Daily Archives: 08/22/2019

Guyana Cultural Association:(GCA): Arts youth workshop ends with cultural show

Photo by Tangerine Clarke  –  GCA Caribbean Summer Workshop students perform a cultural piece on state at St. Stephens Church Hall.

BY TANGERINE CLARKE – Caribbean Life News

On Aug. 9, the curtains came down on the Guyana Cultural Association (GCA) Caribbean Summer Heritage Workshop Series 2019, at St. Stephens Church Hall in Brooklyn, where students showcased their talents and artistic expressions learned over six weeks.    Continue reading

U.S. -NRA official Marion Hammer should shut up already about gun safety in Florida – By Mohamed Hamaludin


Here is a bit of unsolicited advice for Marion Hammer: SHUT UP ALREADY!

Hammer is the Florida strategist for the National Rifle Association (NRA) and, in the midst of a national crisis over mass shootings, this is her response, according to Newsweek, to a Florida petition drive to ban assault weapons: “How do you tell a 10-year-old little girl who got a Ruger 10/22 with a pink stock for her birthday that her rifle is an assault weapon and she has to turn it over to the government or be arrested for felony possession?”

And this also, according to the Tampa Bay Times: Gun safety measures would severely affect the fortunes of gun manufacturers lured by the state to set up shop in Florida.        Continue reading

Jeffrey Epstein’s Suicide? What’s to Hide? – By Yvonne Sam

By Yvonne Sam

It should be always borne in mind that the truth never remains hidden.

How safe can one be in prison? While there is no knowingly fail-safe method to predict the occurrence of suicide in a prison setting, there is however an obligation on the part of the Correctional Services to preserve life in custody.

It is clear to see why the alleged suicide of sex-offender socialite Jeffrey Epstein in a federal jail, that housed some of the highest security inmates, has opened the door to rigid scrutiny.  There are several factors that put incarcerated individuals at a heightened risk of suicide. Incarceration by its very nature brings about loss of autonomy and personal control.    Continue reading

St. Stanislaus College Alumni Association Toronto (SSCAAT) Meeting Invitation – Sept 8, 2019

The St. Stanislaus College Alumni Association Toronto Chapter (SSCAAT) is open to all past alumni of our beloved college, St. Stanislaus College in Guyana.  We are calling on past alumni who would like to bring their ideas and enthusiasm to the Executive Committee to join and apply for positions to serve on the Association.  

A bit about the Association’s work:

This year, to date in 2019, the Toronto Chapter, has donated just over $20,000 CDN to the College for new technology.  This equips the school and students with access to education through technology.  Items include 3 projectors and screens, 15 desktop computers,11 of which are high end Intel I7 small form factor systems as requested, 11 LCD monitors, and copy paper.      Continue reading

Tullow Oil: Jethro-1 oil find large enough to stand alone – Eco Atlantic CEO

The Jethro-1 discovery that was made on the Orinduik Block last week by Tullow Oil and its partners is enormous enough to be a standalone production well. This was recently noted by Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Eco Atlantic, Gil Holzman during an interview with Proactive Investors, a leading international source of financial analysis and share price data.

Holzman noted that the quality and porosity of the Jethro sandstone certainly boasts the confidence of investors as it is soaked entirely in oil. Further to this, Holzman said that the discovery gives the technical team more confidence about the channel that leads from Jehtro which appears to be large too.      Continue reading