Daily Archives: 11/18/2013

Roraima – the Brazil State bordering Guyana

Roraima State,  Brazil

Roraima State, Brazil

 Roraima is the least populated state of Brazil, South America, with fewer than 500 000 inhabitants. It is the northernmost state, which places it firmly within the beautiful Amazon Jungle. It covers a total area of 224 299 square kilometres or 86 602 square miles. The capital city of Roraima is Boa Vista. [Read more]

The semi-nomadic hunter-gatherer tribes inhabited the jungles of Roraima for centuries. They lived in small communities, using the land for their survival. Then, when the Europeans started to explore the world, they ‘discovered’ South America, settling in various areas to colonise and develop them.   Continue reading

Guyana’s last frontier breached by road from Brazil – GHRA

Guyana’s last frontier breached by road from Brazil

NOVEMBER 16, 2013 | BY KNEWS |  LETTERS

DEAR EDITOR,

Guyana’s last frontier is being breached by Brazilian mining interests who are constructing a road intended to drive deep into the heart of South Rupununi, eventually reaching the New River Triangle. This development will generate a cascade of economic, social, security, political and environmental problems in an area of Guyana which currently has token governmental infrastructure.

If the governing administration is aware of this reckless initiative, the nation deserves an explanation. However, whether legal or illegal, the Guyana Human Rights Association (GHRA) is calling for this venture to be stopped immediately, and those responsible condignly punished to deter like-minded attempts.    Continue reading

Treasured words – Alexander the Great

Alexander-the-Great

Alexander-the-Great

Treasured words – Alexander the Great

This is why we should ALL live our lives to the fullest each and every day

 The last wishes of Alexander the Great:  [Read his Biography here]

On his death bed, Alexander summoned his generals and told them his three ultimate wishes:

1. The best doctors should carry his coffin;
2. The wealth he has accumulated (money, gold, precious stones.) should be scattered along the procession to the cemetery.
3. His hands should be let loose, hanging outside the coffin for all to see!!

One of his generals who was surprised by these unusual requests asked Alexander to explain.

Here is what Alexander the Great had to say:    Continue reading