Daily Archives: February 23, 2020

The Writer’s Life: Getting Feedback for Work in Progress – by Rosaliene Bacchus

New post on Three Worlds One Vision

The Writer’s Life: Getting Feedback for Work in Progress

    by Rosaliene Bacchus

I’ve been blessed in being part of a supportive writers’ critique group comprised of accomplished writers. Over the past five years, we’ve met once a month at a local restaurant. Our numbers have fluctuated between four to six writers with work in progress. But things don’t always work out the way we would like them to. Life happens. We have other pressing needs besides our writing.

With our active members now down to two of us, we’ve begun frequenting the Monday Night Fiction Workshop held at Beyond Baroque, a Literary | Arts Center in Venice, Los Angeles County. As I struggle with the first draft of my current writing project, I’ve found the fresh voices stimulating and motivating to keep pressing forward.

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US Elections: Sanders vs. Bloomberg Scenario Is Like a Jewish Joke turned real- Chemi Shalev | Haaretz 

Two Jewish finalists in the Democratic race is a source of pride for U.S. Jews – as well as a reason for grave concern 

Analysis: Chemi Shalev | Haaretz 

The late and great Leo Rosten recounted in his book “Hooray for Yiddish” that whenever his father would marvel at the wonders of the United States, instead of using the staple quip “Only in America”, he would exclaim “America gonef!” The saying literally means “America the thief”, but in the mouths of Jewish immigrants to the United States, it evolved to signify their unending gratitude and admiration for the country that took them in and made them prosper. 

Rosten recounts that his father, Sam Rosenberg of Lodz, would exclaim “America gonef” at least five times a day. If he were alive today to witness the Democratic primary race, Mr. Rosenberg would have surely doubled or tripled his daily output. As if it weren’t amazing enough that one Jew is leading the Democratic pack, his main challenger could very well turn out to be yet another Jew. If Mad Magazine were still breathing, it might have replaced its legendary strip “Spy vs. Spy” with “Jew vs. Jew”. America gonef!              Continue reading

INVESTMENT: Over 100 US businesses eyeing operations in Guyana – US Embassy official

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Alexandra King Pile

Alexandra King Pile

There are pending enquiries from over 100 United States-based businesses about setting up operations in Guyana, Political and Economic Affairs Chief at the United States Embassy in Georgetown, Alexandra King Pile disclosed yesterday.

King Pile made the disclosure while congratulating US-based First Bauxite at the opening of its operations at Bonasika, in Region Three.          Continue reading

Guyana’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) makes big jump in 2019

CMC, – Added 21 February 2020

Photo: Guyana’s Finance Minister Winston Jordan. (Picture courtesy Ministry of Finance Guyana)

GEORGETOWN – Guyana’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) expanded by 4.7 percent in 2019 – the biggest growth since 2014.

This was disclosed by Finance Minister Winston Jordan as spoke at a sod-turning ceremony for the proposed Hilton Hotel in East Coast Demerara.

“While there has been positive growth from 2015, economic growth has been cumulative since 2017, moving from 2.1 per cent in that year to 3.8 per cent in 2018 and to 4.7 per cent last year. The growth recorded last year was more than the projected 4.6 per cent,” the minister said.  Continue reading

Guyana’s 50th Republic Anniversary – National Awards announced

GOLDEN JUBILEE – FEBRUARY 23, 2020

On the occasion of the 50th Republic Anniversary of the Cooperative Republic of Guyana, His Excellency David Granger, MSS, President of the Cooperative Republic of Guyana, Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces and Chancellor of the Orders of Guyana is pleased to make the following appointments under the Order of Roraima and the Order of Service of Guyana.

Order of Roraima

  1. Honourable Mia Amor Mottley, Prime Minister of Barbados

Order of Service

Cacique’s Crown of Honour

  1. The Right Reverend Charles Alexander Davidson
  2. Dr. Abraham Agustus Clemwood Fung-A-Fat
  3. Dr. Neville Bhagwandeen Gobin
  4. Edmond Montague Grant
  5. Professor John Edward Greene
  6. Dr. Cecil Edward Harricharran            Continue reading