Daily Archives: 08/27/2012

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


http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/2005/jul/23/featuresreviews.guardianreview20                Continue reading

‘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.

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10 Top Telecommuting Jobs to Live Abroad

10 Top Telecommuting Jobs to Live Abroad

By Christina Couch | Bankrate.com – 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.

1. GUYANA DINING     http://www.guyanadining.com/recipes/

2. REAL NICE GUYANA – Recipes    https://www.realniceguyana.com/recipes/

3. GUYANA PRIDE Website http://guyanesepride.com/recipe-list.php?catid=7

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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Billionaires, bigotry and Barack – commentary

Billionaires, bigotry and Barack

By Stabroek News – Guyana   August 25, 2012  Editorial |

The US elections may seem safely distant to outsiders but many American pundits are confidently predicting a struggle for Obama to survive the disappointed hopes and lack of change in his first term. Predictably, a central concern is the candidates’ relative war chests, and their capacity to raise huge sums of money quickly – formerly one of Obama’s marked strengths. Here the playing field has tilted significantly. Despite Congress’s recent attempts to reform campaign finance, political money has never been less constrained. This favoured Obama in 2008 but handicaps him severely today.

A 2010 Supreme Court ruling (Citizens United v Federal Election Commission) interpreted donations to Political Action Commitees (PACs) as a form of  “political speech” and opened the door for the so-called Super-PACs, whose exorbitant budgets dwarf traditional financing.  Wealthy Americans have not been slow to grasp the implications of the revolution and have given generously – mostly to the Republican Party.    Continue reading

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