Daily Archives: July 6, 2018

The View from Europe: Bringing inter-island travel into the twenty-first century – By David Jessop

The View from Europe: Bringing inter-island travel into the twenty-first century

David Jessop

By David Jessop

Addressing the opening session of the just-concluded Caribbean Community (CARICOM) heads of government meeting in Montego Bay, Mia Mottley, the prime minister of Barbados, and Gaston Browne, the prime minister of Antigua, both spoke about the need to radically improve inter-regional travel.

Ms Mottley repeated her view that unless it becomes possible to move freely within the Caribbean using a CARICOM multi-purpose identification card, the regional integration process was unlikely to flourish. What is required, she said, was “hassle-free travel” and a “single domestic space for transportation”. This, she observed, would facilitate economic development and the interchange of ideas, while encouraging a sense of common purpose that would ultimately strengthen regional integration.            Continue reading

Barbadians getting medicinal ganja relief

Barbadians getting medicinal ganja relief

Minister of Agriculture and Food Security Indar Weir recently spoke in parliament of embracing the plant in the economic and health interest of Barbadians.

“We have no time to waste making sure that we can get medical marijuana growing,” he said, adding, “we have an abundance of opportunities when it comes to unlocking and giving people the chance to grow medical marijuana, simply because of the value chain that follows. “I must share with you my government’s intention to make provision for the production of marijuana and other plans for medical purposes.”                 Continue reading

“Broken System” – Spoken Word Poem by Guyanese Poet Renata Burnette

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Victim of domestic violence with her mother – Guyana

My Poetry Corner July 2018 features the spoken word poem, “Broken System,” by young Guyanese poet Renata Burnette. Residing in the capital, Georgetown, she is a second-year undergraduate at the University of Guyana, pursuing a degree in Communications.

Renata’s poetry calls attention to the daily struggles and issues of young Guyanese, especially those in their late teens and twenties. She gained national attention in August 2016 with her poem, “Dear Mr. President,” expressing her challenges in finding a job as an undergraduate.

In “Broken System,” published on Guyana’s Independence Day, May 26, 2018, the poet portrays a system that offers little to no protection to the country’s vulnerable youth.

We have 15-year-old girls being gang raped; boys being caught in the wrong place at the wrong time. Just children running away from their homes because the ones that are supposed to…

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Cricket Council USA – 10th US OPEN CRICKET Tournament – FLORIDA – December 12th – 16th, 2018

Great News!!!! 10th Annual US Open dates starts on Dec 12th, Reserve your spot soon
Great News!!!! 10th Annual US Open dates starts on Dec 12th, Reserve your spot soon
Great News!!!! 10th Annual US Open dates starts on Dec 12th, Reserve your spot soon
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You Are Invited To Celebrate American Sports History…
The 2018 U.S. OPEN CRICKET
Central Broward Regional Park in Lauderhill, Florida
December 12th – 16th,  2018

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Dear Team,

Cricket Council USA, is pleased to invite you to participate in our 10th US OPEN CRICKET Tournament in December 12th – 16th, 2018.  The tournament will be held at the ICC approved Central Broward Regional Park, located at 3700 NW 11th Place, Lauderhill, FL 33311.

This tournament will commemorate our 10th Anniversary operating the annual US OPEN Cricket Series, and with that we strive to make it even bigger and better than the previous years.  We have already begun to spark major attention, as several International players and teams have already completed their registration.  Our goal is to make this next event one to remember, thus, registration starts now.  The fee is just $3,000 US Dollars and it’s Open to All Teams and Players.

We have made some additions to the tournament that will reward Teams an d Players for their participation. Over $100,000 in Cash & Prizes along with individual awards for:                          Continue reading

How many more killings before we call it Genocide? – By Yvonne Sam

How many more killings before we call it Genocide?

By Yvonne Sam

When will it end—- the police shootings which disproportionately kill black men? Most states neglect ordering police to learn de-escalation tactics to avoid shooting. 

From the outset it is a known fact that police brutality does not burden all racial groups equally. Let’s get it on but the disproportionate killing of black people is not a new phenomenon.On December 9, 1948 the Genocide Convention, Article 2 adopted by the General Assembly of the United Nations thus defined genocide:  “any of the following acts committed with intent to destroy, in whole or in part, a national, ethnical, racial or religious group, as such: killing members of the group; causing serious bodily or mental harm to members of the group    https://treaties.un.org/doc/publication/unts/volume%2078/volume-78-i-1021-english.pdf

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Guyana News: Demerara Waves – 05 July 2018

Guyana News: Demerara Waves – 05 July 2018

Special Purpose Unit scolds Jagdeo on GY$30 billion bond for Guysuco; investors to inspect estates next month
 
Jadgeo denies secretly asking Ramson Jr. to float his name for PPP’s presidential candidacy
 
Norway’s payments to fund solar farms in Guyana ; Jagdeo raises questions
 
Minimum State pension hiked
 
CIOG honours top 15 performing NGSA students
 
Lethem flood: Schools closed, 25 persons evacuated to shelters

Guyana-Venezuela: The “controversy” over the arbitration award of 1899 – By Dr. Odeen Ishmael

  • Several Weeks ago, COHA published an analysis of the Venezuela-Guyana boundary dispute by guest scholar Eva Golinger, who is a New York-based attorney and the author of the best-selling book The Chavez Code. In her article, Golinger presents a distinctively pro-Venezuela perspective. In an effort to create a constructive forum between two longtime friends of the organization, COHA is re-publishing the following piece by Dr. Odeen Ishmael. Mr. Ishmael served as Guyana’s ambassador to Washington and now serves as a COHA Senior Research Fellow. His piece presents a strongly pro-Guyana perspective and, as such, will serve to add balance to this issue.

By: Dr. Odeen Ishmael, Senior Research Fellow at the Council on Hemispheric Affairs        Continue reading

Tutorial High School Toronto Chapter – Family Fun Day – Toronto – August 19. 2018

An address by Vibert Lampkin delivered at a Catholic Church on May 30. 2018

An address by Vibert Lampkin delivered to the church of St. Edward the Confessor Catholic Church on
Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Vibert Lampkin

When I was invited to speak to you, I was in a quandary to know what I could say that would be of interest to a group of middle-aged, Church-going, up-standing Canadians. The President of your 55 Plus Group said I could speak on any subject I chose and then she gave me a hint – I could speak of my native land, I could speak of myself, I could speak of my work. That involves a lot of history.

Guyana, formerly British Guiana, where I was born, is the only English speaking country on the mainland of South America. It has Spanish speaking Venezuela on its western border; Dutch speaking Suriname on its eastern border; Portuguese speaking Brazil on its southern border and the Atlantic Ocean on its northern border.    Continue reading

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