Daily Archives: July 22, 2019

Guyana Politics: PPP urges supporters to boycott house-to-house registration

– PPP: To seek injunction to halt process

– Govt. and Opposition clash over role of President in GECOM’s chair selection

Workers of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) fanned out yesterday across the country to start house-to-house registration but the Opposition has called on its supporters to not cooperate.

 Bharrat Jagdeo

Opposition Leader, Bharrat Jagdeo, in a Facebook video yesterday, hours after, signaled intentions to approach the courts tomorrow for an injunction to halt the registrations.

It will mean both the Government and the Opposition are defiantly standing on opposite grounds on an issue that has heavily divided the nation.  Continue reading

America’s Homeless Working Poor – Video

The Most Revolutionary Act

The Working Poor and Homeless in the US

Four Corners (2017)

Film Review

This Australian documentary challenges whether job growth in the US (25 million new jobs in ten years) really represents economic recovery. The film makes three important points: 1) the vast majority of new American jobs are minimum wage part-time jobs, 2) well-paid middle class jobs continue to vanish, and 3) approximately one-half of US workers live in poverty.

The film follows three families. The first, in Orlando Florida, consists of a single mother of three who works 70 hours a week for Dunkin’ Donuts and MacDonald’s. Earning $8 an hour, she and her family live in a cheap motel because they can’t afford rent. She sleeps 1-2 hours a night, and her mother-in-law provides childcare while she works.

The second family is a couple with two children who live in a homeless camp in the parking lot…

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Gender: What will they think of next? ….tinkering with he, her, and it – By Hubert Williams

WHAT  WILL  THEY  THINK  OF  NEXT ?

  By  Hubert  Williams

Boston, Massachusetts, July  21, 2019 – Modernity is making a mockery of reality and bringing to bear a new type of fiction in an effort to overwhelm fact, as is evidenced in a report on Page A9 of today’s Boston Sunday Globe entitled “Berkeley ousts gender from its books” and sub-titled “California city wants to send message about equality”… and I respond… “ Like hell !!! ”

The Globe informs its readers that in the Californian city of Berkeley “manhole will be replaced with maintenance hole. Sisters and brothers will be replaced with siblings. And he or she will be banished in favor of they, even if referring to one person.”      Continue reading

NYC: Judge Joseph among Guyanese Girls Rock Foundation honorees for 2019

Center (sitting), Founder, CEO, GGR Foundation, Cloyette Harris-Stoute, Consul General of Guyana to NY, Barbara Atherly, Assemblywoman Alicia Hyndman (third from left) and surrounded by honorees, members, and patrons of the organization.

CARICOM: Hassle free travel and work permits – updated

By Bert Wilkinson – Caribbean Life News

Successive generations of Caribbean community leaders and high officials have been grappling with mounting scepticism in the bloc about difficulties professionals experience while trying to work and resettle in member states outside of their home nation.

In recent decades, they have implemented systems allowing professionals who wish to work in contributing member states to do so once they are of good character,  produce proof of their qualifications and tender the mandatory skills certificate certifying who they say they are.      Continue reading

Caribbean: Murder rates spike in Trinidad and Jamaica for 2019

Caribbean: Murder rates spike in Trinidad and Jamaica

By Bert Wilkinson – Caribbean Life News – July 19, 2019

  • TRINIDAD: 280 murders so far in 2019

Once again, two of the Caribbean Community’s most important member states are battling with a spike in their murder rates and officials are slowly concluding that only sustained pressure from police and the military would put a dent in in these outbreaks of deadly violence.

In Trinidad for example, this week’s murder of beloved, nationally known actor, producer and director Raymond Choo Kong has not only shocked the nation but has redirected national attention to violent crime, a scourge, which has bedeviled every single government and or administration on the island for the past 30 years.    Continue reading

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