Daily Archives: 03/25/2019

UNBOSSED & UNBOWED: Solo Show on Shirley Chisholm – by Ingrid Griffith – New York – March 29, 2019

Hi! This is Ingrid Griffith.  It’s the last week of Women’s History Month celebrations and I’ll be performing/ reading my new solo show, UNBOSSED & UNBOWED.  It’s a story I’ve written about the social justice warrior woman, Shirley Chisholm.  Attached are a clip and flyer with details about the Friday, March 29th Staged Reading of UNBOSSED & UNBOWED at 7:30pm.   ( See CLIP below)       Continue reading

U.S. Trade Update 2018: China, Canada and Mexico – By Rosaliene Bacchus

Three Worlds One Vision

Container Vessel from China unloads at Los Angeles Port – California – USA
Photo Credit: Mark Ralston/AFP/Getty Images

On March 1, 2019, Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer delivered President Trump’s “2019 Trade Policy Agenda & 2018 Annual Report” to Congress. He was full of praise for his boss.

“Thanks to President Trump’s
leadership, the United States is pursuing trade policies that are more
favorable to American workers,” said Ambassador Lighthizer. “In just two years,
we have significantly re-written major trade deals with Korea, Mexico, and
Canada.We have undertaken dramatic new enforcement efforts to stop unfair
trading practices by China and other countries.”

full report can be viewed here

President Trump has kept his promise made during his electoral campaign to renegotiate NAFTA. On November 30, 2018, the three trade partners signed theUnited States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA), which will replace NAFTA. It’s now up to Congress to approve or…

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Bush lady: Bernadette Mc Bean: A life dedicated to herbal treatments + “The Weed Song”



Bernadette Mc Bean with various bushes.

“Everybody know me as the bush woman because is years now I does sell bush, you know, and I does look after people. They would come to me house. I don’t really make plenty money but is a lil something that I love doing,” she said smiling brightly.

We were standing on pavement in Robb Street and she had an old baby pram in front of her filled with an assortment of herbs, some dry and some green. She caught my attention when I overheard part of a conversation she was having with an acquaintance.

“I does still live in Linden, but I does come to town to sell the bush, you know how it does guh,” she said to the acquaintance.      Continue reading

Fortunate enough to be born and grow up in British Guiana, now Guyana! – By Geoff Burrowes

Fortunate enough to be born and grow up in British Guiana

  – By Geoff Burrowes

I didn’t realize I was becoming a relic until the 1990s when a friend got me a job in a factory, assembling office furniture and I met two young men from Guyana. We began talking and they said they were from Corentyne and I told them that the last time I was in Corentyne was back in the 1960s.

The older guy said to the younger “Eh eh Baijan  in the 1960s you were still standing by the side of the public road with ya willy hanging out an ya thumb in ya mout'” As the trip with my father-in-law was still fresh in my mind, from only 30 years before, I found we didn’t have a lot to talk about!

       Wha’ fo’ do?              Continue reading

Transportation: History: Guyana country bus – By Dave Martins

A recent car ride down the West Coast road to Parika sparked memories of my youth at Hague, and later Vreed-en-Hoop, in a time when a major factor in public transportation on that stretch was the unique Guyanese country bus totally unlike the mass-produced metal buses common to North America and Britain. With our smaller market and our fewer financial resources, our version was created by building a basic wooden superstructure on a truck chassis.

Old Guyana bus

These buses, in use throughout the country, were individual constructions – no two of them looked alike – with two doors at the front, one in the back, and rooftop accommodation for luggage and freight, reached by an outside ladder adjacent to the back door.  Given their countryman ownership, the buses were all brightly painted, with colourful names.  On the West Coast, I remember My Blue Heaven, The Hawk and Atom Bomb, and patronage tended to be a personal thing, so that travellers waiting by the roadside would often let an empty bus go by waiting for their favourite ride to show up.        Continue reading

USA: Mueller report: No Proof of Russia-Trump Collusion – 2016 Elections

Mueller report: No Obstruction of Justice by Trump proven

Robert Mueller

WASHINGTON,  (Reuters) – U.S. Special Counsel Robert Mueller found no evidence of collusion between President Donald Trump’s election team and Russia in the 2016 election, Attorney General William Barr said today. Barr said he had determined that Trump did not obstruct justice during the investigation.

In a major political victory for Trump, Mueller, who spent nearly two years investigating allegations that Russia meddled in the election to help Trump defeat his Democratic opponent, Hillary Clinton, did not find evidence that Trump’s campaign “conspired or coordinated with the Russian government,” according a summary of Mueller’s findings.  Continue reading

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