Daily Archives: May 1, 2017

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“Destination” – Poem by Guyanese-Canadian Poet Janet Naidu

From the Rosaliene Bacchus Blog

Three Worlds One Vision

East Indian Indentured Laborers

In commemoration of the centennial of the abolition of Indian Indentureship on March 12, 1917, my Poetry Corner May 2017 features the poem “Destination” by Janet Naidu, a Guyanese-born poet, writer, social activist, and life-skills coach. She migrated to Canada in 1975, at the age of twenty-two, where she obtained a BA in Political Science and Caribbean Studies from the University of Toronto and, later in life, an LLB from the University of London (UK).

With the abolition of slavery in 1834 and the end of the apprenticeship scheme in 1838, the mass exodus of ex-slaves from plantations across the British Empire created a dire need for a regular and reliable supply of labor. On May 5, 1838, the first group of about 400 Indian indentured laborers, on a five-year contract, arrived in British Guiana on the sailing ships, Whitby and Hesperus. By 1917, their numbers totaled over 238,000…

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Humans reached the Americas far earlier than thought – new study

Humans reached the Americas far earlier than thought, according to new study
Ancient bones and stones in California could blow open the debate about human settlement of the Americas 100,000 years before they were supposed to have arrived. But many experts say such an extraordinary claim needs far stronger evidence.
By Sarah Kaplan  • Read more »

Education COI reveals…Ghost teachers lurking in the system – COI Chairman

Education COI reveals…Ghost teachers lurking in the system – COI Chairman

Apr 29, 2017  – Kaieteur News

– Minister calls situation “high fraud”, “beyond powers of the Ministry”

Sometime ago calls were made for the Ministry of Human Services, now the Social Protection Ministry, to launch an investigation into allegations of an Old Age pension list fraught with ghost pensioners.

Photo: Mr. Ed Caesar (L) hands over the preliminary Education COI report to Minister Rupert Roopnaraine in the company of other members of the Commission.

However, a similar state of affairs has now been uncovered within the Ministry of Education.
Revelations in this regard were exposed by Mr. Ed Caesar, Chairman of the Commission of Inquiry [COI], appointed by Government to investigate the education system. The COI was recommended by Senior Minister of Education, Rupert Roopnaraine.    Continue reading

Copa-Turkish Airlines agreement opens Guyana to Africa, Eurasia and Far East

Copa-Turkish Airlines agreement opens Guyana to Africa, Eurasia and Far East
 May 1, 2017 – By Ray Chickrie – Caribbean News Now contributor

PANAMA CITY, Panama — An agreement to operate joint flights was signed on Friday between Star Alliance members Copa and Turkish Airlines, and is a major game changer for the travel industry of Latin America and the Caribbean. This is especially important to Guyana, a country very much isolated from global hubs.

Now travelers can fly Copa Airlines from Guyana to Panama City and connect with Turkish Airlines’ vast global network to cities in Africa, Europe, Central Asia, the Middle and Far East.    Continue reading

The French Elections: The Israeli Macron – By Uri Avnery

The Israeli Macron  – By Uri Avnery – 29/04/2017

Uri Avnery

A DEEP sigh of relief, coming straight from the heart.

When I was 10 years old, my family fled from Nazi Germany. We were fearful that the Gestapo was after us. When we approached the French border, our fear was acute. Then our train crossed the bridge that separated Germany from France, and we heaved a deep sigh of relief.

It was almost the same sigh. France has again sent a message of freedom.

Emmanuel Macron (Emmanuel is a Hebrew name, meaning “God is with us”) has won the first round, and there is a strong possibility that he will win the second round, too.

This is not just a French affair. It concerns all mankind.      [Read more]

Prediction: Marine Le Pen will be the next French President – Jean H Charles

I am predicting Marine Le Pen will become the next French president – Commentary

Published on April 29, 2017 – By Jean H Charles

Jean H Charles

Some two months before the last American election, last September I accurately predicted that Donald Trump would win the ballot in the following November election; I am now, two weeks before the final French election, penning the prediction that Marine le Pen will be the winner of the final ballot.

This prediction is based not only on the de visu map of the Le Pen electorate, the red dots mainly in the northern part of France as well as in the rest of the country indicate the strength of the mass of discontented voters ready to take the jump on the Le Pen bandwagon even though the train is being labeled as racist and xenophobic.    Continue reading