Daily Archives: 11/16/2013

President Obama: It does not have to be true! – by Ron Persaud

It does not have to be true!
(Just saying appears to be enough.)

By Ron Persaud

President Obama

President Obama

I wish to state that I do not believe that President Obama is untrustworthy  or a liar; but he is being framed as both.

This is not new!

 Ever since he was nominated to run for the Office of President of the United States of America, Mr. Obama has been the target of a concerted and coordinated effort to discredit his qualifications (transcripts!), his eligibility (birthers!) and by open-mike envy (Jessie Jackson!).    Continue reading

Guyana – The new $5,000 note – commentary

The $5,000 note  [worth app US$25]

$5000 bill

People often talk about someone being pennywise and pound foolish. Ever since the government announced that it was introducing the $5,000 note there were queries whether the decision would not fuel inflation.

The powers that be, especially the Deputy Governor of the Bank of Guyana, said that the last hike in the value of the currency note was in 1999. On November 15, 1965 the currency notes that existed were in denominations of 1, 5, 10, and 20 dollars.   Continue reading

Competing Monuments, Services marking Jonestown Anniversary

Written by MOHAMED HAMALUDIN   – South Florida Times
Thursday, 14 November 2013

jim-jones_web.jpgThirty-five years after he lay dead in a clearing in the sweltering jungles of Guyana, the ghost of Jim Jones still haunts the survivors and families of the more than 900 men, women and children who died in a mass murder-suicide tragedy instigated by the leader of the Peoples Temple of Love.

But, in death, as he was in life, Jones’ legacy remains one of controversy, this time centering on how the events of Nov. 18, 1978, in a short-lived settlement called Jonestown in Guyana’s Northwest District should be memorialized.

The 35th anniversary is expected to see two competing memorials at a site in the Evergreen Cemetery in Oakland, Calif., where hundreds of the victims were buried after their bodies were repatriated to the United States.    Continue reading

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