Daily Archives: July 7, 2013

Brazil: Bouncing Back During a Financial Crisis

Another entry from Rosaliene Bacchus’ Blog.

Three Worlds One Vision

Brazilian Invoice for Sample Shipment of HammocksInvoice for Sample Shipment of Brazilian Hammocks to the USA
August 1999

 

As a mother and breadwinner in my family, I could not fall apart when Ceará Importers* cut my work-hours and pay in half. I had to remain strong and focused. I had to maintain my equilibrium. There was no room for self-pity, anger or hopelessness. My sons, then fourteen and sixteen years old, depended on me for survival. Together, we found ways of cutting our expenses to the bone. We had to support each other to get through this period of financial difficulty.

In search of a new work contract, I spent the first three months meeting with business contacts. The year 1999 was a tough time to find work at any level. Brazil’s economy was in shambles as a result of the collapse of the Asian and Russian economies. The unemployment rate rose daily. Consumption…

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St. Cuthbert’s Mission: Amerindian Heritage Day 1992 – video

St. Cuthbert’s Mission & Amerindian Heritage Day 1992

By Dwight Barran – St Marteen,  West Indies

During my very first visit to my father’s country of nativity I decided to visit the original “owners” of Guyana, The “AmerIndians”. Arriving at St. Cuthbert’s Mission Captain Klenkian met us and we were given a tour of the settlement or village. Captain Klenkian also entertained us by answering many questions.

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Pope Francis plays the Tenor Pan at the Vatican

Pope Francis plays the Tenor Pan at the Vatican

July 6, 2013 – by Pan Times –  Images from: REUTERS/Gabriel Bouys/Pool

Above:  Holding his own tenor sticks, Pope Francis looks at the President of Trinidad & Tobago Anthony Carmona (left) playing a tenor pan, during a private audience at the Vatican July 6, 2013. REUTERS/Gabriel Bouys/Pool        Continue reading

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