Daily Archives: January 5, 2014

WALTER RODNEY’S REMOVAL – 33 years later – by Eusi Kwayana

WALTER RODNEY’S REMOVAL – 33 YEARS LATER – by Eusi Kwayana

How Europe Underdeveloped Africa  to be translated into Mandarin Chinese.

Dr. Walter Rodney

Dr. Walter Rodney

Thirty -three years after his violent and uninvestigated removal from this planet and from the company of his family, friends, students, and compatriots, his comrades and the world community that embraced him, Walter Rodney continues to  make history. Apart from the fact that institutions of learning find his written  works and ideas highly relevant in the twenty -first century, and necessary to the understanding of the Global human experience,  the Walter Rodney Foundation inspired and created  by his  widow Dr Patricia Rodney,  has been tireless  in  making sure that his contribution to social thought  in a short life span of thirty-eight years is continually available  to the new generations that seek  a  distant dialogue with  human understanding. .

The Walter Rodney Foundation’s website has announced that last September  Dr Patricia , Chair and CEO  accepted an invitation to the People’s Republic of China  and  held conversations  with Ms Gao Mingxiu, Vice Director of the Global and Regional Issues Publications Center,  and Dr Li Anshan, the highly placed and erudite Chinese international academic, and discussed an existing agreement  to translate How Europe Underdeveloped Africa  into Mandarin Chinese, and to publish it in China.   Continue reading

World Bank ranks Guyana second poorest in Caricom- per capita

On basis of per capita income…World Bank ranks Guyana second poorest in Caricom

DECEMBER 30, 2013 · – Stabroek News  · Stabroek News COMMENTS

With a Gross National Income (GNI) of just US$3, 410 per capita, the World Bank in its 2014 World Development Report rated Guyana among the least wealthy in CARICOM.

This figure is in stark contrast to that of Guyana’s fellow CARICOM country, The Bahamas, whose  GNI is recorded as US$21,280 per capita, making it the wealthiest CARICOM country.

According to the World Bank, Guyana is the second poorest country in Caricom but far ahead of Haiti, which has a GNI of US$760 per capita. “For 2012, the economy expanded by 3.7% down from 4.5% in 2011 and 4.4% in 2010.” The Bank however noted the economy’s expansion in 2013 which it attributed to increased activity in rice and gold production, as well as improvement in the manufacturing sector.   Continue reading

What Can I Do For You?

Good one Rosaliene. It made me think and remember many of the childhood friends I had , and still have, and the strong bonds that still cement those early friendships.
A Happy New Year 2014 to you!

Three Worlds One Vision

Capoey Lake - Essequibo - GuyanaCapoey Lake – Essequibo – Guyana
Photo by Marco Basir (Guyana Times International)

 

Have you ever noticed? We forge our most enduring friendships during our years of childhood innocence. During our high school and college years, we also develop close friendships with others who share similar family backgrounds, interests or ideals. We trust our best friends with our secrets. We accept our best friends with traits that others may consider intolerable because we see their beauty and goodness. We give and receive without keeping score or weighing the advantages.

As a high school teacher and an undergraduate, majoring in geography, at the University of Guyana, I met and became friends with Alex (fictitious name), a history major. A passionate political activist, he was influential in firing my interest in Caribbean political history and the struggle of the working class.

After my career as a high school teacher…

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