Daily Archives: October 16, 2016

Guyana– Latest News from various sources – October 16, 2016

Guyana: LATEST NEWS – 16 October 2016 – Kaieteur News… (see other News sources at the end of this entry) 

Stabroek Market Clock: is time running in or out? – letter by Yvonne Sam

Stabroek Market Clock: is time running in or out?

Oct 16, 2016 – Kaieteur News – Letters – Yvonne Sam

Opinion - commentary -analysis

Stabroek Market clock

Stabroek Market clock

Dear Editor,
Lately, there has been so much brouhaha about the Stabroek Market Clock, its restoration and seeming negative implications that time has struck me out. Yes, I am somewhat taken aback and at a loss for words as I try to grapple with the thinking or level of mental cognition of some of the key players and sayers.

Speaking from an angle of political correctness, the iconic Stabroek Market Clock is not just your ordinary timepiece. It takes pride of place alongside the likes of Big Ben in London, the Saviour Tower in Moscow, the Zytglogge Tower in Switzerland, the Rajabai Clock Tower in Mumbai , India, and the Peace Tower Ottawa just to name a few.    Continue reading

BC Organization of Caribbean Cultural Associations – Caribbean Culture Expo

British Columbia Organization of Caribbean Cultural Associations

bcoccaCaribbean Culture Expo

By Grafton Rouse

Grafton Rouse is a nurse from Barbados.   He is Program Coordinator for the Caribbean Community Health Support Group which is a standing committee within the British Columbia Organization of Caribbean Cultural Associations.

They did it, they did it, yes, they did it. The British Columbia Organization of Caribbean Cultural Associations (BCOCCA) held its first Caribbean Culture Expo on October 1st, 2016 at the Allan Emmott Center in Burnaby. With the help of a small grant from the British Columbia Government BCOCCA was able to plan and organize an event which allowed Caribbean nations to showcase their culture in the form of music, art and food. This was the first event of its kind and many people who attended were so pleased with what they saw that they said this should become an annual event.      Continue reading

Michelle Obama has Dragged This USA Elections Out of the Gutter + video

Michelle Obama has Dragged This USA Elections Out of the Gutter

 Anne Perkins – The Guardian UK

Opinion - commentary -analysisMichelle Obama may have done the seemingly impossible. She may just have rescued the USA  elections from the grotesque and demeaning mire into which they have descended. She did something even more remarkable, and just as badly needed. With the touch of a poet, her speech last night, shamed the tat and the tawdry of populism and held out the possibility of something better. She lent her extraordinary ability to say what people are feeling to every English-speaking woman in the world.

Nominally, she spoke for Hillary Clinton at a run-of-the-mill political rally. In fact she made a passionate and clear-eyed appeal for decency and respect in public life. Clinton’s Republican rival Donald Trump did not get a single mention, but he was in every word of every sentence. It was one of the most sustained put-downs in modern democratic politics.   Continue reading

His Excellency Brigadier David Granger – Address to the National Assembly – October 13, 2016

logo -Min of PresidencyHis Excellency Brigadier David Granger – Address to the National Assembly – October 13, 2016

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