Daily Archives: March 29, 2018

Guyana: Over 14,000 pupils sit 2018 National Grade Six Assessment [NGSA]

Guyana: Over 14,000 pupils sit 2018 National Grade Six Assessment [NGSA]

Over 14,000 pupils from schools across the country have been registered to sit the 2018 National Grade Six Assessment [NGSA] which commenced yesterday. NGSA is a school-leaving assessment which is designed to determine where pupils will undergo their secondary level education.          Continue reading

My 17-hour Qantas odyssey – Australia to the UK Nonstop

My 17-hour Qantas odyssey in kangaroo pyjamas

 in the air – The Guardian . UK

The airline has made history with its first non-stop flight from Australia to the UK. Here’s what it was like to be on board

The Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner takes off from Perth airport

Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner

This is the story of a flight. But it starts with a few caveats. Firstly, it is not a normal flight – the passengers are not your average travellers as they include ministers, CEOs and more journalists than politicians would normally be comfortable sharing a small space with.    Continue reading

Opinion: The guns debate is a culture war. And young people will win it

Young activists raised on social media and memes were bound to come up with the best protest signs.     Continue reading

Opinion: America Cannot Bear to Bring Back Indentured Servitude

America Cannot Bear to Bring Back Indentured Servitude

It’s a history lesson worth remembering: The exploitation of immigrant workers only encourages more — and worse — abuse.

Ariel Ron and Dael Norwood | The Atlantic

In 1624, Jane Dickenson petitioned the governor of Virginia for relief from bondage. Four years earlier, her husband had signed a contract of indenture to pay for his immigration from England; it obliged him to labor for a man named Nicholas Hide for a period of seven years.    Continue reading

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