Daily Archives: August 20, 2015

GUYANA: Capitol TV News Videos – 19 August 2015

Capitol TV logoGUYANA: Capitol TV News Videos – 19 August 2015

  • Fuel prices drop
  • Foreign envoys pledge support for Guyana
  • City cleanup continues
  • Tourism strategy soon
  • Youth Focus
  • Sports

Click links below to view the TV News Videos:-   Continue reading

Cricket: The Game is Bigger Than Us – Sir Garfield Sobers – By Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

Cricket-The Game is Bigger Than Us – Sir Garfield Sobers – By Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

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Sir Garfield Sobers

The captain of the West Indies Test team is more powerful that many Presidents and Prime Ministers. The West Indies is the only place on the planet where eleven players are chosen from different countries to represent a nation.

This creates its own problems and also has its advantages. In the old days insularity and individualism were common themes in West Indies cricket. But a smart captain was able to bring out the best in the players and to instill in them the importance of playing for country.

Frank Worrell articulated this vision. The Caribbean was more than a geographical expression, a collection of territories separated by the Caribbean Sea and trapped by the tides of insularity. Eric Williams argued that the
destiny of the far-flung territories lay in its ability to speak with a common voice.   Continue reading

VIEW PHOTO ALBUMS AND VIDEOS OF GUYANA – By gotoguyana.org

TIMELINE PHOTOS OF GUYANA – from gotoguyana.org

(click links below to view the photos and videos and captions)

PHOTOS: https://www.facebook.com/gotoguyana?fref=photo&sk=photos

ALBUMS: https://www.facebook.com/gotoguyana/photos_stream?tab=photos_albums

VIDEOS: https://www.facebook.com/gotoguyana/videos

GUYANA – Latest News – Budget Debate – 19 August 2015

 GUYANA – Latest News – Budget Debate – 19 August 2015 – Demerara Waves

  • More police for overseas training to support anti-crime plan- Ramjattan – Demerara Waves   http://bit.ly/1JjuNeo
  • “Where is Jennifer Westford,”- government questions as she abandons budget debate contribution – Demerara Waves   http://bit.ly/1Nm3Wp8
  • Govt fearful of getting “diarrhea” if Jagdeo speaks before Finance Minister in budget debate – Demerara Waves   http://bit.ly/1TWAEML
  • Government unsure of sugar industry’s direction– Komal Chand – Demerara Waves   http://bit.ly/1MDFyzh
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Sugar in the Blood: A Family’s Story of Slavery and Empire by Andrea Stuart – reviews

Sugar in the Blood: A Family’s Story of Slavery and Empire by Andrea Stuart – review

Sugar in the BloodAn absorbing but uneven family memoir taking in both sides of the Barbadian slave trade and its legacy — (www.theguardian.com review)

Modern Britain was built on sugar; there is hardly a manufacturing town on these shores that was not in some way connected with the “Africa trade”. The glittering prosperity of slave ports such as Bristol and Liverpool was derived in large part from commerce with Africa.

In the heyday of the British slave trade, from 1700 to 1808, West Indians (as white sugar barons were then known) became conspicuous by their new wealth. Often they cast Barbados or Jamaica aside like a sucked orange in order to fritter their profits in England. A popular melodrama of 1771, Richard Cumberland’s The West Indian, satirised planters as drunken layabouts in ostentatiously buckled shoes and hats.   Continue reading

Climate Disruption: Thought of the Week – By Rosaliene Bacchus

Three Worlds One Vision

Locations of US Power Plants 2013

Locations of US Direct-Emitting Power Plants 2013
Photo Credit: EPA Greenhouse Gas Reporting Program

Fifteen US States to Block EPA’s Clean Power Plan

On August 13, 2015, fifteen state attorneys general petitioned a federal court in Washington to block new U.S. rules to curb carbon emissions from power plants. States requesting the stay are Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Nebraska, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Dakota, West Virginia, Wisconsin, and Wyoming.
~ See Article by Valerie Volcovici, Reuters, at Climate Central.

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