Daily Archives: November 15, 2019

Guyanese conservationist to speak at Guyana Consulate- NYC – December 5, 2019

– BY TANGERINE CLARKE  – Caribbean Life News

Dr. Raquel Thomas-Caesar

The Consulate General of Guyana to New York, Barbara Atherly will host Dr. Raquel Thomas-Caesar, director, resource management and training of Iwokrama, Guyana, in a presentation titled: Iwokrama: Guyana’s Gift to the World, on Dec. 5, from 6 pm to 8 pm, at the Consulate, 308 W 38th St., New York City.

With more than 24 years of management, research and training experience in natural resources management with in-depth knowledge of sustainable forest management including forest certification issues, tropical forest ecology, bio-diversity, and climate issues, Dr. Thomas-Caesar, will share her knowledge, on a celebration of 30 years, since one million acres of Guyana’s rainforest were made available to the world for research and development.    Continue reading

Guyanese Canadian Cultural Assoc. of BC – Xmas Potluck Brunch – December 08, 2019

GCCABC Annual Potluck

GCCABC cordially invites you to our Annual Potluck on Sunday December 8th 2019 at St. Anne’s on 4071 Francis Road in Richmond from 2-6 PM Please share with your friends and family. All are Welcome! In addition to any potluck item you might bring to share, we are also asking that you please bring a non-perishable food item for contribution toward’s St. Anne’s food drive. We appreciate anything you can donate towards this.          Continue reading

Is Urgency over the need to curb Global Warming finally taking hold? – By Mohamed Hamaludin

Urgency over the need to curb global warming seems to be finally taking hold

– By MOHAMED HAMALUDIN

Republicans have unique perspectives on global warming, the accelerated overheating of the planet by carbon dioxide emissions which poses an existential threat to the human race.

Oklahoma Senator Jim Inhofe once held up a snowball in the Senate in 2015 as proof that the planet is not getting hotter. Illinois Congressman John Shimkus, an evangelical Christian, cited God’s promise to Noah in Genesis 8:21 never again to destroy the world by flooding. Utah Senator Mike Lee said the answer is to have more babies. Wisconsin Senator Ron Johnson said “civilization thrives” in warmer climate. William Harper, senior National Security Council director, said, “The demonization of carbon dioxide is just like the demonization of the poor Jews under Hitler.” And Florida Senator Rick Scott, while governor, banned all state agencies from using the terms “climate change” and “global warming.”            Continue reading

Shared Embassies: Overhauling Caribbean Diplomacy – David Jessop

David Jessop

Published : Sunday | November 11, 2018 | By David Jessop

For some years now, several smaller Caribbean governments have been interested in increasing the number of shared embassies overseas in which one ambassador jointly represents several nations.

The idea principally arises out of a desire to make cost savings when it comes to establishing a presence in second-tier nations, which, for political or economic reasons, a group of nations want representation in.

For example, OECS heads of government recently agreed to establish a joint embassy in Morocco and to reopen their joint diplomatic representation in Ottawa, albeit with no explanation or detail on how either embassy might operate or be financed.  (Read about the OECS members Integration here)

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Guyana’s Villages: Pray Tell- What has happened to our Village? – By Yvonne Sam

  – By Yvonne Sam

Way back then during my growing up years, there were many things that Black folks did not have.  Nevertheless, there was one thing that we did have, which replaced and made up for those things we lacked. 

The Black village of yesteryear was not restricted to just family members; essentially any face you saw that looked like yours was most likely a part of the village. Basically everybody looked out for everybody. Although we did not have cell phones, like many people today, we were more connected to the latest updates and happenings in each other lives, than we are now.                  Continue reading

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