Monthly Archives: November 2018

Faith leaders in Queens hold Vigil for Pittsburgh – By Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

Faith leaders in Queens hold Vigil for Pittsburgh

Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

– By Dr. Dhanpaul Narine – The West Indian . NOV 03, 2018 .

In the beginning it was the word. Then came other words that went to a good place. But there were those for whom the words meant nothing. They heard but did not listen and the consequences were severe. The major religions of the world have emphasized the hallowed place of words. This was the theme of a Vigil that was held to pay respects to the eleven Jews that were murdered in a synagogue last weekend. The atrocity took place in Pittsburgh by someone that harbored hate.         Continue reading

Nostalgia: Guyana Folk Songs – Bing Serrao and the Ramblers

This is an early recording of Bing Serrao and the Ramblers … maybe in the early 1960’s

This Band – now a trio – still plays at events in Toronto, Canada, The oldest member is 84 years old.

Guyana President diagnosed with Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma – undergoing treatment

Guyana: President Granger diagnosed with Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma – undergoing treatment

President David Granger

President David Granger has been diagnosed in Cuba with Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma and underwent surgery and began a second phase of treatment today, according to a statement from the Guyana Embassy in Havana, Cuba.

The statement said that the President is expected to make a full recovery under the supervision of his doctors.


Ontario Is Begging For Skilled Trade Workers And Is Looking To Give Free Education

Ontario Is Begging For Skilled Trade Workers And Is Looking To Give Free Education To Get 1,200 People In The Workforce

It’s the perfect time to make a career switch and learn a new trade.

While some people head to university for good career prospects, there is another way to make a good living in Canada without having to rack up school debt. If you’re someone who likes to get their hands dirty then it may be time to start exploring your options working in a skilled trade.

Right now, Ontario is looking to send 1,200 Ontarians into apprenticeship programs absolutely free because the province is in need of more specialized workers. Tradespeople are workers who specialize in a particular field that requires work experience, on-the-job training, and some formal education.


Robotics and Jobs: Chart of the Week: “Man vs Machine” – Infographic

     Forecasting a Robot-Driven Workplace … Arriving Shortly

Chart of the Week: “Man vs Machine”

Chart of the Week is a feature each Friday that reveals interesting market data.

Will a Robot Take Your Job?

By 2022, about one-fifth of global jobs will be impacted by AI advancements in the workplace.

However, this impact will not be distributed evenly between industries or roles.

Today’s chart looks at the specific types of work skills that robots are taking over.

We also look at which types of jobs will be the most stable during this transition, the new roles will be created, and which jobs are the most in jeopardy.

Click link below for details:

>> See the Chart of the Week 

We want our country back – By Rosaliene Bacchus

Three Worlds One Vision

White NATIONALISTS in Charlottesville – Virginia – August 2017
Photo Credit: Vox (Samuel Corum/Anadolu Agency)

We want our country back
rile white nationalists
goose-stepping through the streets
of Americaville
waving tiki torches
emboldened and blinded
by their chosen fuhrer
ruling in the White House.

Homo sapiens. Wise man. Where is the wisdom, our superior intelligence, when we know not that we know not? How soon we forget that we live on the ancestral lands of conquered Native Americans: over 500 tribes occupying these lands for more than 15,000 years. How soon we forget that the good life we have enjoyed for generations has come with the sacrifice of non-white bodies to the gods of greed, plunder, and dispossession.

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GUYANA: Miss World Guyana heads to China

Miss World Guyana heads to China

Miss World Guyana 2018, Ambika Ramraj strike a pose during a farewell to China reception at the Urban Gallery in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.

The idiom, ‘beauty is only skin-deep’ certainly does not apply to Miss World Guyana, Ambika Ramraj, who is beautiful, inside and out. The 19-year-old who will represent Guyana at the Dec. 8, pageant in Sanya, China, received warm wishes at the Urban Gallery in Williamsburg, during a farewell reception, on Nov. 4.       Continue reading

Parliament of World Religions held in Toronto: the world class Interfaith city

Parliament of World Religions held in Toronto: the world class Interfaith city

By Habeeb Alli – Founder of  One Love Media

Parliament of Religious Leaders

I had the honor of presenting for the second time at the Parliament- a 100 year old Interfaith Institution- on my work as a Chaplain as well as my community engagement work with Toronto’s interfaith bodies. It was indeed a satisfying experience given that Toronto was host to such a global family of some 80 countries from 220 spiritual paths.      Continue reading

The Caribbean honours its overlooked WW1 soldiers – BBC News

The Caribbean honours its overlooked WW1 soldiers

Ex-servicemen in Antigua think the contribution of Caribbean soldiers to WW1 has been overlooked

Ask ex-servicemen in Antigua and Barbuda about their country’s contribution to World War One efforts and the response will be delivered with ample pride and a touch of pique.

This Remembrance Sunday at 11:00, as they do every year, they will join their counterparts around the world and gather at the nation’s Cenotaph to commemorate their fallen, but overlooked, heroes.


Winners of 2018 Nobel Prize – By Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

Winners: Denis Mukwege and Nadia Murad

Denis Mukwege

Nadia Murad

He has been called the main street of hope while she has led the fight to give more visibility to wartime sexual violence against women.
The Nobel Committee awarded the 2018 Peace Prize to Denis Mukwege and Nadia Murad for ‘their efforts to end the use of sexual violence as a weapon of war and armed conflict. Both laureates have made a critical contribution to focusing attention on, and combating, such war crimes.’.

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