Daily Archives: September 12, 2016

Guyana– Latest News from various sources – September 12, 2016

Guyana: LATEST NEWS – 12 September 2016 – Kaieteur News… (see other News sources at the end of this entry) 

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‘Fat and lazy’ Britain is ill-prepared to secure future outside EU – UK Trade Secretary

‘Fat and lazy’ Britain is ill-prepared to secure future outside EU, says Fox

International trade secretary Liam Fox says business leaders have no appetite for the deals and exports needed to survive after the vote for Brexit 

Liam Fox, the international trade secretary

Liam Fox,

 – The Guardian –  Saturday 10 September 2016

Fox, a former GP and staunch Eurosceptic, suggested business executives would rather be playing golf on a Friday afternoon than negotiating export deals.

He made the remarks, first reported by the Times, at a Conservative Way Forward event for business leaders in parliament.   Continue reading

Book: Groans From Old Bones – by William F.E. Morley – Review by Leonard Dabydeen

Book: Groans From Old Bones by William F.E. Morley (1920 – )

Book Review: Leonard Dabydeen

William F.E. Morley

William F.E. Morley

In the early 20th century, Edith Wharton (1862-1937) of the Age of Innocence (1920) fame wrote:

In spite of illness, in spite even of the archenemy sorrow, one can remain alive long past the usual date of disintegration if one is unafraid of change, insatiable in intellectual curiosity, interested in big things, and happy in a small way.

(https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edith_Wharton#Poetry)

And D.H. Lawrence (1885-1930) of the canon publication of Sons and Lovers (1913) and Lady Chatterley’s Lover (1928), wrote in the first stanza of his poem, Beauty of Old Age:    

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Caribbean: The media and the linguistic divide – By David Jessop

Caribbean: The media and the linguistic divide

Published on September 3, 2016  – By David Jessop

David Jessop

David Jessop

In the middle of last month Danilo Medina was sworn in as president of the Dominican Republic for a second term. His inauguration was attended by many senior figures from the Americas including the prime minister of Antigua, Gaston Browne, who earlier the same month, quite separately, had met with him and his then foreign minister.

Some days later the Dominican Republic’s new foreign minister, Miguel Vargas, said in one of his first public statements, that he believed that his country needed to exert greater influence on regional and international organisations. Mr Vargas then went on to meet on August 30 in Port-au-Prince, Haiti’s interim president, Jocelerme Privert, and others. There they agreed to revive the two nation’s Joint Bilateral Commission to try to resolve issues relating to cross border trade, investment and migration.     Continue reading

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