Daily Archives: 11/05/2017

TOUR GUYANA – By Samantha Sheoprashad – video


TOUR GUYANA – By Samantha Sheoprashad  – Published on Jun 11, 2017


“If I Had My Way” – Poem by Guyanese-Canadian Poet Yvonne Sam

From the Rosaliene Bacchus Blog.

Three Worlds One Vision

Think and Work Wisely - Painting by Guyanese Artist Philip Moore

My Poetry Corner November 2017 features the poem “If I Had My Way” from the poetry collection, Life’s Many Faces: Fun-on-the-Run (2013), by Yvonne Sam, a Guyanese-born poet, nurse, educator, and community volunteer. For the past forty years, she lives in Canada where she earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing, following a thirteen-year nursing career in England. To fill a need for teachers in her community in Montreal, she later obtained a Masters in Education and a Diploma in Adult Education.

While Yvonne Sam maintains a light tone throughout her collection, she does not shy away from injecting an irreverent tone or strong moral convictions when dealing with life’s controversial issues. As a black woman and teacher, she urges “Black Youth” to get an education, to stay in school. She propels them forward in her poem:

So move on black youth let not your mind tire
Education must…

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Venezuela’s opposition is on the verge of collapse – By Marco Aponte-Moreno

Venezuela’s opposition is on the verge of collapse – By Marco Aponte-Moreno

It’s been a bittersweet couple of weeks for the Venezuelan opposition, which for six months this year staged daily protests against the authoritarian-leaning regime of president Nicolás Maduro.

On Oct. 26, the alliance – which began working together in 2008 to counterbalance Hugo Chávez’s “Chavista” regime – was given the Sakharov Prize, one of the world’s most prestigious human rights awards.

“Today we are supporting a nation’s freedom to struggle,” said Antonio Tajani, president of European Parliament, in bestowing the honor upon the more than two dozen parties that comprise Venezuela’s Democratic Unity Roundtable.

However, the award came just after the opposition had been handed a stunning defeat in Venezuela’s Oct. 15 regional elections. Despite a 75 percent approval rating, its candidates won just five of 23 state governorships.    READ MORE

Why Puerto Rico ‘doesn’t count’ to the US government – Jay L. Zagorsky

Why Puerto Rico ‘doesn’t count’ to the US government – 

Hurricanes Irma and Maria devastated Puerto Rico in September, destroying homes, crops and communications. Many weeks later, power has been restored to fewer than 20 percent of homes. A third of the population still lacks reliable drinking water.

I am an economist and have followed the hurricanes’ impact with great interest because my sister lives in Puerto Rico. She was off the island and preparing to fly back when Irma hit. Her friends in Puerto Rico all tell her the same message: “Don’t come back now.”

I began wondering: If the damage is that great, how much will overall U.S. gross domestic product, unemployment and inflation be affected by the devastation in Puerto Rico?     READ MORE

Donald Trump- A Petty President -By Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

Donald Trump- A Petty President -By Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

President Donald Trump

In the land of petty Donald Trump is King. This President, who tweets at all hours, could not fi nd the right words to say to the widow of a fallen American hero. On October 4, 2017 four Special Services soldiers were killed at the border of Niger and Mali.

It took twelve days for President Trump to publicly comment on the incident. In the meantime, he was busy calling out the press for reporting fake news, criticizing Bob Corker, the Puerto Rican administration, the NFL and Kim-unJong of North Korea. Trump finally called the widow of one of the soldiers. She was Myeshia Johnson. In a bizarre ‘he said, she said’ episode it was stated that Trump disrespected the memory of fallen soldier Sgt. La David Johnson. What is sad and baffling is that Trump wouldn’t let the matter go; he tweets frequently about it to prove his point and ends up causing more grief to the family.

Read more: Donald Trump- A Petty President -By Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

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