Daily Archives: March 26, 2014

Guyanese Online Newsletters

Guyanese Online Newsletters

The first monthly Guyanese Online Newsletter was published in March 2010, as a part of this Blog-Website.

The newsletters and this Blog are the creation of Cyril Bryan, as his contribution to the Guyana Diaspora who want to be informed about news from Guyana, as well as the historical and cultural articles that keep us all connected to the “Guyanese cultural experience”.

These newsletters are filled with news from Guyana as well as news from Guyanese Associations worldwide.  there are also articles in the Arts and Culture category, history, education, tourism and cuisine.  Most issues have a theme and you should find them very interesting.  Enjoy!!

Here are the Newsletters published by Guyanese Online (latest at top):-

Public continues to express outrage over dismissal of charges

Public continues to express outrage over dismissal of charges

As the public outcry continues following the shocking dismissal of the case involving the water street businessman Rondy Jagdeo who is accused of murdering biker Kurt Davis and the way he hurriedly left the court.

While businessman Rondy Jagdeo remains a free man this evening the ministry of home affairs is paying keen interest in the matter. The witnesses failing to show up in court during the preliminary inquiry was the basis for the chief magistrate dismissing the case.

Since then there has been a public outcry by citizens who lashed out at the police for doing very little to protect witnesses that were expected to give evidence in the matter. [see more in video]

Also read:March 23, 2014 – Guyana Chronicle report:

Crime Chief: Randy Jagdeo knew he would be free

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Five Signs Solar Power is Taking Over the World – video

Five Signs Solar Power is Taking Over the World

solar panelsThis post originally ran on Juan Cole’s Web page.

Burning fossil fuels (coal, natural gas and oil) is putting 32 billion metric tons of carbon dioxide annually into the atmosphere. Since CO2 is a greenhouse gas that traps heat from the sun on earth and prevents it radiating back out to space, this unprecedented human output is causing climate disruption, a process that will accelerate over the next few decades and will prove extremely costly to human society (if the latter can even survive).

The only energy source that has a hope of fixing this problem and of resolving the coming energy crisis is solar.  The cost of solar panels is falling rapidly, raising the hope that we can put in enough panels quickly enough to avoid the very worst scenario of carbon-induced climate disruption.  (I put in 16 Enphase microinverter panels at my place this winter and they generated 120 kilowatt hours in the past week; my house and electric car averaged 150 kilowatt hours usage per week last month; and that is in Michigan at the tail end of winter).

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Buckminster Fuller’s Geodesic Dome home is now a museum

Buckminster Fuller’s Revolutionary Geodesic Dome Home to be Transformed into a Museum

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Buckminster Fulle Dome Restoration

  By Christina Sarich

“Everything you’ve learned in school as “obvious” becomes less and less obvious as you begin to study the universe. For example, there are no solids in the universe. There’s not even a suggestion of a solid. There are no absolute continuums. There are no surfaces. There are no straight lines.” ― Buckminster Fuller

It was the world’s first geodesic dome, imagined and made real by one of the most revolutionary minds of our time. The home was built in the 1960s and was inhabited by the designer and his wife before his passing, but it is still an inspiring monument to a philosopher and architect like no other, R. Buckminster Fuller. Fortunately, it will be made into a museum, free to the public in April of this year, due to a recent investment by inspired individuals.

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American Strategy After Ukraine: From Estonia to Azerbaijan

From Estonia to Azerbaijan: American Strategy After Ukraine

Geopolitical Weekly 

As I discussed last week, the fundamental problem that Ukraine poses for Russia, beyond a long-term geographical threat, is a crisis in internal legitimacy. Russian President Vladimir Putin has spent his time in power rebuilding the authority of the Russian state within Russia and the authority of Russia within the former Soviet Union. The events in Ukraine undermine the second strategy and potentially the first. If Putin cannot maintain at least Ukrainian neutrality, then the world’s perception of him as a master strategist is shattered, and the legitimacy and authority he has built for the Russian state is, at best, shaken.

Whatever the origins of the events in Ukraine, the United States is now engaged in a confrontation with Russia. The Russians believe that the United States was the prime mover behind regime change in Ukraine. At the very least, the Russians intend to reverse events in Ukraine. At most, the Russians have reached the conclusion that the United States intends to undermine Russia’s power. They will resist. The United States has the option of declining confrontation, engaging in meaningless sanctions against individuals and allowing events to take their course. Alternatively, the United States can choose to engage and confront the Russians.

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