Monthly Archives: January 2019

Guyana Politics: Political developments – Editorial – Stabroek News commentary

Political developments

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Teach the Children: African Guyanese must be frank with our leaders – Dr. David Hinds

 Jan 20, 2019 – By Dr. David Hinds

A little-known calypso by Kelvin Pope aka The Mighty Duke titled “Teach the Children” is fresh on my mind. It is part of a module on historical memory for a course on Black Political Music that I am currently teaching. In that calypso, Duke sought to educate listeners about the profound history of Africa; he contended that such memory was critical to the cultural health of the nation.

I cite Duke to make the point that here in Guyana, we are constantly guilty of not teaching the children, because we avoid the essence of our politics in the quest for political power.     Continue reading

Guyana: 49th Republic Celebration – Toronto – February 22, 2019

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Guyana: International Year of Indigenous Languages launched

Int’l year of Indigenous Languages launched in Guyana

The Nine Indigenous Languages of Guyana were celebrated yesterday in Aishalton Village, South Rupununi, Upper Takutu-Upper Essequibo, Region 9, as the Ministry of Indigenous Peoples’ Affairs

Scenes from the official launch of International Year of the Indigenous Languages in Aishalton Village, South Rupununi, Upper Takutu-Upper Essequibo, Region 9

collaborated with the University of Guyana to officially launch International Year of the Indigenous Languages.
The historic event saw representatives from the Nine Nations of Guyana, many of whom are visiting the Rupununi for the first time, speaking in their respective dialects, Patamona, Akawaio, Wapichan, Makushi, Wai Wai, Carib, Arecuna and Arawak.       Continue reading

Guyana: House to House Registration required to prevent corrupted elections – GECOM Commissioner

Absence of House to House Registration leaves room for corrupted elections – GECOM Commissioner

Guyana Politics: I’m disappointed, but I will work with him – Anil Nandlall

Irfaan Ali and Anil Nandlall

Anil Nandlall expressed frustration after losing the contest forPeople’s Progressive Party/Civic (PPP/C)’s presidential candidacy to Irfaan Ali, yesterday. However, he said that he will work with Ali to ensure that the party wins the election.

An abrupt turn of events caused the two men to face-off in a two-person contest, following the withdrawal of the candidacies of the three other persons who had made presentations for the nomination: Drs. Frank Anthony and Vindhya Persaud, and Gail Teixeira.     Continue reading

Why Technology Changes Who We Trust — The Conversation Room

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Trust is the foundation of all human connections. From brief encounters to intimate relationships, it governs almost every interaction we have with each other. I trust my housemates not to go into my room without asking, I trust the bank to keep my money safe and I trust the pilot of my plane to fly […]

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Guyana Politics: PPP’s Irfaan Ali – A remarkable political decision- By Adam Harris

A remarkable political decision

USA: Kentucky students in MAGA hats mock Native American veteran

Teenagers from Covington Catholic High School filmed jeering at Nathan Phillips and chanting ‘build that wall’

Sun 20 Jan 2019 – The Guardian UK

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 Native American mocked by students in Maga hats – video report

A Catholic school in Kentucky has condemned a group of its students after they were recorded harassing a Native American Vietnam veteran in a video that went viral on Saturday.

The students, many of whom were wearing “Make America Great Again” caps, from private, all-male Covington Catholic High School in Park Hills were in Washington for an anti-abortion rally on Friday when they were filmed surrounding Nathan Phillips and mocking the Native American’s singing and drumming.            Continue reading



By Yvonne Sam

Yes, if she fails to understand the lessons of history or heed the advice of presidents long gone.  

During my post graduate studies, I was forced to vicariously walk among the ruins of a number of some fallen ancient empires—–Roman, Egyptian, Greek, Israelite and Byzantine, plus a number of lesser-known kingdoms.. In 476 CE, Romulus the last of the Roman emperors was overthrown by the Germanic leader Odoacer, who became the first Barbarian to lead Rome.

Following the death of Cleopatra in 30 BCE Egypt fell to the Roman Empire and became a Roman province. the Greeks were defeated in the battle of Corinth in 146 BC. The kingdom of Israel (Samaria or Northern Kingdom) existed as an independent state until conquered in 722 BC by the Assyrian Empire. The kingdom of Judah (Southern Kingdom) existed as an independent state until conquered by the Neo-Babylonians in 568 BC.  The Byzantine Empire Eastern Roman Empire) fell in 1453, when an Ottoman army stormed Constantinople during the reign of ConstantinopleX1.    Continue reading

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