Daily Archives: January 19, 2014

The Difference between the United Kingdom, Great Britain and England Explained

The Difference between the United Kingdom, Great Britain and England Explained

Should We Be Concerned About the TPP? – by Rosaliene Bacchus

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People Pressure is Making Fast Tracking the TPP Politically Toxic

Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers, Op-Ed: The White House is calling January “TPA (Trade Promotion Authority) Month” and has made it their task to pass Fast Track. President Obama needs Fast Track to pass the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). When Congress returned this month, a bill was quickly introduced after delays of more than a year. It is our job to stop them and make it impossible to bring Fast Track or the TPP up again. We have come an incredible distance and the likelihood of stopping the TPP is stronger than it ever has been.

Three Worlds One Vision

 

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Photo Credit: Expose the TPP

 

Have you heard or read about the TPP, the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement?

This proposed free trade area of the Pacific Rim grew out of an initiative launched by the governments of Brunei, Chile, New Zealand, and Singapore back in 2006. They were soon joined at the negotiating table by the United States (Feb 2008), Australia (Nov 2008), Peru (Nov 2008), Vietnam (Nov 2008), Malaysia (Oct 2010), Mexico (Jun 2012), Canada (Jun 2012), and Japan (Mar 2013).

Together, these twelve nations represent nearly 40 percent of global GDP and about one-third of all global trade, larger than the European Union (EU) as a regional trade block.

Do you live in one of these twelve countries? Is your country considering joining the TPP negotiations? Does your country trade or do any business with any of these countries? If…

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‘Slingshot’ to launch ‘Guyana Get Fit’ band for Mash 2014

‘Slingshot’ to launch ‘Guyana Get Fit’ band for Mash 2014

Slingshot and his wife Ingrid at a previous Mashramani celebration in Guyana

‘Slingshot’ to launch ‘Guyana Get Fit’ band for Mash 2014

ALL around Guyana, groups, entities and private individuals are in a frenzy preparing for the Mashramani 2014 celebrations!
Designers are unleashing their creativity in the form of dazzling floats and road parade costumes, and those in the Diaspora are preparing to return home for the annual festivities!

A talented son of the soil resident in Canada, is readying himself to travel home to launch what he dubs his ‘Guyana Get Fit’ 2014 Mash Band, which will be launched as soon as he arrives; and that is shortly!  Continue reading