Daily Archives: 02/28/2013

Mash 2013:- Soca, Calypso & Chutney Releases – 29 videos

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Mash 2013:- The Professor – God Don’t Sleep – winning Calypso banned by Government

The Professor – God Don’t Sleep

Published on Feb 25, 2013

This was the winning 2013 Calypso in Guyana and the Guyana Government BANNED it from radio along with all of the other songs from the finals claiming that they were all Anti Government.

Guyana flag-raising at Irvington City Hall. New Jersey USA

Guyana story by Tangerine

Irvington Mayor Wayne Smith (left) and members of the Guyanese Assn. of New Jersey (from left): Conrad McPherson, Janet Mitchell, Jennifer Innis-Bazilio, Molly Berry, Sandra Taylor Harte, Allison Butters-Grant, president of the East Orange Guyanese Association and Keith Oliver Dow.

Guyana flag-raising at Irvington City Hall New Jersey, USA

By Tangerine Clarke

Guyana’s national flag, the Golden Arrowhead, was hoisted over City Hall in Irvington, NJ USA on Friday, Feb. 22, as Mayor Wayne Smith joined the Guyanese Association of New Jersey in celebrating their country’s 43rd anniversary.       Continue reading

BBC – Future of Food – Part 1: India – video

BBC – Future of Food – Part 1: India

Uploaded on Feb 27, 2012

In the past year, we have seen food riots on three continents, food inflation has rocketed and experts predict that by 2050, if things don’t change, we will see mass starvation across the world. This film sees George Alagiah travel the world in search of solutions to the growing global food crisis.
From the two women working to make their Yorkshire market town self-sufficient to the academic who claims it could be better for the environment to ship in lamb from New Zealand, George Alagiah meets the people who believe they know how we should feed the world as demand doubles by the middle of the century.     Continue reading

The food threat to human civilisation – by Paul and Anne Ehrlich

The food threat to human civilisation

Stabroek News – February 26, 2013  –

By Paul R Ehrlich and Anne H Ehrlich

Paul R Ehrlich is Professor of Population Studies, Department of Biological Sciences, Stanford University; Anne H Ehrlich is the associate director and policy coordinator of the Center for Conservation Biology, Stanford University.

PALO ALTO – Humanity faces a growing complex of serious, highly interconnected environmental problems, including much-discussed challenges like climate change, as well as the equally or more serious threat to the survival of organisms that support our lives by providing critical ecosystem services such as crop pollination and agricultural pest control.

We face numerous other threats as well: the spread of toxic synthetic chemicals worldwide, vast epidemics, and a dramatic decline in the quality and accessibility of mineral resources, water, and soils.   [Read more: The food threat to human civilisation]

INDIA: one billion villagers – by Stanley Wolpert

INDIA: one billion villagers – by Stanley Wolpert

In today’s selection — with an estimated 1.2 billion inhabitants, the nation of India is the second largest on earth, and with faster population growth than China’s, will likely become the largest. Most of India’s population lives in the more than half million small villages that dot the countryside, reluctantly yielding to the inevitable tides of change, closely connected to the other members of their jati. Jati means caste, a kinship group larger than a family, but smaller and less self-sustaining than a tribe.

There are thousands of jatis in modern India, tight-knit groups preserving ancient customs and traditions, and they should not be confused with India’s ancient class or varna system, which is still partially observed and includes Brahmans (priests), Kshatriyas (warriors), Vaishyas (merchants and landowners), Shudras (serfs), and those outside this system known as the Dalits or untouchables:

Read more: INDIA -One Billion Villagers