Monthly Archives: August 2012

2012: Something Is Going On!? – NASA debunks concerns – 3 videos

2012 Something Is Going On!

Everything Changes On Earth 12 21 2012

NASA Debunks Wacky 2012 Claims .. video

2012 myths and wacky claims debunked by a real expert, know doubt the nut jobs will think this is yet another government cover story.

US: Drought threatens crops – millions may go hungry

Millions Go Hungry as Congress Considers Food Stamp Cuts and Drought Threatens Crops

Thursday, 23 August 2012 10:26 By Mike Ludwig, Truthout | Report

Nearly one in five Americans could not afford the food they or their families needed at some point in the past year, and now anti-poverty advocates are pressing Congress to abandon proposed food stamp cuts as a historic drought threatens to drive up food prices across the country.

A Gallup poll released this week shows that 18.2 percent of Americans did not have enough money to buy the food they or their families needed at least once during the past year. In 15 states, at least 1 in 5 Americans polled in the first half of 2012 reported struggling to pay for food during the past 12 months.

Little has changed since 2011, when 18.6 percent of Americans reported struggling to afford food, but proposed food stamp cuts in Congress and the worst drought in half a century could soon make matters worse.  [Read more]

Guyana: Amerindians and mining

Guyana: Amerindians and mining

Posted By Stabroek staff On August 19, 2012- Editorial |

While events in Linden were commanding public attention, the National Toshaos Council Conference was held in Georgetown between August 6 and August 10.  In previous years it has generated greater public interest because there was no news on the scale of the troubles in the mining town to obscure its proceedings. This year, however, not a great deal emerged about it, although last week, the Region 7 Toshaos released a statement relating to their concerns about the way in which it was conducted, while Toshao Solomon Lewis of Kurutuku subsequently had some comments to make on the subject as well.

They all were of the view that they were not accorded sufficient time to raise their issues, although the Toshaos from Regions 1 and 9 were given extra time to talk about the support they were receiving from the government. This is not the first time this kind of complaint has been heard; accusations about government-managed sessions have been made in relation to the previous conferences as well.  [Read more]

Eusi Kwayana: various articles on and by Eusi Kwayana

Eusi Kwayana

Posted: 29 Aug 2012 08:53 AM PDT

Eusi Kwaynna

Here are a set of articles and general information on Eusi Kwayana:

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E.R. Braithwaite – articles, radio, and movies of “To Sir With Love”

Here is a collection of articles, radio programs, and videos on E. R.  Braithwaite.  it also contains the two movies: “To Sir With Love” (1967) and “To Sir With Love 2″(1996).

E.R. Braithwaite

Posted: 27 Aug 2012 05:08 AM PDT

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‘To Sir with Love Author’ E.R Braithwaite is a Special Person

Guyanese novelist E.R. Braithwaite awarded Cacique Crown of Honour

‘To Sir with Love’ Author E.R Braithwaite is a Special Person


By Michael Jordan

 “It sold very well in England because they rushed to a second printing because of the demand. For a long time I had the feeling that it was not real; for a while I would wake up and find I was dreaming. The newspapers were calling me for interviews. And the book seemed to have a life of its own…it seemed to teach all the right points to people who had an interest in the lives of young people.”

His life sounds like an implausible Hollywood script:  Black youth seeks fortune in foreign land; gets teaching job in tough white neighbourhood… then turns his experiences into a bestselling book and a blockbuster movie.

[Read complete article – ‘To Sir with Love’ Author E.R Braithwaite is a Special Person]

10 Top Telecommuting Jobs to Live Abroad

10 Top Telecommuting Jobs to Live Abroad

By Christina Couch | – Thu, Aug 23, 2012

As technology makes it increasingly easy to punch the clock in a virtual office, employees once tied to a desk may now have the ability to work from home or even abroad. In fact, studies from Global Workplace Analytics, a research and consultancy firm headquartered in Carlsbad, Calif., show that approximately 3 million U.S. workers that aren’t self-employed work from home full time while an estimated 52 million workers have telecommute-compatible jobs. For those who’d rather converse in foreign languages than by the company water cooler, here are 10 of the best gigs for telecommuting while abroad.    [Read More]

GUYANA and CARIBBEAN RECIPES – New Listings now available


Note: Recipes from the Guyana Outpost Website were no longer available for some time, as the site was closed. 

We have now recovered the links to these recipes from the archives. It has the most recipes in a wide range of categories:

     GO TO THIS LINK: Guyana Outpost Recipes


Here are some links to other similar websites.




Georgetown – The Great Fire of 1945

Georgetown – The Great Fire of 1945

Re- Stabroek News May 7th. 2000

RA&CS building ablaze

As people jumped up in the streets on Mashramani, they probably did not realize that in addition to being the thirtieth anniversary of Guyana’s advent to republican status, the day also marked the fifty-fifth anniversary of possibly the most destructive fire in Georgetown’s history.
On February 23, 1945, the Great Fire, as it came to be known, devastated the commercial heart of the capital, and consumed a host of historical and architectural gems which had given the city its aesthetic flair. In addition, it laid waste the RA&CS building and its unique collection of books and papers pertaining to the past of this country.

Beginning in what was then Bookers Drug Store, the fire raged virtually unimpeded for five hours, incinerating 23 buildings, damaging seven others, and scorching several more.     [Read more of The Great Fire of 1945]

— Post # 1820

Surviving Brazil’s Hyperinflation in the 1990s – Rosaliene Bacchus

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When I started working at Melon Exporters S.A. in the early 1990s, I earned an impressive seven-figure monthly salary, the equivalent of six minimum salaries at that time. Those were the days when we struggled with hyperinflation. A year later, the Brazilian Central Bank chopped off three zeroes from the cruzeiro in circulation and introduced the cruzeiro real.

One of my challenges as a working solo mom was keeping my two sons in a good school: a safe environment with qualified teachers. At the beginning of every school year, text books, school materials, and school attire stretched my budget to bursting point. Several major retail stores offered in-store credit to customers with a good credit history. I needed a chance to build my credit history. Help came from…

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