Daily Archives: 10/25/2013

Education: Guyana cops most CXC awards in 2013

Education:  Guyana cops most CXC awards            

Thursday, 24 October 2013 – Demerara Waves

Guyana has copped five of the eight regional awards being offered by the Caribbean Examinations Council (CXC), Minister of Education Priya Manickchand announced on Thursday.

They are Yogeeta Persaud – Anna Regina Secondary School, Overall Outstanding Achievement; Rafena Mustapha – Saraswati Vidya Niketan, Most Outstanding in Humanities; Cecil Cox – Queen’s College, Most Outstanding in Sciences; Sasha S Woodroffe – Queen’s College, Most Outstanding in Business Studies; and Zimeena A Rasheed – Anna Regina Secondary School, Most Outstanding in Technical Vocational.

The other three awards for Most Outstanding Candidate in Visual Arts, 2-Dimensional Work, Most Outstanding Candidate in Visual Arts, 3-Dimensional Work and Most Outstanding Candidate in Short Story Writing were won by students outside of Guyana. Continue reading

Guyana-Venezuela: The consequences of ideology and avarice

Guyana-Venezuela: The consequences of ideology and avarice

by Sir Ronald Sanders

 published by Caribbean360.com
imageGuyana’s development should not continue to be unfairly stunted by – nor should the country have to continue to live under – the threat of Venezuelan military intervention says Sir Ronald Sanders.

Thursday October 24, 2013 – The internal politics of Venezuela is playing a big part in the sudden deterioration of that country’s relations with its smaller neighbour Guyana after a period of steady improvement.

Elements in the military apparatus of Venezuela appear to be determined to press a spurious claim to two-thirds of Guyana’s territory.  On present evidence, it seems that, unlike his predecessor Hugo Chavez, President Nicolás Maduro lacks the clout to restrain them.    Continue reading

Grenada- USA: Remembering ‘A Lovely Little War’ – commentary

Published on Tuesday, October 22, 2013 by Zinn Education Project Blog

Grenada: Remembering ‘A Lovely Little War’

grenada_ForwardEverBackwordNeverAnti-bullying curricula are the rage these days. But as teachers endeavor to build a culture of civility among young people in school, the official history curriculum they are provided often celebrates, or at least excuses, bullying among nations. Well, at least when the United States is the bully.

A good example is the U.S. invasion of Grenada—Operation Urgent Fury, as it was called by the Reagan administration—launched exactly 30 years ago this week, on Oct. 25, 1983. Grenada made an unlikely target of U.S. military might. Its main product was not oil but nutmeg. Its naval fleet consisted of about 10 fishing trawlers. Grenada’s population of 110,000 was smaller than Peoria, Illinois. At the time of the invasion, there was not a single stoplight in the entire country. So what put Grenada in the crosshairs of the Reagan administration?    Continue reading

Opposition PNM wins local government elections in Trinidad

Opposition PNM wins local government elections in Trinidad
Published on October 22, 2013
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People’s National Movement (PNM) Senator Fitzgerald Hinds celebrates with party supporters last night in Port of Spain. Photo: Micheal Bruce/Trinidad Express

By Marcia Braveboy
Caribbean News Now Senior Correspondent
marcia@caribbeannewsnow.com
Twitter: @mbraveboy

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad [UPDATE] — “We have won,” declared Keith Rowley, the political leader of the opposition People’s National Movement (PNM), as preliminary results in Monday’s local government elections in Trinidad showed the PNM emerging with 8 of the 14 corporations up for grabs.

As predicted by the North American Caribbean Teachers Association (NACTA) poll, the PNM retained the three corporations it held in the 2010 election and picked up five more, giving it control of eight corporations so far.    Continue reading