Daily Archives: 01/24/2018

Profile: Khalleel Mohamed’s ‘Learn to Read’ Program – By Dr Dhanpaul Narine

Khalleel Mohamed’s ‘Learn to Read’ Program

By Dr Dhanpaul Narine

Khalleel Mohamed

Khalleel Mohamed is one of the earliest Master’s graduates from the famous History Department of the University of Guyana (UG). In the seventies, the Department led by Sister Noel Menezes, and others, produced a number of distinguished graduates. It focused on local research at the Master’s level and was the flagship Department of the University.

Khalleel was born in Maryville, Leguan, in the Essequibo Islands. It is one of the most  picturesque islands in Guyana. Khalleel completed his primary education in Leguan before proceeding to the University of Guyana. He also taught in the school system in Guyana. His tour of duty as a teacher lasted for sixteen years.

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Canada’s Justin Trudeau tells Davos: tackle inequality or risk failure

Canadian prime minister says employing more women is the smart thing to do

Canada’ PM Justin Trudeau

Canada’s prime minister, Justin Trudeau, has challenged leaders of the world’s biggest corporations to hire more women and to tackle sexual harassment as he warned that a business-as-usual approach to tackling inequality would lead to failure for everyone.

In a keynote speech to the World Economic Forum in Davos, Trudeau said hiring, promoting and retaining more women was the key to narrowing the “staggering” gap between rich and poor.    Continue reading



Venezuela – Click to enlarge

It’s difficult to fathom why the extension of humanitarian generosity to Venezuelans fleeing the dictatorial excesses of Nicolas Madura’s accelerating civil war against his nation continues to be met with stiff resistance and more than just a modicum of ignorance by officials in Guyana, its bordering neighbor.

It would be instructive to note that Guyana was issued membership to the United Nations on September 26th 1966, shortly after it became an independent nation. By soliciting and accepting membership in that world body, Guyana gave both implicit and explicit consent to follow its tenets- the pertinent one here being Article 14 of its Declaration of Human Rights :everyone has the right to seek and to enjoy in other countries asylum from persecution.     Continue reading

Strengthening Justice Delivery In The Caribbean

Strengthening justice delivery in the Caribbean

January 23, 2018 – : Caribbean News Now

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad — Antiquated systems have long been the bane of legal practitioners in the Caribbean, contributing to severe case backlogs, expensive legal services and debilitating delays.

In 2016, the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) established APEX as a not-for-profit agency to deliver capacity building and technology-based solutions to improve justice delivery for Caribbean courts, law offices and related agencies.   Continue reading

Guyana and Suriname agriculture to benefit from Indonesia/Islamic Bank agreement

Guyana and Suriname agriculture to benefit from Indonesia/Islamic Bank agreement

  – By Ray Chickrie – Caribbean News Now contributor

JEDDAH, Saudi Arabia — Dr Bambang Brodjonegoro, minister of national development planning of Indonesia, and Dr Bandar Hajjar, president of the Islamic Development Bank (IsDB), recently signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) in Jeddah to promote partnership between the bank and Indonesia in the exchange of experiences as a platform of development cooperation among the bank’s member countries. Guyana and Suriname will benefit from this agreement.       Continue reading

Brexit could end the age of “Cool Britannia” | The Economist video

Brexit could end the age of “Cool Britannia” | The Economist

The Economist – Published on Nov 15, 2017

Brexit is not only a concern for Britain’s economic future, it’s also threatening the country’s “street cred”: 2018 could mark the end of “Cool Britannia”.

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