Daily Archives: October 9, 2012

Opposition believes police shooting of unarmed persons has reached crisis level – 2 videos

Opposition believes police shooting of unarmed persons has reached crisis level – video

The Joint Opposition parties in the National Assembly, believe that the number of events of unarmed persons being shot by the police has reached crisis level and it’s an issue they intend to take to the National Assembly when the Assembly returns from its 2 month recess.

The opposition just before the recess had passed a no confidence motion on the Home Affairs Minister, Clement Rohee . It was the first time that such a motion was passed against a sitting member of the National Assembly. The Government did not budge and the Minister is still holding on to his portfolio.      [ more  –  Opposition believes police shooting of unarmed persons has reached crisis level]

Also view this video of the recent shootings by police in Guyana:

The shooting death of 21-year-old Dameon Belgrave just outside the fish shop on the eve of his birthday Friday night, is once again renewing focus on the way the police carry out operations and whether they are trained enough.

Belgrave was standing with friends in the crowded fish shop area when two gunshots rang out from a party of policemen and Belgrave fell to the ground. His friends ducked for cover. When they checked on him, they were left speechless after realizing that he had been shot.           [more – Also view this video of the recent shootings by police in Guyana]

Tourism Matters – Letter by Adrian Loverage – Barbados

Tourism Matters –  Letter by Adrian Loverage – Barbados
Published on October 4, 2012 – Caribbean News Now
Dear Sir:

In a recent newspaper article entitled ‘Tourism Hope from Canada’ written by Gercine Carter, the outgoing Canadian High Commissioner for Barbados, Ruth Archibald, commented that she thought “there is lots of opportunity for continued growth” out of that market.Many of us would agree with her, especially when she “suggested that there was even more room for expansion in Western Canada”.

I immediately thought of my early travel industry years, almost four decades ago in Winnipeg, having been there partially during the pioneering days of Wardair. Continue reading

Reflections on “Columbus” Day – commentary

Reflections on “Columbus” Day

Monday, 08 October 2012 00:00 By Johnny Barber, Truthout | Op-Ed

An illustration of Christoper Columbus arriving in America.An illustration of Christoper Columbus arriving in America. (Photo: L. Prang & Co., Boston)

I love Columbus Day. Each year, I recall the simple song I learned as a child about the man who “discovered” America. I still recall the innocent boy whose imagination was taken by the story of adventure and discovery.

In fourteen hundred and ninety two
Columbus sailed the ocean blue.

On Columbus Day, I reflect on the facts of that fateful discovery. Hispaniola at the time of Columbus’ arrival was home to as many as 300,000 people.

On seeing the Arawak people Columbus wrote in his journal, “At daybreak great multitudes of men came to the shore, all young and of fine shapes, and very handsome. Their eyes are large and very beautiful.” In the same entry he wrote, “It appears to me, that the people are ingenious, and would be good servants and I am of opinion that they would very readily become Christians, as they appear to have no religion.” Columbus kidnapped up to 25 people, although only seven or eight survived the journey back to Spain. By 1496, it is estimated that one third of the population had been killed or taken as slaves. In 1592, fewer than 200 Indigenous people remained. By 1555, none survived.     Continue reading

Was Jesus Married? A Religion Scholar Decodes the Clues

Was Jesus Married? A Religion Scholar Decodes the Clues

Monday, 08 October 2012 00:00 By Dr. Tony Nugent, Away Point Blog| News Analysis

A 4th Century papyrus fragment, now being called The Gospel of Jesus’s Wife, has reignited the controversy over whether Jesus was or was not married. While many scholars believe the fragment authentic, and are awaiting further tests, the Vatican is calling it an “inept forgery,” and FOX newsman Shepard Smith comments that “Christian tradition obviously holds that Jesus never got married. I mean, whoever heard of Mr. and Mrs. Jesus?”

Karen L. King, Hollis Professor of Divinity at Harvard Divinity School, presented the fragment at the September 18 meeting of the 10th International Congress of Coptic Studies in Rome.

According to King, this fragment is a 4th Century Coptic work which was probably originally written in Greek in the 2nd Century. The text has eight partially legible lines, so that it reads:            [read more  Was Jesus Married ]

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