Daily Archives: October 3, 2016

Guyana– Latest News from various sources – October 03, 2016

Guyana: LATEST NEWS – 03 October 2016 – Kaieteur News… (see other News sources at the end of this entry) 

“The Body Politic” – Poem by Caribbean Poet Nicholas Damion Alexander

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Source: Common Dreams

My Poetry Corner October 2016 features the poem “The Body Politic” by Nicholas Damion Alexander, poet and teacher of English and Philosophy from the Caribbean island of Jamaica.

Alexander’s work first caught my attention with “My Mother’s Salt” published in the anthology of 100 Calabash Poets, So Much Things To Say (Akashic Books, 2014). In the first of four stanzas, we learn that the poet is of mixed ethnicity – union of a black mother and white father that brought diversity to their lives.

My mother cooked with salt,
flavoring our lives
with the spice of her choice…
A white grain from the sea
that added new worlds of taste
to children made of mixed spices.

But the union of the poet’s parents did not endure. In “The Love of a Father,” Alexander confesses that, with the passage of time, he…

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Guyana- eGovernment IDEAL Programme for Education – September 29, 2016

logo -Min of PresidencyGovernment in Action – eGovernment IDEAL Programme for Education – September 29, 2016

A world without work is coming – it could be utopia or it could be hell

A world without work is coming – it could be utopia or it could be hell

By Ryan Avent  Monday 19 September 2016 – The Guardian

roboticsRobots will eventually do all our jobs, but we need to start planning to avert social collapse

Most of us have wondered what we might do if we didn’t need to work – if we woke up one morning to discover we had won the lottery, say. We entertain ourselves with visions of multiple homes, trips around the world or the players we would sign after buying Arsenal. For many of us, the most tantalising aspect of such visions is the freedom it would bring: to do what one wants, when one wants and how one wants.

But imagine how that vision might change if such freedom were extended to everyone. Some day, probably not in our lifetimes but perhaps not long after, machines will be able to do most of the tasks that people can. At that point, a truly workless world should be possible. If everyone, not just the rich, had robots at their beck and call, then such powerful technology would free them from the need to submit to the realities of the market to put food on the table.   Continue reading

UN: Caribbean leaders warn of region’s economic collapse

Caribbean leaders warn of region’s economic collapse

Caribbean News Now!- caribbeannewsnow.com – September 26, 2016

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Photo: Prime Minister Gaston Browne of Antigua and Barbuda addresses the general debate of the General Assembly’s 71st session. UN Photo/Cia Pak

NEW YORK, USA — Gaston Browne, prime minister of Antigua and Barbuda, told the United Nations General Assembly on Saturday September 24, 2016 that, along with climate change and lingering indebtedness, Caribbean islands face another existential threat from the withdrawal by global banks of correspondent banking relations to their financial institutions.

In the global campaign against money-laundering and terrorist financing, very strict penalties have been imposed on banks by regulatory bodies in North America and Europe for any infringement of the stringent regulations.
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