Daily Archives: April 22, 2018

Earth Day 2018: End Plastic Pollution – By Rosaliene Bacchus

Three Worlds One Vision

Great Pacific Garbage Patch - NOAA

Great Pacific Garbage Patch
Photo Credit: Marine Debris NOAA

Today is Earth Day 2018. The theme this year is End Plastic Pollution in response to the exponential growth of plastic waste that now poses a threat to human survival owing to its un-biodegradable nature. When exposed to water, sun, or other elements, our plastic waste breaks down into tiny particles invisible to the naked eye. These particles – called microplastics – now contaminate our drinking water, seafood, or even the salt we add to our meals.

Earth Day Network (EDN) sums up the scope of this threat with the following 10 facts of plastic in our oceans.

Plastic waste floating in the Caribbean Sea off the coast of Honduras

Plastic waste floating in the Caribbean Sea off the coast of Honduras
Photo Credit: U.K. Daily Mail

Fact #1 – About 8 million metric tons of plastic enter our oceans every year.

Fact #2 – Five massive patches of plastics are growing…

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CSJAD New Road Newsletter – April 2018

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Guyana: Authorities seize ship with smuggled fuel

Guyana: Authorities seize ship with smuggled fuel

“Jubilee”in the Demerara River

Authorities have taken control of a vessel that is suspected to have been involved in fuel smuggling. The ship – with the name Jubilee emblazoned – is reportedly linked to several business persons locally.   Continue reading

Denmark Gets First Public Statue of a Black Woman, a ‘Rebel Queen’

Denmark Gets First Public Statue of a Black Woman, a ‘Rebel Queen’

The statue of Mary Thomas called “I Am Queen Mary” is the first public monument to a black woman in Denmark, according to the artists. CreditNick Furbo

By Martin Selsoe Sorensen – New York Times – March 31, 2018

COPENHAGEN — The statue of the woman is nearly 23 feet tall. Her head is wrapped and she stares straight ahead while sitting barefoot, but regally, in a wide-backed chair, clutching a torch in one hand and a tool used to cut sugar cane in the other.

In Denmark, where most of the public statues represent white men, two artists on Saturday unveiled the striking statue that portrays a 19th-century rebel queen who led a fiery revolt against Danish colonial rule in the Caribbean.  It’s being billed as Denmark’s first public monument to a black woman.          Continue reading

Guyana: The State Assets Recovery Agency (SARA) to start Court Action soon

SARA working on 10 major cases to send overseas

Director of SARA, Dr. Clive Thomas

SARA working on 10 major cases to send overseas

 The State Assets Recovery Agency (SARA) will begin recovery proceedings for 10 cases later this year. Director of SARA, Dr. Clive Thomas, told local media that the agency is in the process of  reviewing “well over 50 to 60” cases for the recovery of state assets.        

UK: Theresa May Announces Compensation for Windrush generation

Theresa May: Compensation for Windrush generation

Prime Minister Theresa May has said that members of the Windrush generation who have been treated unfairly by the Home Office are to be compensated “where appropriate”.
The PM said money will be offered to resolve “anxieties and problems”.

Some immigrants who came to the UK from the Commonwealth decades ago have been threatened …
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