Daily Archives: May 30, 2016

Memorial Day Crocodile Tears from Those Who Create Wars by Walter Brasch

by Walter Brasch Writer, Dandelion Salad walterbrasch.com May 29, 2016

A few million Americans may be thinking about it, but won’t be celebrating Memorial Day. For them, there’s not much to celebrate…..

Source: Memorial Day Crocodile Tears from Those Who Create Wars by Walter Brasch

Guyana– Latest News from various sources – May 30, 2016

GUYANA – LATEST NEWS – 30 May 2016 – Kaieteur News

         (see other News sources at the end of this entry)

The 50th independence anniversary was a show to remember – Adam Harris + 2 videos

The 50th independence anniversary was a show to remember

MAY 29, 2016 | BY |ADAM HARRIS / COLUMNISTS, MY COLUMN

LOGO - 50th Independence AnniversaryI was in the United States in 1994 when the ice hockey team, the New York Rangers, won the Stanley Cup. It was the first time in 54 years. One spectator threw his head back and proclaimed, “Now I can die happy.” The year was the same when O.J. Simpson led the police on a slow speed chase, because they wanted to arrest him for the murders of Ronald Goldman and Simpson’s wife, Nicole Brown-Simpson.

I felt the same way as that fan when the land of my birth celebrated its 50th independence anniversary. I saw the greatest influx of overseas-based Guyanese. They kept coming with every flight that landed at the Cheddi Jagan and Ogle International Airports.   

I happened to be coming home from Trinidad when some of them were arriving. The welcome was out of this world, something that none of them could have got anywhere else in the world. That set the tone.   Continue reading

QCAAT Scribbler Newsletter : May 2016 – 25th Anniversary Edition

Queen’s College Alumni Association – Toronto – QCAAT. 

Scribbler Newsletter : May 2016 – 25th Anniversary Edition

The Scribbler - May 2016Please use the links below to access the “May 2016 – 25th Anniversary Edition” of the Scribbler newsletter published by the Queen’s College Alumni Association – Toronto – QCAAT. 

Two years have elapsed since the last Scribbler and I hope that this edition will compensate for the delay.

Accessing the Scribbler

http://www.qcalumnitoronto.com/newsletter.pdf    

or from our home page at http://www.qcalumnitoronto.com/

Victor R. Moses

Editor

Obama’s Visit to Hiroshima Highlights Trump’s Scary Nuclear Gaffes – Chemi Shalev

Obama’s Visit to Hiroshima Highlights Trump’s Scary Nuclear Gaffes

As the president mends fences with old enemies, from Cuba to Japan, Trump seems happy to ‘rattle’ the international community.

Obama at Hiroshima

Obama at Hiroshima

Chemi Shalev – Haaretz

Barack Obama’s visit to the Memorial Peace Park in Hiroshima captured the main headlines of most serious newspapers on Saturday, but the news networks’ coverage kept to a bare minimum. Ratings-wise, it was hard for the history that Obama was making in Japan to compete with the hysterics that Trump was sparking with his faux-agreement to a television debate with Bernie Sanders. Between the sublime and the ridiculous, the latter won hands down.

It’s hard to conjure a starker contrast. Obama is intent on bringing down old walls while Trump is erecting new ones in their stead. Obama clears a path through complex situations with careful rhetoric while Trump tramples his way to the top with all the sensitivity of a bull in a china shop.   Continue reading

Guyana Jubilee: Celebrating 50 Years of Independence – by Melissa Noel – NBC News

Guyana Jubilee: Celebrating 50 Years of Independence

by MELISSA NOEL – NBC News

Guyana 50th logoGEORGETOWN, GUYANA — When Frank McLean touched down at Cheddi Jagan International Airport at the start of the week, he couldn’t believe he was home. “I’m here but it’s like I am not here. I remembered where my school was and I had to walk by it to really realize that I am here in Guyana,” McLean exclaims.

The 61-year-old Queens, New York resident left Guyana four decades ago and has not returned to the country of his birth until now to celebrate the nation’s 50th anniversary of independence. “I have a phobia of flying but I am a Guyanese to the bone. I am a Guyanese to the core and I couldn’t miss this,” he says.

McLean is one of thousands who have traveled to Guyana from the United States — home to the largest population of Guyanese people outside of Guyana — for the country’s Golden Jubilee celebrations.   Continue reading

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