them, what will happen to jobs? It is estimated that in the US alone, 4 to 5 million drivers of trucks and taxis could be rendered unemployed.   Continue reading

Ten Toxic People You Should Avoid Like The Plague

Ten Toxic People You Should Avoid Like The Plague

Published on March 27, 2017 -Featured in: Best Advice, Careers: The Next Level, Company Culture, Your Career

Toxic people defy logic. Some are blissfully unaware of the negative impact that they have on those around them, and others seem to derive satisfaction from creating chaos and pushing other people’s buttons.

As important as it is to learn how to deal with different kinds of people, truly toxic people will never be worth your time and energy—and they take a lot of each. Toxic people create unnecessary complexity, strife, and, worst of all, stress.

“People inspire you, or they drain you—pick them wisely.” – Hans F. Hansen    Continue reading

Arrested while applying for a green card: US immigration experts fear policy shift

Arrested while applying for a green card: US immigration experts fear policy shift

By Susan Zalkind – Saturday 1 April 2017- The Guardian

Multiple cases of people being arrested while seeking green cards marks a dramatic shift in immigration policy, say observers: ‘This is what we all feared’

Leandro Arriaga arrived at the immigration office with his US citizen wife and three-month-old daughter on Wednesday.

Their lawyer knew the meeting was a risk. Arriago, 43, who had come to the US from the Dominican Republic in 2000, did have an order of deportation out against him. But she had never had a client detained at a US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) meeting before.

The arrest of Arriago and at least three other people in Massachusetts this week while they were applying for their green cards marks a dramatic shift in immigration policy, say attorneys and experts.

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Guyana Government News Brief – March 6, 2017 – video

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Guyana Government News Brief – March 6, 2017

“The Statutes of Man” by Brazilian Poet Thiago de Mello

By Rosaliene Bacchus

Three Worlds One Vision

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Book Cover: Os Estatutos do Homem (The Statutes of Man) by Thiago de Mello
Photo Credit: Casas Bahia, Brazil

My Poetry Corner March 2017 features the poem “The Statutes of Man” (Os Estatutos do Homem) by Brazilian poet Thiago de Mello, born in 1926 in the State of Amazonas of Northern Brazil.

Growing up among Brazil’s exploited working class, Thiago de Mello devoted his poetry to addressing freedom, human dignity, and other social causes. When the military coup occurred in Brazil in 1964, he was the Cultural Attaché at the Brazilian Embassy in Santiago, Chile (1961-1964), where he became close friends with Pablo Neruda. He responded to the junta’s repressive, extra-constitutional decrees with his most famous poem, “The Statutes of Man.”

After resigning his overseas post and returning to Brazil, he was exiled in 1968 for denouncing the oppressive military dictatorship government (1964-1985). During his nine years in…

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Guyana aims to shift economy from gold to green – by Molly Bergen

Guyana aims to shift economy from gold to green

Alluvial gold mining in the rainforests of Guyana.

Alluvial gold mining in the rainforests of Guyana. This is a medium-scale operation; many Guyanese work in the artisanal, small-scale gold mining sector, which is built around removing minerals from topsoils. As the gold runs out, the supply accessible from the surface will be the first to disappear, leaving many people in search of new livelihoods. (© Pete Oxford/iLCP)      Continue reading

Hot Topics in Guyana; Trump the Parking Meters – by Francis Quamina Farrier

Hot Topics in Guyana; Trump the Parking Meters – by Francis Quamina Farrier

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Parking meter demo

Over the past month, (January/February 2017) I have been accessing what is the most popular talking point by Guyanese here in Guyana. Certainly there is a tie with the actions of the new American President, Donald Trump, in the White House, and the actions of Guyanese who are for and against the recently installed Parking Meters in Georgetown. These two “Hot Topics” are discussed everywhere you go in this beautiful English-speaking country.   Continue reading

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