Daily Archives: December 29, 2018

A Message For All Of Humanity – Charlie Chaplin in movie “The Great Dictator” (1935) – video

A Message For All Of Humanity – Charlie Chaplin’s inspirational final speech in “The Great Dictator”. This video was made in 2011 to illustrate this speech made in 1935, Transcript below: 

I’m sorry but I don’t want to be an emperor. That’s not my business. I don’t want to rule or conquer anyone. I should like to help everyone if possible; Jew, Gentile, black men, white.

We all want to help one another. Human beings are like that. We want to live by each other’s’ happiness, not by each other’s misery. We don’t want to hate and despise one another. In this world there is room for everyone.

And the good earth is rich and can provide for everyone. The way of life can be free and beautiful, but we have lost the way. Greed has poisoned men’s souls; has barricaded the world with hate; has goose-stepped us into misery and bloodshed.        Continue reading

West Indies Cricket – Sobers Lament – Dr Dhanpaul Narine

West Indies Cricket and the Sobers Lament – By Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

Sir Garfield Sobers

We could talk until we turn blue. We could debate all night, and yes, since we are West Indians no one could win us in an argument. When it comes to cricket, we know the stories. As the liquids flow, we could recite the statistics from memory. West Indies beat England in 1950 at Lords, with those ‘pals of mine.’

We know about the exploits of the three ‘W’s, the majesty of Sobers, the swagger of Richards, the improvisation of Kanhai, and the matchless motions of Holding and Marshall. In the 1975 World Cup, when the wickets were tumbling at Lords it was Lloyd and Kanhai that held the side together. We need to remind Stevan Riley that his ‘Fire in Babylon’ shouldn’t only be about ‘black men winning in cricket.’ It should be about all nationalities. There were brown men too and they excelled. Kanhai, Kallicharran and Chanderpaul were once West Indies captains.

READ MORE: West Indies Cricket- Sobers Lament

Can Guyanese Youth Bridge the Racial Divide? – An Indo-Guyanese Perspective

PART TWO: Can Guyana’s youth bridge the racial divide? Part One: Race Relations from an Indo-Guyanese Perspective

Guyana’s racial climate gets quite tense at times. There’s no arguing with that. An often overlooked aspect when engaging in discourse about race is that there is a dynamic of power held by two majority groups, Afro-Guyanese and Indo-Guyanese, that is unparalleled. The absence of this consideration leads many to assume that minority groups and majority groups are all on equal footage and that racial micro-aggressions have similar weighting.

Indo-Guyanese people account for 39 percent of the Guyanese Population, according to the 2012 Housing and Population Census; the largest demographic by ethnicity. Kaieteur News interviewed two Indo-Guyanese youth on how they perceive and navigate racial issues in Guyana. Anthony Rachpaul is a student at the University of Guyana. Faudia Ramjohn is a production supervisor, at 20, for Sterling Products Ltd.   Continue reading

PRESS STATEMENT – By Peoples’ National Congress Reform – 28 December 2018

PRESS STATEMENT 

By Peoples’ National Congress Reform

EXPOSING PPP’S CONSPIRACY IN THE NATIONAL ASSEMBLY

The recent motion in Parliament must be seen in the context of the PPP and Jagdeo continued operation as if Guyana is a criminalised state.

The dismantling of the criminalised state by APNU+AFC government has demonstrated progress which has earned Guyana respect within the league of nations. The motion clearly demonstrates Jagdeo’s modus operandi to continue his embrace by taking his criminal actions to a new level by bribing a sitting member of Parliament with the intention of bringing down the elected government of Guyana. There is no doubt that this act in Parliament is an act of betrayal first and foremost, to the hundreds of thousands of Guyanese from all social backgrounds: who on May 11, 2015 took our country back by voting to end 23 years of rampant PPP corruption, arrogance, discrimination and bad governance.          Continue reading

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