Daily Archives: November 7, 2016

Guyana– Latest News from various sources – November 07, 2016

Guyana: LATEST NEWS – 07 November 2016 – Kaieteur News… (see other News sources at the end of this entry)

Donald Trump Delivers His Last Florida Speech In Sarasota, FL Nov 7, 2016

Donald Trump Delivers His Last Florida Speech In Sarasota, FL Nov 7th 2016

Hillary Clinton Releases Final TV Ad of the Presidential Campaign 2016

Clinton Releases Final TV Ad of the Campaign

Hillary Clinton will deliver a special 2-minute national closing message tonight in a television ad that lays out the choice in this election and the type of president she wants to be for the entire country. The 2-minute closing message ad is airing to an estimated 20 million people Monday night during the shows with the largest audience available – the Voice (NBC) and Kevin Can Wait (CBS).

In the personal and positive closing message, Clinton makes the case that people are rejecting a campaign “defined by fear and division” and choosing one that is “hopeful and inclusive.” She also lays out a hopeful future for our country saying she’s “convinced our best days are still ahead of us, if we reach for them together” and pledged to “be a President for all Americans.  Not just those who support me in this election — for everyone.” And, she makes clear her mission as President will be “To give our kids – and every American — the chance to live up to their God-given potential.”

The Moment Trump Is Elected, The USA Will Stop Being Great – Chemi Shalev (NY)

The Moment Trump Is Elected, The USA Will Stop Being Great

America is the still the strongest and most admired country in the world, but electing Trump would prove it’s gone off the rails.

 commentary– Chemi Shalev (New York) – Haaretz

NEW YORK – The U.S.A. is a great country. Far from perfect, but great nonetheless, Other than Donald Trump and millions of Americans who have been bamboozled by the GOP into thinking otherwise, everyone knows America is great. The Chinese know it. The Russians know it. The Europeans know it. The Muslims know it. Even Israelis know it. ISIS certainly knows that America is great, which is why it’s hell bent on taking it down.

Some people think the U.S.A. used to be greater, but that’s debatable. It’s true that life may have become tougher economically; that America used to be able to dictate terms to the world and that all sorts of foreign countries have become uppity in recent years.    Continue reading

On Gratitude by Brazilian Poet Maria Cristina Gama de Figueiredo – By Rosaliene Bacchus

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Cavalo Pavão (Peacock Horse) 1998
Oil Painting by Maria Cristina Gama de Figeiredo
Photo Credit: CristinaGamaEscritora Blogspot

My Poetry Corner November 2016 features a poem on gratitude by Brazilian poet, painter, and philosopher Maria Cristina Gama de Figueiredo (1964-2010), born in Aracaju, the capital of Sergipe in Northeast Brazil.

Very little about the life of the poet is available online. She died at the relatively young age of forty-six years. Newspaper articles about her passing don’t state the cause of death. Her producer for more than twelve years defined her “as a restless soul who managed to transform her pain into art.” Was her pain emotional, physical, or both? I don’t know.

The journalist and historian Luiz Antonio Barreto (Sergipe/Brazil, 1944-2012) noted that Maria Cristina Gama always stood out for her irreverent and strong personality revealed in her writings, by thinking of poetry “with reflection that goes beyond language to…

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PAUSE BEFORE YOU LEAP – by Dave Martins.

PAUSE BEFORE YOU LEAP by Dave Martins.
Article credits Stabroek News,

Dave Martins

Dave Martins

As a youngster growing up in Guyana and going to Saints, my friend Stanley Greaves (yes, the painter) had introduced me to (I hope I have the name right) the British Council Library in Georgetown. I remember the adventure stories – Horatio Hornblower – the writing of Aime Cesaire and CLR James, among others, and also being struck by a single sentence in a piece on Abraham Lincoln in which he said that it was his practice when a controversial matter was pending to write about it but to then put the finished reaction away and come back to it a few days later.

It allowed him the time to calm down and evaluate whether his opinion still held. It seemed such a measured approach, and while I admit I sometimes I did the immediate thing and sent off things in anger I ended up regretting, there have been several occasions where Lincoln’s tactic proved useful for me.   Continue reading

Hillary Clinton? Or Donald Trump? – The Independent UK – Editorial

Hillary Clinton?  Or Donald Trump?

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The Independent UK

The Independent UK – Editorial   

As long-time readers will know, The Independent has no affiliation to a political party or other partisan standpoint. We have taken stances on a great many issues, of course, based on the available evidence and in light of its analysis by our editorial staff: when new evidence emerges or situations changes, we reconsider our positions as appropriate. When political elections have come around – particularly in the UK – we have urged readers to consider the key issues for themselves and to exercise their right to vote. We have sometimes, but not always, given an indication of which party we believe offers the most compelling manifesto for government.

After 30 years, The Independent has reached the point in its existence when as many readers are in the United States as the United Kingdom, thanks to the expansion of our online readership. Moreover, the election on Tuesday is arguably the most important in America’s history, with the choice on offer to the US electorate staggeringly stark. Its outcome will also have ramifications for the rest of the world. For that reason alone, and because our readers have asked us, it seems only right that we should address the question of next week’s presidential election in America, just as we would a general election in Britain.       Continue reading

Guyana 411 – November 4, 2016 – Focus on Tourism

GINA logoGuyana 411 – November 4, 2016 – Focus on Tourism

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