Daily Archives: 10/24/2019

Gold miner and bandits shootout… Slain miner Deon ‘Mow’ Stoll buried

— suspect with bullet wound captured at E.C.D. roadblock

Deon Stoll

USA: A lie told enough times is still a lie, even in the age of Donald Trump – By Mohamed Hamaludin


Vladimir Lenin, Joseph Goebbels and Mao Tse-Tung are variously credited with being the first to say, “A lie told enough times becomes the truth.” They did not. According to the Skeptics Stack Exchange website, a woman, Isa Blagden — full name Isabella Jane Blagden —  a novelist and poet born in India, wrote in her book, “The Crown of a Life” in 1869, “If a lie is only printed often enough, it becomes a quasi-truth, and if such a truth is repeated often enough, it becomes an article of belief, a dogma, and men will die for it.”

Blagden’s remark resonates 150 years later at a time of seeming uncertainty as to what is real and what is unreal, what is truth and what is falsehood, what is news and what is “fake news.”          Continue reading

CCJ to rule on whether CARICOM states can opt out of free movement

CCJ grappling with advisory opinion requested by CARICOM 

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The Death of Conversation – By Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

– By Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

We are in our own bubble. We are disconnected, twittered and photo-shopped. In our world of OMG, LMAO, GTG and WTF, we are by ourselves in a group, oblivious of the world around us. Our universe has shrunk to texts, emails, Snapchat, WhatsApp, Facebook, Instant Messaging, and Skype, and we communicate without lifting our eyes from the small screen.

Conversation has become a thing of the past. Face-to-face interaction, uninterrupted by a hand-held device, is to be mourned. Quality talk is dead. The planet of the apps has taken over. We are witnessing human devolution, according to some observers.

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Guyana: President Granger no longer shows sign of cancer – Cuban medical experts

Cuba’s Center for Surgical Medical Research

President David Granger Tuesday night returned from Cuba where his team of medical experts found that he has no trace of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, a type of blood cancer, according to Guyana’s Ambassador to Cuba, Halim Majeed.

“The CIMEQ (Center for Surgical Medical Research) medical specialists have expressed complete satisfaction with the state of the President’s health and have explained that the President’s ailment is now in remission,” Mr Majeed said in a statement.            Continue reading