Daily Archives: February 27, 2017

Caribbean Life News Update – 26 February 2017

Caribbean Life News Update – 26 February 2017  Caribbean Life


NY state senator recog­nizes Guyana’s 47th Republic


The New York State Legisl­ative Council, recently passed a resol­ution put forth by Sen. Roxanne Persaud and co-signed by other senators in the New York State Legisl­ature in Albany, in recogn­ition of Guyana’s 47th Republic Annive­rsary, observed on Feb. 23.

Friends of Guyana to mark 47th Republic Annive­rsary


Consul General of Guyana to New York, Barbara Atherly, on Feb. 11, launched the Friends of Guyana Consu­late initi­ative, to engage natio­nals of polit­ical organi­zation, discip­lined services, relig­ious organi­zation, and alumni, that encomp­asses the six races of Guyana, in a unified setting.

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Guyana- Shining Bright -30 Poems – By Dmitri Allicock


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Donald Trump will NOT Attend White House Correspondents’ Dinner – commentary

Donald Trump will NOT Attend White House Correspondents’ Dinner

Opinion - commentary -analysisMartin Pengelly | The Guardian UK

Donald Trump on Saturday capped a week of tumultuous relations with the press by saying he will not attend this year’s White House correspondents’ dinner, which is scheduled for 29 April 2017.

“I will not be attending the White House Correspondents’ Association Dinner this year,” the president wrote on Twitter. “Please wish everyone well and have a great evening!”

The news came as relations between the Trump administration and the news media, which he has called “the enemy of the American people”, have sunk to new lows. On Friday, leading outlets including the New York Times, CNN and the Guardian were excluded from a briefing by press secretary Sean Spicer while friendlier conservative organisations were admitted.

Editors of excluded organisations expressed anger, although White House Correspondents Association (WHCA) president Jeff Mason, of Reuters, attempted to calm troubled waters.  Continue reading

Traditional Mas Characters in Trinidad Carnival

Traditional Mas Characters in Trinidad Carnival

Traditional Mas Characters – Negue Jadin

Stickfighters in partial Negue Jadin costume

(photo courtesy Bernard De Peaza, Caribbean Beat Magazine

This now extinct character, owes its origins to pre-emancipation days; a time when Carnival was celebrated exclusively by the plantocracy. While the slaves and free coloureds were confined to their own segregated celebrations, the plantocracy, on the other hand, was free to imitate the dress and customs of their slaves. The Negue Jadin (or field slave) was one such beloved Carnival costume.

Upon the abolition of slavery, former slaves were free to celebrate and adopted the Negue Jadin character in their celebrations, albeit ironically.     Continue reading

A Few Ways to Fix a Government – by Charity Wayua – TED video

A Few Ways to Fix a Government – by Charity Wayua – TED video

Charity Wayua

Charity Wayua

Charity Wayua put her skills as a cancer researcher to use on an unlikely patient: the government of her native Kenya. She shares how she helped her government drastically improve its process for opening up new businesses, a crucial part of economic health and growth, leading to new investments and a World Bank recognition as a top reformer.

Charity Wayua, in this fascinating talk, talks about how a small team of analysts with unusual backgrounds managed to diagnose a sticky problem that was keeping new businesses from thriving — and how they ended up making real change that drives prosperity and growth…… Watch video »

Here’s Everyone Who’s Immigrated to the U.S. Since 1820 – interactive map

Here’s Everyone Who’s Immigrated to the U.S. Since 1820


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May 3, 2016 – http://metrocosm.com/animated-immigration-map/

This is neat.  Also watch the lower left of the screen.                   
For the past 200 years where have all the people been coming from?                         
Notice what happens after 1970. You can stop it by clicking the “stop/start” box/arrow
on the right side of the slide.

From 1820 to 2013, 79 million people obtained lawful permanent resident status in the United States. The interactive map below visualizes all of them based on their prior country of residence. The brightness of a country corresponds to its total migration to the U.S. at the given time.       Continue reading

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