Daily Archives: 12/13/2016

Guyanese author, educator and diplomat- E.R. Braithwaite dies

Guyanese author, educator and diplomat- E.R. Braithwaite dies

Then President of Guyana, Donald Ramotar bestowing the Cacique Crown of Honour on E.R. Braithwaite.

E.R. Braithwaite, the Guyanese author, educator and diplomat whose years teaching in the slums of London’s East End inspired the international best-seller “To Sir, With Love” and the popular Sidney Poitier movie of the same name, has died at age 104, the Associated Press  (AP)  reported.    Continue reading

Guyana– Latest News from various sources – December 12-13, 2016

Guyana: LATEST NEWS – 12-13 December 2016 – Kaieteur News… (see links to other news sources below)

The Dakota Access Pipeline and the Doctrine of Native Genocide -By Tim Scott,

The Dakota Access Pipeline and the Doctrine of Native Genocide

Tuesday, 06 December 2016 00:00 – By Tim Scott, Truthout | News Analysis

daplPhoto: Water Protectors resist the construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) on the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation, November 18, 2016. (Photo: Lucas Zhao / Oceti Sakowin Camp)

The peaceful Native Water Protectors who have been resisting the construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) on sacred land belonging to the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe have succeeded in winning federal accommodations to temporarily halt DAPL construction, but the energy company behind DAPL has pledged to proceed (with state support).       Continue reading

Viola Desmond to be first Canadian woman to grace face of banknote

Viola Desmond, often described as Canada’s Rosa Parks for her 1946 decision to sit in a whites-only section of a Nova Scotia movie theatre, will be the first woman to be celebrated on the face of a Canadian banknote. Finance Minister Bill Morneau says Desmond will grace the front