Daily Archives: March 16, 2013

Mega farm by Barbados investors taking shape in Rupununi

Mega farm by Bajan investors taking shape in Rupununi

Posted By Stabroek editor On March 16, 2013 |  Comments

A Barbados company is pushing ahead with a mega farm in Region Nine which will have rice as its centre piece.

The Government Information Agency last night said that along with the cultivated areas, Santa Fe has almost completed a state-of-the-art rice mill with huge silos which will be used to store the paddy harvested from the large fields.

GINA said that the project – operated by the Simpson family of Barbados – will be expanding the current cultivation by an additional 980 acres by the end of June this year. This will make it a total of 1000 acres of upland rice being cultivated with the zero tillage technology/method.   Continue reading

No place for abuse in political discourse – Ramkarran

No place for abuse in political discourse – Ramkarran

Stabroek editor On March 16, 2013   Comments

Former PPP leading light Ralph Ramkarran has criticized the party’s leaders over abuse heaped on AFC executive Moses Nagamootoo at a remembrance for the Jagans two weeks ago at Port Mourant.

In a column to appear in tomorrow’s Sunday Stabroek, Ramkarran declared that abuse had no place in political discourse and the attacks ran counter to all of the teachings and examples set by the late President Cheddi Jagan.

Ramkarran said that if the party wanted to seriously address the departure of Nagamootoo from the party and its implications then it had to address a number of areas including democratizing and restructuring the party and talking to the opposition.       Continue reading

Linden Commission of Enquiry Compensation:- letter by Red Thread

Linden Commission of Enquiry Compensation:-  letter by Red Thread

March 15, 2013

Dear Editor,

Although others have condemned the size of the compensation awarded by the Linden Commission of Enquiry (the Report uses the words “awarded” and “recommended” interchangeably), the travesty of justice becomes clearer if we break the figures down. This is a strategy Red Thread often uses: to break down large figures into what they mean for each household or individual per day: what is the Old Age Pension per day per recipient? Public Assistance? The minimum wage? The wages of domestic workers, security guards, shop assistants, cooks and cleaners in small restaurants? What can each wage buy? How does it compare to the cost of items of basic food?  Of shelter? Of sending children to school? Of medicine? Of transport? Of utility bills?                 Continue reading

The Shocking Truth About Your Health – video

The Shocking Truth About Your Health – Lissa Rankin

Uploaded on Dec 5, 2011 TEDxFiDiWomen

Lissa Rankin, MD is an OB/GYN physician, author, keynote speaker, consultant to health care visionaries, professional artist, and founder of the women’s health and wellness community OwningPink.com. Discouraged by the broken, patriarchal health care system, she left her medical practice in 2007 only to realize that you can quit your job, but you can’t quit your calling.

This epiphany launched her on a journey of discovery that led her to become a leader in the field of mind/body medicine, which she blogs about at OwningPink.com and is writing about in her third book Mind Over Medicine: Scientific Proof You Can Heal Yourself (Hay House, 2013).   Continue reading

XGDF Association of NYC – Reunion Dance – April 13, 2013

XGDF Dance

Guyanese Film Screening & Benefit Event in NYC – April 6, 2013

Guyanese Film Screening & Benefit Event in NYC

Hosted by Peace Corps and El Dorado

New York, NY – April 6th 2013 – Join us for an elegant evening of Fine Art, Music, Film & Cocktails from NYC to Guyana…Saturday, April 6th 2013 – 6pm – 9pm — Friends & Returned Peace Corps Volunteers of Guyana (FROG) a non-profit organization of former Peace Corps volunteers will host a special screening of the award-winning 64th Festival de Cannes Official Selection, Guyanese short film The Seawall and launch The Mason Richards Film Fellowship for students at The University of Guyana.

This Benefit event will also feature select works of fine art by prominent artists of Guyanese descent including renowned Yale University MFA Marlon Forrester and others.

Guests will enjoy delicious Guyanese fare, wine, and scrumptious specialty cocktails courtesy of Guyana’s El Dorado Rum…and will be serenaded by live ‘creole jazz in Shanto Tradition’ with Special Guest Guyanese Master Drummer Baba Mpho in downtown Manhattan’s 154 Stanton Galley private lounge and Roof top deck.    Continue reading

Al Green – 100 Top Tracks – videos ..autoplay

AL GREEN – 100 Top Tracks – videos ..autoplay

Albert Greene (born April 13, 1946),[1] better known as Al Green or Reverend Al Green, is an American gospel and soul music singer. He reached the peak of his popularity in the 1970s, with hit singles such as “Tired of Being Alone“, “Let’s Stay Together“, “I’m Still In Love With You“, “You Ought to Be with Me“, and “Love and Happiness”.[2] In 2005, Rolling Stone named him No. 66 in their list of the ‘100 Greatest Artists of All Time’. The nomination stated that “people are born to do certain things, and Al was born to make us smile.”[3] The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inducted Green in 1995, referring to him as “one of the most gifted purveyors of soul music.” Green has sold more than 20 million records.  Wikipedia. [Read More]