Daily Archives: 08/09/2015

Come back home – Govt. Ministers urge diaspora in Canada

Come back home – Govt. Ministers urge diaspora in Canada

AUGUST 9, 2015 | BY |
    Pic filed as Canada celebrations2 A section of the participants during the business session at the Crown Plaza in Toronto   Pic filed as Canada celebrations1 The mammoth crowd listening to Minister Harmon in Canada.

“Last Lap Lime” 2015 – Toronto Canada

Minister of State Joseph Harmon and Tourism Minister Cathy Hughes, recently led a small delegation to Canada, in order to update Guyanese in the diaspora of the plans and objectives of the new administration.

The delegation which also included a tourism official and representatives from the 50thIndependence Anniversary Commission, “received loud praises for their decision to visit Canada during “Last Lap Lime”, an event in Toronto Canada” which attracts the largest number of Guyanese.  Continue reading

JACK GLADSTONE – by Ralph Ramkarran

Jack Gladstone

Ralph Ramkarran

Ralph Ramkarran

Posted on August 1, 2015 by

The Demerara Slave Rebellion of 1823 was a seminal event in the history of slave resistance in British Guiana and in the colonial world. Its stark exposure, once again, of the horrors of slavery speeded up its demise even as growing mercantilist trends were ravaging its economic foundations. Jack Gladstone was the Rebellion’s principal organizer and leading militant.

While he has not been forgotten by history, his monumental, though costly, contribution to the abolition of slavery in 1838 and the advancement of freedom is little known. Professor da Costa’s book, Crowns of Glory, Tears of Blood The Demerara Slave Rebellion of 1823, restores Jack Gladstone’s place in the narrative of resistance; but popular recognition and full knowledge of his role have still eluded his contribution to the freedom struggle.  Continue reading

The Iran Agreement Is About Arms Control – by Clyde Duncan

The Iran Agreement Is About Arms Control  – by Clyde Duncan

Twenty-nine top U.S. nuclear scientists – including five Nobel laureates – sent a letter to President Barack Obama on Saturday praising the nuclear deal reached between world powers and Iran in July.

According to the New York Times, the letter used the terms “innovative” and “stringent” more than half-a-dozen times, saying the deal can serve “as a guidepost for future non-proliferation agreements.”

According to the letter, Iran was “only a few weeks” away from producing enough fuel for nuclear weapons before curbing its nuclear programs during the negotiations with world powers.  Continue reading

Celebrating the Small Fruits of Our Labor of Love – By Rosaliene Bacchus

Three Worlds One Vision

Cover of The Things that Fly in the Night by Giselle Liza Anatol

Book Cover: The Things That Fly in the Night by Giselle Liza Anatol
Photo Credit: Rutgers University Press

Rejections are an integral part of the writing life. The record of best-sellers initially rejected confirms the writer’s scourge. But this is of little consolation when you open your electronic mailbox to find another rejection letter from a literary agent. It read:

Thank you for your inquiry. We are sorry that we cannot invite you to submit your work or offer to represent you. Moreover, we apologize that we cannot respond in a more personal manner. We wish you the best of luck elsewhere.

That the literary agent responded to my query letter is highly commendable. Some agents don’t respond.

For the remainder of that day and during the following days, I struggled with the toxic fallout: Your work is not good enough. You’re wasting your time. Then…a discovery restored my battered…

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GUYANA – Latest News – 08 August 2015 – Demerara Waves

    GUYANA – Latest News – 08 August 2015 – Demerara Waves

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