Daily Archives: 08/29/2011

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial

A memorial honoring Martin Luther King Jr. is set to be dedicated August 28 on the National Mall. Hundreds of thousands of spectators are expected to attend the event, but many people will sneak a peek at the memorial in the days leading up to it.

These are photos of the nation’s newest memorial below.  Click to go to the web page  … Continue reading

Ten Things Martin Luther King, Jr. Taught Us

Today’s Visionary: 10 Things Martin Luther King, Jr. Taught Us About Today’s Struggles

By Richard (RJ) Eskow

A lot of people in the media are so afraid of offending anyone that they can’t even tell the truth about the man whose memorial is being unveiled this weekend in Washington.

Their coverage could give you the impression that the purpose of Martin Luther King, Jr’s life was simply to make everybody in this country feel good about themselves. So once again we’re presenting ten quotes that represent Dr. King as he truly was — the kind of brave and visionary leader we so badly need today.   Continue reading

Jagdeo brushes off US Envoy’s concerns about Guyana’s Narco-image

Jagdeo brushes off US envoy’s concerns about Guyana’s narco-image   ||
Written by Denis Scott Chabrol
Monday, 29 August 2011 11:11
jagdeoclicoPresident Bharrat Jagdeo on Monday (August 29), brushed aside concerns about the image of Guyana as a country heading for narco-statehood and his administration appearing unwilling to fight the drug trade.Confidential United States diplomatic cables recently released by the whistleblowing site, Wikeleaks, saw the then American Ambassador Roland Bullen weighing in on the reasons why an office of the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) was not yet opened in Guyana. Continue reading

Corruption in India – 12 day hunger strike forces change

Corruption in India ….12 day hunger strike forces change

AUGUST 28, 2011 | BY KNEWS |

In a remarkable feat of patriotism and bravery, Anna Hazare’s fight for the wellbeing of his beloved India has come to a triumphant close.

Last night, the Indian Parliament in New Delhi unanimously passed a resolution accepting Hazare’s demands on the Jan Lokpal Bill and incorporating elements from it in a new draft. Supporters around the nation went into an uproar as the news spread across the airwaves after Parliament conceded to the Hazare’s demands.     Continue reading

Hurricane Irene – Damage in USA slide show – 117 photos

Hurricane Irene damage
Officials survey the damage to Route 12 on Hatteras Island, N.C., Aug. 28. Hurricane Irene swept through the area Saturday, Aug. 27, cutting the roadway in five locations. See all 117 photos at link below:   Continue reading

Guyana Oriental College Old Students Association


867 Troy Ave.,

Brooklyn New York, 11203

We are organizing an Alumni Association for our “old school”.

Please contact us if you were a student of Guyana Oriental College.

 Contact Mrs. Penelope Stephens Bascom

Director/ Asst. Secretary (organizing)

 Tel. 347-499-3889

Email: pennymbgt@yahoo.com

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