Daily Archives: April 13, 2019

Guyana: Central High School Alumni – Toronto- Casino Bus Trip – April 27, 2019

Queen’s College Alumni – Toronto – Annual Father’s Day Brunch – June 09, 2019

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Caribbean: The View from Europe: A cold wind starts to blow – By David Jessop

The View from Europe: A cold wind starts to blow

David Jessop

By David Jessop

New winds are blowing through the Caribbean. Some may welcome what they bring; others may not.

Four events in the last month illustrate how the region is being captured, probably irretrievably, by a new if so far ill-defined Cold War that involves the US, China, Russia and Europe which for strategic reasons are seeking geopolitical and geo-economic influence in the region.

The most high-profile demonstration of this came in Washington’s decision to invite just five Caribbean leaders to a meeting with President Trump at his Mar-a-Lago home in Florida March 22. A second illustration was a pre-arranged visit to the Dominican Republic just one day later by the Chinese Vice Premier, Hu Chunhua. The third relates to Venezuela and a low-key exchange organised with Canadian support between a delegation of CARICOM foreign ministers and Juan Guaidó, the country’s self-declared President. Moreover, the fourth was a Royal visit to Cuba which indirectly underlined the growing transatlantic rift between Europe and the US.    Continue reading

Guyana History: Village problems in Guyana 100 years ago – By Winston McGowan

-Stabroek News – April 12, 2001 – By Winston McGowan 

This article will focus on conditions in eighteen villages of Guyana, which one hundred years ago were under the control of the Central Board of Health. These villages were for the most part inhabited mainly by Africans.

They included Sparendaam, Plaisance, Beterverwagting, Buxton and Friendship, Golden Grove and Nabaclis, Victoria and Ann’s Grove and Two Friends on the East Coast of Demerara, Agricola, Mocha and Craig on the East Bank, Bagotville, Goed Intent and Sisters, and Stanleytown on the West Bank, Den Amstel and Fellowship and De Kinderen on the West Coast of Demerara, Queenstown and Danielstown in Essequibo and Cumberland in Berbice.

About one hundred years ago these villages were experiencing serious problems which made life for the residents very challenging. Perhaps their most fundamental and most disturbing problem was geophysical, namely, their inability for the most part to cope effectively with the formidable challenges of sea and river defence, drainage and irrigation. These difficulties stemmed from the fact that the coast was below sea level, the rivers often overflowed their banks and the country frequently suffered from seasons of heavy rainfall.

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Guyana: 20,000 fewer US visitors’ visas issued last year

20,000 fewer US visitors’ visas issued last year

The US Embassy queue

The number of visitors’ visas issued by the US Embassy in Kingston last year fell by almost 20,000 last year. However, the number of families migrating has risen sharply.

According to figures published by the US Department of State under “Summary of Visas Issued by Issuing Office”, for the Fiscal Year 2018, there were 7,506 immigrant visas issued.

This compared to 4,000 during the previous year.      Continue reading

Sexual Orientation: Pedophilia—The next normal – By Yvonne Sam

Pedophilia—The next normal – By Yvonne Sam

Every sane thinking human should truly understand that we are in a monumental “spiritual-moral-crisis”, whereby too many humans  are attempting to make wrong, right and make it work.

Initially it was a matter of appearance, whether a person looked like a male or looked like a female. In the event of appearance producing some uncertainties, then sex could be determined and established by examining a person’s birth certificate. Furthermore, if appearance and a birth certificate produced uncertainties, then  the ultimate, absolute proof of sex was a person’s chromosomes; XX marked a female, and XY marked a male. Case closed. Point finale!

Regrettably, those old-fashioned simple methods of identifying sex have changed. In fact, relying on those old tried-and-true methods of sex identification qualifies one for opprobrium, with the charge of being labelled homophobic. Today — independent of appearance, genitalia, birth certificate and chromosomes — one is a male or female based on how one labels oneself.        Continue reading

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