Daily Archives: May 14, 2017

Motherhood and Marginalization: The Oppressive History of the Birth Industry

Motherhood and Marginalization: The Oppressive History of the Birth Industry

Sunday, May 14, 2017  – By Rochaun Meadows-Fernandez, Truthout | Report

(Image: Lauren Walker / Truthout)(Image: Lauren Walker / Truthout)

To say that the birth industry is mostly white would be an extreme understatement. Less than 4 percent of registered nurse midwives are African American, around 1 percent are of Asian descent and less than 1 percent are Latina according to a recent survey. A low level of representation is an issue in many industries, but in the birth world it is particularly problematic. The pervasive whiteness of the birth industry leads to culturally incompetent care that fuels the negative outcomes that women of color face both directly and indirectly.     Continue reading

CALYPSO HUMOUR – by Dave Martins + music videos

CALYPSO HUMOUR – by Dave Martins. – Credits Stabroek News.

Dave Martins

From time to time on this ubiquitous internet that parades things before us; one often sees presentations reminding us of aspects of our lives that are no more. Many of them treat with life in North America where such things as the hand-cranked telephone or the steam locomotive with the operator shoveling coal are no longer in existence, along with ladies’ dresses touching the ground or the looping chain draping a man’s trousers as evidence of a watch in his waist-line.

In a similar presentation in Guyana we would no longer see the street vendor patiently making a “press” with his hand shaver (the shaving now is done by machine, and the product name is “snow cone”) or someone like Garamai, basket on bicycle handle-bar, selling his famous potato balls around Georgetown.     Continue reading

HEADLINES FROM NEWS AMERICAS NOW – Week Ending May 12, 2017

HEADLINES FROM NEWS AMERICAS NOW – Week Ending May 12, 2017  

Seven Of The Most Expensive Caribbean Properties On The Market Today

Opposition Takes The Win In Bahamas Election 

One Of The UK’s Wealthiest Has Caribbean Roots

This Former Puerto Rico Cop Is Facing 10 Years In Jail

8 Top Caribbean Born US Jockeys You Should Know

News Americas Now Grabs Number One Spot As Leading Regional Caribbean News Site

Caribbean ET News Round-Up – DR-Born Actress Returns In Guardians of the Galaxy

Finding Caribbean Food In US States That Are More Than 90 Percent White

 What Would The Derby Be Without Immigrants? 

 Trump’s America — Donald Trump’s Favorite President

Caribbean Recipe Of The Week – Jamaican Banana Fritters

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Guyana: Capitol TV News Videos – 13 May 2017

Guyana: Capitol TV News Videos – 13 May 2017

At least a dozen individuals have shown interest in the struggling Sugar Industry

Posted: 13 May 2017 04:54 AM PDT

Minister of Public is working on remedying deficiencies as it seeks to improve the delivery of health care in Region 2

Posted: 13 May 2017 04:51 AM PDT

CARICOM Trade Ministers focusing on development of micro, small and medium enterprise as part of expanding the region’s production base

Posted: 13 May 2017 04:46 AM PDT

Central Housing & Planning Authority & IDB discusses development of a National Housing Strategy

Posted: 13 May 2017 04:42 AM PDT

The high court has halted GTT efforts in retrenching over 200 worker, at least for the time being

Posted: 13 May 2017 04:39 AM PDT

Diamond Mineral Water Sports Round Up, May 12, 2017

Posted: 13 May 2017 04:37 AM PDT

Mothers and Mothers-in-Law – by Francis Quamina Farrier

Mothers and Mothers-in-Law – by Francis Quamina Farrier

Francis Quamina Farrier

Today, Mother’s Day 2017, has come at a time when both my mother and mother-in-law are no longer with us. My mother Stella passed away in 1963 at age 58. My mother-in-law Olive passed away in 2016 at age 105. My mother delivered six children. Two died in infancy. My mother-in-law delivered ten children. Two died in infancy. Both my mother, Stella, and my mother-in-law, Olive, were very strong women who laid down the law in the home for their children. Simple though they were, both were fantastic mothers. Their Law-abiding lives were a great contribution to the smoother running of Guyana. I regard them both as unsung heroines.    Continue reading