Daily Archives: 11/28/2016

Our Sacred Responsibility as Human Beings – By Rosaliene Bacchus

Three Worlds One Vision

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Protesters demonstrate against the Dakota Access oil pipeline near the Standing Rock Sioux reservation
North Dakota – United States – September 9, 2016
Photo Credit: Andrew Cullen / Reuters

My third quote for the ‘Three Quotes for Three Days’ challenge – an invitation from British author and blogger Frank Parker – comes from Tom Goldtooth, a Native American environmental leader and executive director of the Indigenous Environmental Network (IEN) since 1996. It’s an excerpt from his keynote address, “The Sacredness of Mother Earth,” at the Bioneers National Conference held on October 18-20, 2013.

The European concept of the natural world which has become a dominant concept worldwide – where knowledge and culture are property, with the attitude that commodities are to be exploited freely and bought and sold at will – has resulted in disharmony between beings and the natural world, as well as the current environmental crisis threatening all…

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Will India’s crackdown on high-value banknotes stop corruption? – Al Jazeera

Will India’s crackdown on high-value banknotes stop corruption?

Published on Nov 15, 2016 – Al Jazeera English

A week after the government of India withdrew high-value banknotes from circulation, millions are struggling to get cash.

Flashback: Cavalcade of Sport – Guyana- Tutorial High School Relay Event – By Lear Matthews

Flashback: Cavalcade of Sport -Guyana- Tutorial High School Relay Event – by Lear Matthews

This is a presentation of an event which occurred at the Cavalcade of Sports during the 1960’s, featuring “The Race” involving a then popular and outstanding Tutorial High School relay team. Many of your readers may enjoy this. It should take them back to a place of ecstatic joy.

Demerara Bank going fully solar; offers low-interest loans for clean-energy systems

Demerara Bank going fully solar; offers low-interest loans for clean-energy systems

 President David Granger takes a look at some of the batteries, which are a part of the solar electricity system at Demerara Bank Limited, as CEO, Mr. Pravinchandra Dave explains how the system works.

President David Granger takes a look at some of the batteries, which are a part of the solar electricity system at Demerara Bank Limited, as CEO, Mr. Pravinchandra Dave explains how the system works.

Demerara Bank Limited’s (DBL) Corporate Headquarters is now fully powered by solar energy at a cost of GYD$27.5 million, an amount the company hopes to recoup in another three years because it no longer has to pay electricity bills totalling about GYD$1.5 million monthly.   Continue reading

Trump’s America – Are Sanctuary Cities Safer? – By Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

Trump’s America – Are Sanctuary Cities Safer?

By Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

It was high summer of Washington Park Square in New York. The ‘Occupy Wall Street’ protests were in full swing as thousands gathered to vent their feelings against corruption in Wall Street. The lady standing next to me bemoaned the fact that microphones were not allowed; the speeches had to be relayed by speakers that stood in strategic positions. But the world did get the message that Wall Street was corrupt, even if little had happened in Main Street to arrest the gaping inequality that existed in America.

In the last fortnight Washington Park Square was again the scene of protests. On this occasion it was the students that had taken the lead. They were protesting against the proposals of Donald Trump to cut funding for sanctuary cities. Trump had demanded during the campaign that there should be tougher immigration laws to secure the borders.  Continue reading