Daily Archives: January 15, 2019

FRANCE: President Macron seeks to turn “Anger into Solutions” – The Guardian UK

President Emmanuel Macron President Macron is inviting the public’s opinion on topics such as taxation, the role of the state and green initiatives. Photograph: Ian Langsdon/AFP/Getty Images

Emmanuel Macron has launched a two-month “great national debate” in France with a 2,330-word open letter to the country.

The French president hopes the nationwide public consultation will take the sting out of the widespread public anger behind the rise of the gilets jaunes(yellow vests) movement and the civil unrest across France.         Continue reading

USA- Racial Conflict: Travels with the “Green Book”

Travels with the “Green Book”

A sign of the times in the era of Jim Crow. CBS NEWS

CBS News 13 January 2019

She recalled. “We were getting off the bus, and there were gunshots.”

“They were shooting at the bus?” asked correspondent Martha Teichner.      Continue reading

Guyana Politics: Lawyers launch the Federal United Party (FED UP)

‘FED UP’ lawyers launch party – say they seek to move away from country’s ‘racial politics’

The Federal United Party (FED UP) consisting of Berbice Attorney’s Ryan Crawford, Chandra Sohan and Horatio Edmonson (Left to right in photo) was launched on Saturday at the Central Corentyne Chamber of Commerce building in Rose Hall Town.

Present were supporters from both the business sector and legal fraternity. The party will be contesting under the motto, “Unite for Survival” and says it seeks to move away from the existing “racial politics” within the country.         Continue reading

Cocaine Bust: Surinamese Rice Exporter Shot Dead in Guyana

Surinamese rice exporter gunned down in Guyana after huge cocaine-in-rice bust

A Surinamese rice exporter was shot dead in Guyana, days after law enforcement agents in Suriname busted 2,300 kilogrammes of cocaine in a shipment of rice that was destined for France, his lawyer in Suriname said.

Nitender Oemrawsingh, who owned Nivash Rice in Suriname, was found dead on the Number 63 foreshore on Monday, his lawyer Irvin Kanhai said.          Continue reading

Racism in Guyana: The Millenial Perspective – By Kemol King

The Millenial Perspective…Race and the myth of Colour-blindness

Kemol King, 22

When The Policy Desk held its inaugural session on January 5, 2019 their intention was to give young people a platform to bring the youth’s most pressing issues to the helm, so that political parties would have a clear understanding of what is most important to the generation that will eventually take the reins.

I stood around waiting for someone to bring up what is arguably the biggest issue that has plagued our country for decades, but no one brought up racism. Therefore, I took the microphone. I suggested that the young activists, in their quest to take these fora across the country, dedicate their efforts to tackling racism by facilitating continuous national discourse among youth on this issue.   Continue reading

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