Daily Archives: February 26, 2018

Guyana: A Fountain Of My Favorite Things – 21 Poems By Dmitri Allicock

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CHEDDI JAGAN AT 100: His Journey and the Destination – London UK. – March 28. 2018

CHEDDI JAGAN AT 100: A CONVERSATION ON HIS JOURNEY AND THE DESTINATION.  LONDON UK. March 28, 2018

by johnmair100@hotmail.com

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CHEDDI JAGAN AT 100: HIS JOURNEY AND THE DESTINATION

Cheddi Jagan

A CONVERSATION ON HIS LEGACY

Cheddi Bharat Jagan was born on March 22nd 1918 in Port Mourant Berbice. One Hundred years after that date, what does history make of the ‘Father of the Guyanese Nation’?

Two very eminent Guyanese born historians discuss his life and Legacy:

Clem Seecharran is the Emeritus Professor of Caribbean History at London Metropolitan University

Richard Drayton is the Rhodes Professor of Imperial History at Kings College London

Chair: John Mair Guyanese born journalist and author/editor of 23 books.

Date: Wednesday March 28th 2018   –  Time: 6.00 for 6.30

Place; Guyana High Commission 3 Palace Court Bayswater Road London W2.

Admission price: £10.00 to cover cost of drinks and refreshments.

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  • High Commission for Guyana
  • 3 Palace Court
  • London
  • W2 4LP
  • United Kingdom
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Why are school children killing school children? – By Yvonne Sam

The Bigger Question beyond Gun Control: Why are school children killing school children?

By Yvonne Sam

 Education must not be shunned in any gun control conversation. Deeper questions must be asked regarding why the shootings are happening in schools.

Oh say can you see the frightening statistics from which America cannot flee. The facts are plain for all to see.  Let us start off by doing the numbers —- America witnessed 30 mass shootings (instances with loss of four or more lives) in the first 45 days of 2018.  Emerging from this frightening statistic is the fact that as many as 18 of these incidents were school shootings.       Continue reading

Canefield Class Consciousness: Cheddi Jagan at 100 – Opinion

Opinion: Canefield Class Consciousness: Cheddi Jagan at 100

Amílcar Sanatan | Telesur TV

Among the many achievements of the Jagan-led PPP, his analysis of the conditions of sugar workers was intellectually profound and insightful.

Cheddi Jagan was born on 22 March 1918. As we celebrate his hundredth birthday, I reflect on his contribution to Caribbean social and political thought based on his sugar plantation experience and his formulations of Marxist political strategy.

Indo-Caribbean contributions to political and social thought in the region have not been given the attention and scholarly recognition it deserves.   Continue reading

MORAY HOUSE TRUST- February 2018: Focus on the Petroleum Industry

Moray House Trust

UPDATE FROM MORAY HOUSE TRUST: FEBRUARY 2018

With weak institutions and a shortage of human capital, Guyana faces as many challenges as opportunities as it attempts to capitalise on recent oil discoveries offshore. “Guyana has almost zero capacity now for dealing with oil and gas,” Dr Jan Mangal, petroleum adviser to President David Granger said recently at the University of Guyana.

[see: https://www.bloomberg.com/view/articles/2018-02-16/guyana-s-big-oil-find-could-lead-to-riches-or-ruin]

In 2017 Moray House Trust hosted five events devoted to examining aspects of Guyana’s nascent petroleum industry.

Read more:  UPDATE FROM MORAY HOUSE TRUST- FEBRUARY 2018

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