Daily Archives: May 29, 2018

GUYANA NATIONAL AWARDS – By Verian Mentis-Barker – Commentary

Guyana 52nd Independence Parade

Guyana National Awards

By Verian Mentis-Barker – May 28, 2018 – XpressBlogg

The transgression was not the complaint that the award had been given to the wrong person.

That criticism is as old as award ceremonies themselves.

It’s, rather, the concern over the apparent penchant to gift the country’s national awards in a manner that seems relatively gratuitous and inconsistent with their origin and purpose.

The sullying of the Guyana’s National Awards with politics can be traced to Jagdeo’s stepping outside of the provisions of the Orders of Guyana to create the Order of Liberation, custom made for President Cheddi Jagan-  a one-time singular honor, never to be conferred again, as if it were to go poof after the ceremony.

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Ramadan Interfaith Gala: Fundraiser for Children of Guyana – 01 June 2018 – Toronto

Ramadan Interfaith Gala: Fundraiser for Children of Guyana – 01 JUNE 2018 – TORONTO

by Habeeb Alli

TICKETS  $25

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Ramadan Mubarak!

Greetings!

I would like to profusely thank you for your continuous contributions and generous support towards our programs in the past year. We sincerely hope your Ramadan would be joyous and blessed!

As an extension of the annual One Love Gala we are continuing our mission in Ramadan by hosting for the first time this Iftar dinner. This is a continuation of the Canada Day Iftar that I started a few years ago!    Continue reading

U.S. Prisons: For some, like slavery without chains – By Mohamed Hamaludin

U.S.: Meaningful prison reform needs more than mere tokenism

By MOHAMED HAMALUDIN

Some 2,300,000 Americans are locked up in federal, state and local prisons and jails, meaning the U.S with five percent of the world’s population have 22 percent of its prisoners, according to Amnesty International. The most, 1,300,000, are in state prisons, 630,000 in local jails and 197,000 in federal prisons. Another 3.7 million people are on probation and another 840,000 are on parole, for a grand total of 6.8 million.

Whites are 64 percent of the population but 39 percent of prisoners, whereas blacks are 13 percent of the population and 40 percent of inmates.        Continue reading