Daily Archives: September 18, 2018

President Obama : Silence, Complicity and Duplicity – By Yvonne Sam

– By Yvonne Sam

Tradition and protocol is clear today—past presidents must avoid temptation to reenter the political foray. Let the world see the maintenance of presidential dignity.

As President Barack Obama, the first Black president of the United States of America took the oath of office in 2009, George Walker Bush the outgoing president,  wished him well and exited the political stage determine to never publicly criticize his successor.  Irregardless of how bellicose folks thought George W was, or how poorly the economy fared under his administration, he nevertheless kept the vow for the entire eight years of Obama’s presidency. Even in the face of being repeatedly attacked by Obama, and having many of his policies reversed, nary a word escaped his lips. He is quoted as saying: “I don’t think it’s good for the country to have a former president undermine a current president.” Customarily former presidents do not criticize their successor.     Continue reading

China foreign minister to visit Guyana and Suriname on September 21-22. 2018

Chinese Foreign Minister, Wang Yi. Photo: Wikimedia

By Ray Chickrie
Caribbean News Now contributor – 17 September 2018

GEORGETOWN, Guyana — Georgetown is once again re-emerging as the diplomatic capital of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) and will welcome a high level visit from the foreign minister of China, Wang Yi and a large delegation to Guyana this weekend, September 21-22.

Wang Yi will also pay a visit to neighbouring Suriname, where a large Chinese diaspora exists.                 Continue reading

The World’s Indigenous Peoples – By Peter Halder 

The World’s Indigenous Peoples – By Peter Halder 

Guyana Map showing Regions

 

            On August 9 Guyana and the rest of the world observed and celebrated  the International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples. In Guyana, the indigenous people are known as Amerindians. They comprise some 10.5% of the country’s population. There are nine tribes – Wai Wai, Patamona, Arecuna, Macusi, Wapisiana, Carib, Warrau, Arawak and Akawaio. They live in 120 settlements in Regions 1, 7, 8 and 9.         Continue reading

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