Daily Archives: March 30, 2014

17-days in Guyana in 2010 – by Cleopatra Islar

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17-days in Guyana in 2010 – by Cleopatra Islar

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I had done this blog in 2010 after returning from Guyana and thought I should share it with others who may be thinking of returning to Guyana for a visit after several years of absence.  I hope you find it interesting.    Continue reading

Kaldor Budget and Black Friday February 16, 1962 – commentary

From the Diaspora…Kaldor Budget and Black Friday February 16, 1962

MARCH 30, 2014 | BY  | Commentary … By Ralph Seeram 

Ralph SeeramMr. Forbes Burnham dealt with the harsh tax measures introduced by what was known as the Kaldor Budget and ended his speech by working on the emotions of his audience in the manner of Mark Anthony. “Comrades,” he exclaimed, “the fight starts now. Tomorrow at 2 o’clock in the afternoon there is a demonstration organized by the Trade Union Congress, a demonstration against the harsh proposals of the budget, which make life unbearable.

“No doubt the Riot Squad will be there. Do you still want to go? Comrades, remember that tomorrow Jagan’s army is coming down from Cane Grove and Windsor Forest. Do you still want to go? (Wynn Parry Commission).”

Thus started a series of events on February 12, 1962 that led to the burning and looting of several businesses in Georgetown on what is now described as Black Friday February 16, 1962.

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Feeling Sick at Work: Unexpected Kindness

A Blog entry from Rosaliene Bacchus.

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The female worker was definitely not feeling well. She writhed in the chair placed on the sidewalk outside my local grocery store. A co-worker stood beside her. About half an hour later, on leaving the grocery store, I encountered a commotion outside. A fire brigade and ambulance had arrived. I watched the paramedics lift the stretcher with the woman into the ambulance. Did her family know that she was on her way to a hospital, I wondered.

It’s no fun getting sick at work, especially if you live a long way from home and use public transport, as was my case when I worked at a large retail store in West Hollywood. The journey took over an hour and half, using three buses.

One hot summer’s day with a malfunctioning air-condition system, I suffocated with the heightened fragrances of scented candles in…

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Jimmy Carter’s new book ‘A Call to Action’ receives positive reviews

Jimmy Carter’s new book ‘A Call to Action’ receives positive reviews

In Carter’s new book, he says that he believes the biggest challenge facing our world today is the subjugation and abuse of women and girls.

By Husna Haq / March 26, 2014

Jimmy Carter’s new book is titled ‘A Call to Action: Women, Religion, Violence, and Power.’

Bebeto Matthews/AP – Christian Science Monitor

It is a crisis that manifests itself across the world in the form of child marriage, unequal pay, female genital mutilation, human trafficking, and more. It is the most serious challenge facing our world today: the subjugation and abuse of women and girls.   Continue reading

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