Daily Archives: 04/01/2018

Guyana: 20 arrested, trucks, vessel, smuggled alcohol seized in GRA raid

Guyana:  smuggled alcohol seized in GRA raid at Parika

What GRA seized on Friday

A major intelligence-driven operation has resulted in millions of dollars worth of liquor seized in a raid on Good Friday.

According to officials of the Guyana Revenue Authority (GRA), yesterday, 20 persons were arrested in the exercise that took place in the vicinity of the Two Brothers gas wharf, Parika East Bank Essequibo.            Continue reading

Vatican scrambles after pope appears to deny existence of hell

Repubblica founder Eugenio Scalfari has misrepresented pontiff’s words, says Vatican

Pope Francis leaves the Regina Coeli prison in Rome after washing the feet of inmates.
 Pope Francis leaves the Regina Coeli prison in Rome after washing the feet of inmates. 

The Vatican has scrambled to clarify comments made by Pope Francis to a well-known Italian journalist that appeared to deny the existence of hell.

The Holy See issued a terse statement saying a lengthy article published in La Repubblica on Wednesday by Eugenio Scalfari, 93, the newspaper’s founder, was “the fruit of his reconstruction” and not “a faithful transcription of the Holy Father’s words”.    READ MORE

“This is My Meditation” – Poem by Guyanese-born Author & Poet Sir Wilson Harris

Three Worlds One Vision

Dawn and Evening Star, Olmec Maya Series by Guyanese-born Artist Aubrey Williams, 1982

Dawn & Evening Star, Olmec Maya Series (1982) by Guyanese-born Artist Aubrey Williams
Source: October Gallery

On March 8th, Guyana’s illustrious literary writer, Sir Wilson Harris, died at the age of ninety-six in England where he had lived since 1959. Born in 1921 in New Amsterdam, British Guiana (now Guyana), Harris began his writing career as a poet, obtaining exposure through the colony’s literary magazine, Kyk-over-Al. My Poetry Corner April 2018 features one of these poems, “This is My Meditation,” published in 1947. Since I couldn’t find the original title of this poem, I’ve used the opening words as a substitute.

When he was two years old, Harris lost his father, “a well-off insurance businessman with a chauffeur-driven car.” His mother moved to the capital, Georgetown, and remarried. Six years later, tragedy struck again. His stepfather disappeared; believed drowned in the Interior.

“At almost the same time, I saw…

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Civil rights road trip – plus music videos playlist

Civil rights road trip – music playlist

The hopes and suffering of the civil rights era coincided with and helped inspire a golden age of American music. The message is loud and proud on these soul, jazz and gospel classics.

50 years on from the death of Martin Luther King: civil rights road trip

Martin Luther King’s ‘I have a dream speech”

Can You Feel It – Martin Luther King Mix | Fingers Inc

Mixing one of the greatest speeches in history with a Chicago house track might sound like a bad idea but the result is spectacular, heightening the power of both the music and – as if it were needed – the great man’s message.



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Venezuela: Jogging in Ciudad Guayana Became Obstacle Course Racing

Jogging in Ciudad Guayana Became Obstacle Course Racing

Carlos Hernández | Caracas Chronicles

Running is one of those things that communism hasn’t ruined for me yet, and as long as my running shoes don’t break, I’ll keep doing it (I don’t think I can replace those). I’m not that into fitness, but there’s something uplifting about taking a break and going for a run on my own. Problem is, these days the scenery turns a little more apocalyptic every time I go out.               Continue reading

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