Daily Archives: 02/08/2020

Guyana SPEAKS : London UK.– Events for February 9-27, 2020

Dear Friends,

Please note that the next Guyana SPEAKS will take place on Sunday, 29th March 2020.  We are taking a rest this February due to the large number of events scheduled to mark the Cooperative Republic of Guyana’s 50th Anniversary. 
Below is a list of events that have come to our attention throughout February 2020
Sunday, 9th February 2020
A John Mair Event 
Guyana Election Question Time
Time: 2pm start (doors open from 1pm)
Venue: The Classic, 27 Upper Tooting Road, Tooting Bec, London
Tickets: £5
Click on the following link for more information: Guyana Question Time
Thursday, 20th February 2020
A Guyana High Commission Event
Speakers: Trevor Philips & John Agard
Time: 6pm – 9pm
Venue: Marlborough House, Pall Mall, London SW1Y 5HX
Tickets: Free but booking essential / Light refreshments

USA Politics: A president unbound takes charge of the U.S.A. – commentary


It is Tuesday, November 3, 2020, presidential election day. Donald J. Trump has long predicted that he will win re-election by the biggest landslide ever. But precinct samples late in the day show that he is, instead, headed for a historic defeat.

Trump invokes executive power, cancels the election and installs himself in office for a second term. He uses as his authority his February impeachment acquittal of abuse of power and obstruction of Congress. He especially cites his impeachment defense lawyer Alan Dershowitz: “Every public official that I know believes that his election is in the public interest. And if a president does something which he believes will help him get elected in the public interest, that cannot be the kind of quid pro quo that ends in impeachment.”            Continue reading

HISTORY: British universities are examining how they benefited from slavery

For some this is uncomfortable. For others it is an opportunity

Britain – Feb 8th 2020 edition – The ECONOMIST

Every year, in early December, Jesus College, Cambridge, hosts the Rustat Feast. The tables in hall are lit with candles. There is wine, and music from the college choir. The assembled diners raise a glass to Tobias Rustat, whose generosity three centuries ago allowed generations of orphans to go to Cambridge and be ordained as Church of England clergymen. Then, last November, just before the latest feast, Rustat’s name was quietly dropped from the jollities.

Rustat was a courtier to King Charles ii. John Evelyn, a contemporary diarist, described him as “a very simple, ignorant, but honest and loyal creature”. Rustat was also a big investor in the Royal African Company (rac), which trafficked more African men, women and children to the Americas than any other British institution. According to one historian, in the half-century after it was founded in 1672 the racshipped close to 150,000 enslaved Africans, mostly to the Caribbean.          Continue reading

USA Politics: Bernie Sanders: ….. Might America choose a socialist president? – Podcast

Our weekly US politics podcast, with a global view on democracy in America.

Feb 7th 2020 – Economist Radio *- Podcasts

Guyana: Linden Fund USA: Annual Spring Dance: Brooklyn NY- March 21, 2020

Guyana: 50th Republic Anniversary: Jubilee Jazz – Georgetown – February 20, 2020

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