Daily Archives: November 6, 2019

Lord Kitchener – ONE OF THE MASTERS – By Dave Martins + Music Videos

ONE OF THE MASTERS – By Dave Martins

It could well be that my time as a musician has left me prejudiced, but I have long felt that there are striking examples of creative genius about in the musical world that we glide by without noticing or appreciating what is sitting right there before us until some circumstance or occasion brings the condition clearly into focus.

Just in these past two months, for example, I have been jolted (and that’s not too strong a word) by some examples that came to me in diverse ways but each making the point of these wondrous instances of music mastery, unfortunately almost forced into the background by the sheer volume of music that comes at us these days in so many forms.          Continue reading

The UK’s BREXIT agonies: Lessons from Jamaica’s Referendum – By Steven L. B. Jensen

By Steven L. B. Jensen ….He is a Research Visitor at the Bonavero Institute of Human Rights in Oxford.

Norman Manley

On 12 May 1962 (the then recently deposed) Jamaican Prime Minister Norman Manley wrote in his diary the following:   (read about Norman Manley in Wikipedia)

“Why […] did I decide on the referendum? Why did I so totally commit myself and the Party to its result? Why did I leave out the smallest loophole for escape back to the old road if the Referendum failed?”

While the Brexit debates have been busy with historical references there is arguably no historical event which comes closer in resemblance to BREXIT than the 1961 Jamaican referendum on membership of the West Indies Federation. This event – unknown to most – carries echoes to the present and provides a certain diagnosis of the current political situation in the United Kingdom.        Continue reading

Guyana: Pegasus Hotel owner denies entering politics because he didn’t get tax breaks

Pegasus Hotel – Guyana

Leader of Change Guyana (CG), Robert Badal on Tuesday bluntly denied entering Guyana’s electoral race because he did not get 50 percent of concessions that he was “entitled to” from the government for the construction of the Pegasus Suites and Corporate Centre.

“The plain answer is no… The answer is no. Let’s move on,” he said as he became impatient with persistent questions about whether he was upset, angry or aggrieved that he did not get all of the tax breaks. “We need questions on the issues. That’s why we called you guys. I said my motivation is the plight of the Guyanese people and we’re addressing the electricity sector,” he told a news conference.        Continue reading

INTERNET: Visualizing The 30-Year History of the World Wide Web – Infographic

Visualizing the History of the World Wide Web

The World Wide Web is now as old as the typical millennial.

On March 12, the World Wide Web celebrated its 30th birthday. Over the last three decades, we’ve seen it mature from the first webpage to having a ubiquitous presence in our lives.

Today’s infographic comes to us from the App Institute, and highlights key milestones since the inception of the web. We’ll look at some major developments on this timeline that defined what the web is today.

READ MORE – INTERNET:Timeline – The 30-Year History of the World Wide Web

JONESTOWN REVISITED: A Peoples’ Tragedy, Lessons Learned – By Lear Matthews

Lear Matthews

JONESTOWN REVISITED:  –  By Lear Matthews

Emancipate yourself from mental slavery.

None but ourselves can free our mind.

(Robert N. Marley)

November 18th 2019 marks the 41st commemoration of the People’s Temple tragedy in Guyana. Once again I would like to reflect on perspectives of that unconscionable disaster that has not been fully assessed in any known documentary on the subject to date.

Guyana has been in the news again recently, but this time for good reason. Stained by that horrific People’s Temple tragedy in the late 1970’s, according to Exxon-Mobil, oil discovery off the country’s northern coast will top 6 billion barrels by 2020, making it a leading oil producing nation in the region.          Continue reading

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