Daily Archives: 12/16/2013

Documentary on the Timber Industry in Guyana – video

Documentary on the Timber Industry in Guyana

Published on Sep 11, 2013 – The documentary sets out to show the harvesting practice as well as species selection of timbers in Guyana. It also shows the end use applications of the various species. Other valuable information on the timber industry in Guyana is also disclosed.

 

IMF supports job and pay cuts in Barbados

IMF supports job and pay cuts in Barbados

image A statement issued at the end of the review noted that Barbados’ wage bill rose to 10.3 percent of GDP, the highest in the region.

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, Monday December 16, 2013, CMC – The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has endorsed the decision by the Barbados government to sever 3,000 public servants and implement wage cuts next year.

An IMF team headed by Nicole Laframboise met with government officials, opposition legislators and representatives from the private sector, trade unions and academia as it conducted its 2013 Article IV consultation this week.

A statement issued at the end of the review on Friday noted that Barbados’ wage bill rose to 10.3 percent of Gross Domestic Product (GDP), the highest in the region.  Continue reading

How to build with clay… and community – TED video

Diébédo Francis Kéré: How to build with clay… and community

Published on Dec 10, 2013

Diébédo Francis Kéré knew exactly what he wanted to do when he got his degree in architecture… He wanted to go home to Gando in Burkina Faso, to help his neighbors reap the benefit of his education. In this charming talk, Kéré shows off some of the beautiful structures he’s helped to build in his small village in the years since then, including an award-winning primary school made from clay by the entire community.

André Rieu – A Tribute To Nelson Mandela

André Rieu – A Tribute To Nelson Mandela

Published on Dec 10, 2013 –A Tribute To Nelson Mandela performed by solist Kimmy Skota, André Rieu and Johann Strauss Orchestra. Recorded Live in Wembley Arena on December 7 2013. My African Dream.

Concert in Wembley Arena is part of the André Rieu UK Tour 2013.

The Dougla Defect – by Sara Bharrat

The Dougla Defect

15 Dec 2013 – Reproduced with permission from Sara Bharrat’s blog at http://sarabharrat.wordpress.com/

For Rochelle Etwaroo: the hybrid of two great people and a seed of hope.

Dougla Defect?  Indian speaks to a Dougla woman about her Dougla baby Indian: The baby getting nice now.  Now he complexion comin’ lil clear. (Rochelle Etwaroo photo and testimony)Dougla Defect?
Indian speaks to a Dougla woman about her Dougla baby
Indian: The baby getting nice now.
Now he complexion comin’ lil clear.
(Rochelle Etwaroo photo and testimony)

The Dougla Defect is evidence of Guyana’s ongoing Black and Indian war. It is a source of shame to both the Black and Indian man who insists on remaining entrenched in fear. They have both condemned the hybrid of themselves to that cold, cruel no man’s land that separates them.
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