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Reflections of Cheddi Jagan (1918-1997) – By Ralph Ramkarran

REFLECTIONS ON CHEDDI JAGAN (1918-1997)

By Ralph Ramkarran – 
Friday, 23rd March 2018  – Conversation Tree Blog

Cheddi and Janet Jagan

Cheddi Jagan returned from studies in the United States to a British Guiana in 1943 that was a cauldron of poverty. The report of the Moyne Commission, which investigated poverty in the region in the 1930s concluded that “for the laboring population, mere subsistence was increasingly problematic.” The report was so explosive that it was not published until 1945. It weighed heavily in subsequent developments.

In 1946 Cheddi Jagan, Janet Jagan, Jocelyn Hubbard and Ashton Chase, the latter two of whom were active trade unionists, formed the Political Affairs Committee (PAC). In 1947 Cheddi Jagan fought and won a seat in the Legislative Council.        Continue reading

Our West Indian Cricket Shame Only Deepens – Commentary By David A. Comissiong

Barbados Underground

DAVID A. COMISSIONG, President, Clement Payne Movement, Citizen of the Caribbean, and Lover of West Indies Cricket

How  shameful  it was to witness the gleeful rejoicing of the members of the West Indies cricket team in the wake of their fortuitous and totally undeserved victory over Scotland — a non- test status, associate member team of the International Cricket Council (ICC).

These men — supposed heirs to the  great West Indian cricketing tradition of such immortals as George Headley,Sir Frank Worrell, Sir Garfield Sobers, Clive Lloyd, and Sir Vivian Richards — seemingly had no qualms about celebrating the fact that it took  a manifestly erroneous umpiring decision, the intervention of a shower of rain, and the complicated calculations designed by Messers Duckworth and Lewis to “gift” them a 5 run victory over a Cricket team that is regarded as a minnow in international cricket!

But, as hurtful and shameful…

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Caribbean: The region’s recent history is being lost – By David Jessop

Owen Arthur

Commentary by David Jessop

At the start of the month, Barbados’ former prime minister, Owen Arthur, officially departed the island’s Parliament and elective politics. Some weeks prior, he had indicated that he would not be running again in his St Peter constituency after the island’s legislature had been dissolved.

Uniquely, he is the only Barbadian prime minister to have sat in Parliament with every other prime minister of his country. He was also a participant in key national, regional and international decisions that have made the island and the Caribbean for good and ill what it is today.         Continue reading

Iran: The Fake Enemy – By Uri Avnery

The Fake Enemy – Uri Avnery

TOWARDS THE END of 1941, the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor and declared war on the USA. Their Nazi ally followed with its own declaration of war, and so did all its satellites.

The joke tells about the Hungarian ambassador in Washington who delivered his declaration of war to the Secretary of State, Cordell Hull, who decided to have some fun.             Continue reading

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