Daily Archives: 04/19/2019

Trinidad: Piarco rated top Caribbean airport – Sky­trax 2019 World Air­port Awards

– By the Sky­trax 2019 World Air­port Awards

(Trinidad Guardian) The Air­ports Au­thor­i­ty (AATT) has an­nounced that the Pi­ar­co In­ter­na­tion­al Air­port has topped the re­gion as the Best Air­port in the Caribbean, as de­clared by the Sky­trax 2019 World Air­port Awards.

A state­ment by the AATT said that this is a sig­nif­i­cant achieve­ment as there is a marked im­prove­ment from the 2018 rank­ing.

The Pi­ar­co In­ter­na­tion­al Air­port has this year by­passed the Nor­man Man­ley In­ter­na­tion­al Air­port in Ja­maica, and the Grant­ley Adams In­ter­na­tion­al Air­port in Bar­ba­dos, to cop first place.          Continue reading

Visualizing the Median Age of the Population of Every Country – Infographic

Visualizing the Median Age of the Population of Every Country

How do countries compare on age, a key demographic metric?

See the “explosion” in median age for all countries with this bright graphic.

U.S. — Omar an unwitting pawn in Trump’s 2020 campaign strategy — By Mohamed Hamaludin

There were four words: “some people did something.”

They have launched a furious controversy that pits the President of the United States against a congressional newcomer in yet another example of the divisiveness that characterizes today’s America.

Rep Ilhan Omar

The words were spoken by one of two Muslim women elected to the House of Representatives last November, while she addressed a civil rights gathering organized by the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) on March 23. It was a 20-minute speech.

“For far too long, we have lived with the discomfort of being a second-class citizen and, frankly, I’m tired of it, and every single Muslim in this country should be tired of it,” Omar said. “CAIR was founded after 9/11 because they recognized that some people did something and that all of us were starting  to lose access to our civil liberties. So you can’t just say that today someone is looking at me strange and that I am trying to make myself look pleasant. You have to say that, ‘This person is looking at me strange. I am not comfortable with it, and I am going to talk to them and ask them why.’ Because that is the right you have.”    Continue reading

GOLF: One for the Ages: The comeback of Eldrick “Tiger” Woods + 3 videos

One for the Ages – Editorial – Stabroek News

The dinner is held on the Tuesday preceding the tournament which commences on the Thursday of the first full week of April. It was at this auspicious occasion on the 4th April, 2017 that Eldrick “Tiger” Woods, informed the doyen of golf, Jack Nicklaus, winner of eighteen majors, the he “was done.”

It is a place steeped in tradition, one of which is the hosting of one of the most exclusive dinners to be held anywhere, the Champions Dinner, held in honour of the previous year’s winner, who has the task of selecting the menu.          Continue reading

The crisis of public education in Guyana – By Diana Abraham

The crisis of public education in Guyana

– By Diana Abraham

Diana Abraham is a member of the Guyanese diaspora with publications in fields relating to transnational migration, identity and belonging

An earlier diaspora column by Deborah Hamilton (January 24th) prompted me to reflect on the similarities between her teaching experiences and those of the teachers who participated in doctoral research I undertook in Guyana eight years ago. My investigation was designed to identify the social and economic circumstances contributing to the migration of qualified teachers, both out of the country and inter-sectorally from public to private schools, and the impact of this loss on the public education system in Guyana.

Research included 22 teachers, 2 Head Teachers, 2 Chairs of the Boards of Governors of Sixth Form secondary schools; 2 Directors of a private school, 2 civil society participants, one former minister of education (2001–2006) and the then chief planning officer of Guyana’s ministry of education (attempts to interview the Chief Education Officer and the Secretary of the Guyana Teachers Union were futile).    Continue reading

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