Daily Archives: 11/17/2016

The Guyana tribe in search of a lost identity – By Gemma Handy – BBC News

The Guyana tribe in search of a lost identity

Amerindians were the first people to inhabit Guyana; the country’s name translates as ‘land of many waters’.Image copyrightFAIZOOL DEO

Image captionAmerindians were the first people to inhabit Guyana, which translates as “land of many waters”

Painted on a classroom wall, high above the modest wooden benches and chalkboards, Moco-Moco primary school’s motto reads: “Onward upward may we ever go”.

It serves as a daily reminder that there are opportunities for those who apply themselves diligently at this tiny school of 81 pupils in a remote Amerindian village in Guyana.

Sometimes, though, the lack of modern teaching aids is a source of concern for long-time head-teacher Stephen Demetro.       Continue reading

Michael Moore Says Bernie Sanders Would Be President If Democrats Had Listened + Sanders on the Late Show

Michael Moore Says Bernie Sanders Would Be President If Democrats Had Listened To The People!

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Bernie Sanders: Now More Than Ever, It’s Our Revolution

Published on Nov 15, 2016 – The Late Show with Stephen Colbert

The Senator from Vermont remains optimistic about the country’s future, and urges citizens to become more deeply involved in the political process.

Caribbean Life News Update 16 November 2016

Caribbean Life News Update 16 November 2016 Caribbean Life

40th Annive­rsary of Vincy Mas launched

BY NELSON A. KING | NEW YORK

A full cast of soca and calypso artists entert­ained an exube­rant crowd Sunday evening, as offic­ials from the Carnival Develo­pment Commi­ttee and the Ministry of Sports and Culture in St. Vincent and the Grena­dines launched the 40th Annive­rsary of Vincy Mas in Brooklyn.

Persaud joins pols stunned by Donald Trump’s triumph

BY NELSON A. KING | NEW YORK

A Guyanese-born legis­lator in Brooklyn has joined the ranks of Carib­bean American politi­cians in expre­ssing conster­nation over Donald Trump’s unexp­ected triumph in the US Presid­ential Election last Tuesday.

World closer to ending modern slavery, agency says

BY NELSON A. KING

With an interna­tional protocol on forced labor coming into force, the United Nations labor agency, the Interna­tional Labor Organi­zation, says the world is closer in ending modern slavery.

Carib­bean American pols stunned by Donald Trump’s triumph

BY NELSON KING | NATIONAL

Members of the Carib­bean conti­ngent in the city and state gover­nment say we must move forward.

UWI Vice Chanc­ellor urges Obama to exone­rate Marcus Garvey

BY NELSON A. KING

Vice Chanc­ellor of the Unive­rsity of the West Indies, Prof. Sir Hilary Beckles, has joined the global call on United States Presi­dent Barack Obama to grant a posth­umous pardon to Jamaica’s first national hero, Marcus Mosiah Garvey, Jr., for his 1923 mail fraud convi­ction in the U.S.

News from around the Carib­bean

BY AZAD ALI | CARIBBEAN

Here’s this week’s round-up.

West Indies heads for Zimbabwe

BY AZAD ALI | SPORTS

Will take on host nation and Sri Lanka.

Rep. Clarke calls on Obama halt deport­ation of Haitians

BY NELSON KING | NATIONAL

Carib­bean American congres­swoman Yvette D. Clarke on Wedne­sday urged the Obama adminis­tration to immedi­ately halt the deport­ation of undocu­mented Haitians.

Inside Life — It’s Nation Time …Again

BY VINETTE K. PRYCE

Ron Daniels, Presi­dent of the Insti­tute of the Black World 21st Century, has been asses­sing the condi­tions of Blacks throu­ghout the world, and now that the marathon campaign to electing a US presi­dent has ended, the disting­uished lecturer at York College will convene a State of the Black World Confe­rence IV in Newark, N.J. from Nov. 16-20 to decide a national Black agenda.

Caricom member states at cop 22 in Marra­kech, Morocco

BY TANGERINE CLARKE

Secre­tary-General of CARICOM States, Ambas­sador Irwin LaRocque, a national of Dominica, is in Marra­kech, Morocco, atten­ding the 22nd Confe­rence of the Parties (COP 22) — the United Nations Frame­work Conve­ntion on Climate Change (UNFCC) that will run until November 18, 2016.

Coast Guard heigh­tens repatr­iation of Cuban migrants

BY NELSON A. KING

More than 100 immig­rants have been repatr­iated since October.

Sausage Party Blu-Ray Review

BY KAM WILLIAMS

Frank (Seth Rogen) finds himself frust­rated sitting on a shelf at Shopw­ells superm­arket where he’s cooped up in a shrink-wrapped package with seven other sausages. They pass their time specul­ating about what awaits them in “The Great Beyond,” meaning the vast unknown just past the cash register on the other side of the door.

Suriname recog­nized for drasti­cally reducing malaria

BY NELSON A. KING | HEALTH

Deaths from the disease in the country have been virtu­ally illimi­nated.

Analysis: // Dr. Priebus and Mr. Bannon at Donald Trump’s White House

Analysis: // Dr. Priebus and Mr. Bannon at Donald Trump’s White House

For American Jews, Bannon’s appointment is the stuff of which Jewish nightmares are made.

Chemi Shalev (Washington) | Haaretz

Opinion - commentary -analysisWASHINGTON – The announcement of Donald Trump’s first two appointments to the White House on Sunday elicited a classic double take. At first, when the networks only reported that Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus would be White House Chief of Staff, politicians and pundits sighed in collective relief and sounded the all clear.

This proves that Trump is going to be a more conventional president than previously expected, and that he would work closely with the Republican Congress. A short while later, it turned out that Trump was also appointing his controversial campaign director and former Breitbart CEO Steve Bannon as his “chief strategist” – whatever that means – setting off full throttle, five-bell alarms. This proves that Trump is out of control and that, as presidents go, he will be a pyromaniac.     Continue reading

A lot of non-voters are mad at the election results – statistics

A lot of non-voters are mad at the election results…. If only there were something they could have done!

election-statsOf America’s 320-million-odd residents, only about three-quarters are eligible to vote (mostly because they’re over the age of 18). Of the group that could vote in the presidential election, the U.S. Election Project’s Michael McDonald estimates that about 58.1 percent did — meaning that 41.9 percent of eligible Americans didn’t vote last week.

Using the most recent national splits from Cook Political’s Dave Wasserman, that means that Donald Trump was elected president with the support of fewer than 1-in-5 Americans.

So be it. That’s the system. You vote; you shape the government. You stay home, you don’t.   Continue reading

Guyana Government News Brief – November 16, 2016

GINA logoGuyana Government News Brief – November 16, 2016

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