Daily Archives: September 13, 2019

Ugly American, meet Beautiful Barbados – Barbados Today Editorial

— Barbados Today Editorial

One of the greatest social observers of the Victorian era – an age in which life was nasty, brutish and short – once remarked: “A great man shows his greatness by the way he treats little men.”

Perspicacious as the Scottish philosopher, essayist and polymath notably were, he would be no seer or prophet in our modern era of dulled sensibilities, muted sensitivities, coarse and violent ideas, and cheapened life.

We have been raised to expect the lowest of the low to lurk in bushes, in the corridors of prisons and the gutters of ghettoes. But now, ugly thought and speech are being normalised in the highest corridors of power and in the most powerful nation where braggadocio has usurped statesmanship. We consider it our solemn duty to condemn it here as it begins to strike out from one nation to a neighbour, a member of our CARICOM family.              Continue reading

Guyanese Online: Entries List for September 13, 2019

Here is the Guyanese Online List of Entries for September 13, 2019

Click links below for list of entries:

Previous lists are at the link below:

https://guyaneseonline.net/2018/03/15/guyanese-online-entries-from-january-1-2018-click-links-to-view/

Nicolás Maduro vs Juan Guaidó: Negotiating a way out of Venezuela’s morass

An agreement that allows chavismo to survive is the only option

The Economist – Print edition | The Americas  Sep 14th 2019

Morale among the clientele is sagging. “Trump is deserting us,” says Pedro Pereira, who abandoned his dairy farm near Lake Maracaibo in 2017 because of threats, extortion and chronic shortages of electricity and animal medicines.            Continue reading

Contracts approved by Caretaker Govt. will be deemed invalid – PPP’s Jagdeo

Bharrat Jagdeo

Kaieteur News – 13 September 2019 – Source

The People’s Progressive Party (PPP), according to its General Secretary, Bharrat Jagdeo, will not recognise as valid, the contracts handed out by the Caretaker A Partnership for National Unity + Alliance for Change (APNU+AFC) Government, as its powers have been vastly reduced, following its defeat on December 21, 2018, by a Motion of No Confidence in the National Assembly.

The Opposition Leader is confident that with him at the helm of the party and Mohamed Irfaan Ali as its presidential nominee, it will win the upcoming General and Regional Election.       Continue reading

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