Daily Archives: September 24, 2012

Linden shooting unjustified – Top Cop Brumell

Linden shooting unjustified – Top Cop Brumell

Demerara Waves – Monday, 24 September 2012

 Acting Police Commissioner Leroy Brumell is the first person to be called before the Commission of InquiryActing Police Commissioner Leroy Brumell on Monday stated that the use of lethal force by the police on July 18 at Linden which left three protesters dead was unjustified.He made the statement at the opening of the hearings of the Commission of Inquiry into the shooting as the first witness to present evidence.Brumell was questioned by Commissioner KD Knight who took the Top Cop through the lead up to the shooting and afterward.                      Continue reading

The Seawall, Tales of the Guyana Coast – film

The Seawall, Tales of the Guyana Coast – film

This is a film about the ongoing battle to build and maintain the sea defences of Guyana.  It gives a historical perspective as the earlier Dutch and English planters and Governors had to battle the sea and the flood from rainfall as well.  The rising sea levels, if they occur, will make the sea defences  even more difficult to control flooding during high tides.
Director and Camera: Ray Kril Script and Co Director: Rupert Roopnaraine Sound and editing: Theo Raben Producer: Gloria Lowe Original Music: Richie Maxwell Featuring Mark Matthews as the Old man recounting the history of the seawall …  Total time =00:52:11 mins.
— Guyanese Online Post #1890

What’s wrong with what we eat: Mark Bittman

In this fiery and funny talk, New York Times food writer Mark Bittman weighs in on what’s wrong with the way we eat now (too much meat, too few plants; too much fast food, too little home cooking), and why it’s putting the entire planet at risk.

Mark Bittman is a bestselling cookbook author, journalist and television personality. His friendly, informal approach to home cooking has shown millions that fancy execution is no substitute for flavor and soul. Full bio »

 I’ll never stop eating animals, I’m sure, but I do think that for the benefit of everyone, the time has come to stop raising them industrially and stop eating them thoughtlessly.” (Mark Bittman)

What’s wrong with what we eat: Mark Bittman

The global food waste scandal: Tristram Stuart – 2 videos

Western countries throw out nearly half of their food, not because it’s inedible — but because it doesn’t look appealing. Tristram Stuart delves into the shocking data of wasted food, calling for a more responsible use of global resources.

Tristram Stuart sounds the warning bell on global food waste, calling for us to change the systems whereby large quantities of produce and other foods end up in trash heaps. Full bio»

The global food waste scandal: Tristram Stuart

Tackling food waste: feeding the 5,000 – Trafalgar Square, London – video    Continue reading

When a Company dies – Rosaliene Bacchus

Three Worlds One Vision

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Source: ActionCoach Brasil (acisa.org.br)

 

When our Brazilian Temporary Visas came up for review and renewal, I was working at Melon Exporters S.A. Since my estranged husband had returned to Guyana, I had to prove to the immigration authorities at the Federal Police Department that I was capable of providing for myself and two sons.

After checking my Application for Renewal Form, the courteous Federal Police Officer handling our case looked up at me. “Shouldn’t your position be secretary?”

“I am the import-export manager,” I said, showing him the Declaration from Melon Exporters S.A. stating my position and monthly salary. I had also brought a recent newspaper clipping about our company and its founder. Melon Exporters S.A. was a success story for the State of Ceará. We had a good export record. I was proud to be part of the team.

My first inkling of trouble came…

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Linden Fund Canada: Dinner-Dance Nov. 3, 2012 – Toronto

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