Daily Archives: 02/07/2019

St. Stanislaus College Alumni – Toronto – Annual Spring Dance – April 27. 2019

Caribbean Has Become Much Drier, Says The Caribbean Climate Outlook Forum

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, February 5, 2019 (CMC) – The Barbados-based The Caribbean Climate Outlook Forum (CariCOF) says since December, last year, many parts of the Caribbean have become drier.

“Major concerns exist in the southern Caribbean, including from northern Guyana to Barbados and west to the ABC Islands (Aruba, Bonaire and Curacao) for short term drought that can impact small rivers, streams and ponds, by the end of April 2019,” announced CariCOF in its February issue of the Caribbean Drought Bulletin, released here, today.             Continue reading

Judging the Caribbean Court of Justice – By Sir Ronald Sanders | Jamaica Observer

By Sir Ronald Sanders

Startlingly, eight of the 10 Commonwealth countries that still cling to the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council (JCPC) as their final court of appeal are Caribbean Community (CARICOM) states.

Forty-three of the 52 remaining Commonwealth countries (not counting Britain) have long since left this hangover from British colonialism. These countries include Canada, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, and India.

Rightly, most Commonwealth countries who were tied to the Privy Council when they were colonies or dominions of Britain see no good reason their final appellate court should continue to be distant British individuals, appointed by the British prime minister, whose legal knowledge and expertise, while good, are no better than judges of their own countries or regions.           Continue reading

Guyana History: BOY SCOUTS – Troop 39 – By Geoff Burrowes

BOY SCOUTS – Troop 39 – By Geoff Burrowes

Boy Scouts

Our big ugly brown tent would never win us a campsite award and our marching and turnout during the Garnett Cup would never win us an award, but our scoutmaster Richard ‘Dicky’ Driver was a proper bushman and he taught us well.

My first rally was at Redwater Creek a clear Coca Cola coloured creek that ran through white sand banks and we had a campsite halfway down the hill at a bend in the trail that gave a lovely view of the swimming hole. Mr. Driver went to Sammy Isaacs who I think, was the scouter in charge of the camp layout and insisted that we be moved to a site at the very top of the hill that perched over the camping area.       Continue reading

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