Daily Archives: 12/19/2013

Capitol News -TV News Videos – 17 Dec 2013

Capitol News TV News Videos – 17 Dec 2013

  • Former national Telecommunication and now GT&T employees continue fight for benefits
  • Guyana records highest gold declaration
  • IDB expected to fund Mandela avenue expansion project
  • Organization addressing problem of men and domestic violence
  • Sports

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Former national Telecommunication and now GT&T employees continue fight for benefits  Posted: 17 Dec 2013 03:59 AM PST

The struggle continues for the Former Guyana Telecommunication Corporation now GT&T pensioners to get their rightful pension and gratuity.  This is after two decades of trying to resolve the issue in an amicable way.  Today the pensioners took their grievances to the ministry of finance in another quest to get what they said they rightfully […] Continue reading

Designing for a purpose – By Tangerine Clarke

Designing for a purpose
By Tangerine Clarke – December 16, 2013 – caribbeanlifenews.com
Designer Donna Ramsammy-James – Fashion Show in Georgetown. Guyana

Donna Ramsammy-James is pictured here in white

Donna Ramsammy-James is pictured here in white

The recent haute couture show of preeminent Guyanese fashion designer Donna Ramsammy-James was fashion poetry in motion. The pieces were whimsical in style, colorful in glorious splendor and gorgeous on the bodies of the models.

This was one of the best collections ever unveiled by the designer who for the last fifteen year has given her private audience a reason to stand and applause. Muujiza wa Amani, meaning -“magic of peace”- was the themed 2014 collection that captured Ramsammy-James’ designing sensibilities, her multi ethnic roots, and more so, her love of Africa where she lived for many years.   Continue reading

Barbados economy …under the hammer – commentary

Barbados under the hammer

December 18, 2013 · Stabroek News – Editorial
Nor entirely unexpectedly, and almost simultaneous with an IMF statement recommending strong measures to deal with a continuing, major fiscal deficit, the Government of Barbados has announced a series of financial and economic measures, the severity of which must undoubtedly have surprised the population.

Perhaps, the most shocking policy measure has been the decision to lay off 3000 public service workers between now and March 2014, of which only 500 will result from natural retirement.  For the remaining government servants, there will be a freeze on increments, and from the beginning of next year, Members of Parliament will take a ten per cent pay cut, and the travel budgets of ministries will be cut by fifty per cent.  Continue reading

The Truth About Treasure Island by Dan McNay

Thanks to Rosaliene Bacchus for this enlightening article on Treasure Island.

Three Worlds One Vision

Cover of The Truth about Treasure IslandTaken from Book Cover of The Truth About Treasure Island by Dan McNay
Original & doctored photos of Robert Louis Stevenson & Joseph Dwight Strong

 

Breaking up can get nasty, more so for the rich and famous. How many of us have not only cut former lovers or partners from our lives, but also from our photos?

The literary acclaimed Scottish writer, Robert Louis Stevenson (1850-1894) – who gave us Treasure Island, Kidnapped, and Strange Case of Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde – was not immune to such behavior. He went even further. He obliterated his one-time friend and step-son-in-law, Joseph Dwight Strong (1853-1899), an American artist, from the Stevenson family history.

What crime had Joseph Strong committed to have deserved such wrath?

Dan McNay Book Signing - Books used in research for historical novelResearch Resources: The Truth About Treasure Island by Dan McNay (2013)
Book Launch – 19 October 2013 – Los Angeles, California

With the passion…

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