Daily Archives: March 15, 2013

Pope Francis – The first southern pope – commentary

Pope Francis – The first southern pope

Pope Francis inherits a mess but has great opportunities. He will need to act quickly

EVEN non-believers and non-Catholics should care about the election of Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio of Buenos Aires as Pope Francis. The church which he will now head matters. Its unique privileges in the secular world (such as statehood and a voice at the UN) open it to secular scrutiny. Its good works (such as orphanages and hospitals) are vital. It matters in diplomacy, especially in behind-the-scenes peacemaking. It helped destroy Soviet communism, a global evil. Its stubborn defence of religious freedom is a headache for China’s rulers.    Continue reading

Gov’t, opposition unite on motion to clean up Georgetown

Gov’t, opposition unite on motion to clean up Georgetown

(Demerara Waves)  14 March 2013

Picture: Parliament Building where the National Assembly sits.

The government late Thursday night 14th March 2013 threw its support behind an opposition motion which calls for a concerted effort to restore Georgetown to its former glory.

The motion was piloted in the National Assembly by the APNU’s Volda Lawrence.

It called on the government to utilise “every machinery, work force, and agencies at its disposal” in an effort to “restore Georgetown to the Garden City of the Caribbean.”
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“The Cab Ride” – a philosophical message + music video

Sometimes it’s the smallest gesture that leaves a great impression.

The Cab Ride I’ll Never Forget

by Kent Nerburn

Twenty years ago, I drove a cab for a living. One time I arrived in the middle of the night for a pick up at a building that was dark except for a single light in a ground floor window.

Under these circumstances, many drivers would just honk once or twice, wait a minute, then drive away. But I had seen too many impoverished people who depended on taxis as their only means of transportation. Unless a situation smelled of danger, I always went to the door. This passenger might be someone who needs my assistance, I reasoned to myself. So I walked to the door and knocked.

“Just a minute,” answered a frail, elderly voice.      Continue reading

New York Tutorial Support Group – Annual Breakfast – April 13, 2013

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