Daily Archives: March 1, 2019

How Britain forcefully depopulated a whole archipelago – by John Pilger

How Britain forcefully depopulated a whole archipelago….. And managed to cover it up.

by John Pilger –  25 Feb 2019

There are times when one tragedy tells us how a whole system works behind its democratic facade and helps us understand how much of the world is run for the benefit of the powerful and how governments often justify their actions with lies.

In the late 1960s and early 1970s, the British government of Harold Wilson expelled the population of the Chagos Islands, a British colony in the Indian Ocean, to make way for an American military base on Diego Garcia, the largest island. In high secrecy, the Americans offered the British payment for the islands in the form of a discount on the Polaris nuclear submarine system.    Continue reading

Guyana Institute of Historical Research – GIHR – Online Newsletter – March 2019

                 Download: GIHR Online Newsletter – March 2019

Senior Guyanese Friendship Association: Annual Family Brunch – Toronto – April 28. 2019

U.S – Democrats should take on health care to lay groundwork for the Green New Deal  —  By Mohamed Hamaludin

U.S – Democrats should take on health care to lay groundwork for the Green New Deal  —  By Mohamed Hamaludin

You want Congress to take quick action to move the country forward and you have to choose between the “Green New Deal” and, for example, reducing the price of drugs. Which would you choose?

Before you answer, consider a CNN report on Feb. 21 that the cost of a drug which enables a 67-year-old woman with a rare neuromuscular disease to walk has skyrocketed to $375,000, with a monthly copayment of $3,800. And consider another CNN report June 29 that a drug needed to treat a boy suffering from infantile spasms shot up from $1,600 to more than $23,000 a vial.    Continue reading

Guyana Politics: Jagdeo refuses invitation to meet President

  • claims fraud in communication to GECOM

Speaking at a Press Conference at his Church Street office this afternoon, Jagdeo accused the President of sending one letter to the Guyana Election Commission  (GECOM) and releasing a different letter to the public.

“I am not going to be showing up for a PR opportunity with the President while they act as if everything is normal”, Jagdeo stressed adding that the issues which the President wishes to discuss are clear in the constitution.

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