Daily Archives: March 15, 2020

Book Review: Epiphanies from Under The Tamarind Tree – by Rosaliene Bacchus

Reblogged from:  Three Worlds One Vision
Epiphanies from Under The Tamarind Tree by Rosaliene Bacchus

by Rosaliene Bacchus

Reblogged from Anything is Possible!:

Click to visit the original postAt first I didn’t think I had much in common with Richard Cheong, the main character in Under the Tamarind Tree.  His story is set  in the country of Guiana during the 1950s and 60s during a time of political and personal danger which I have never experienced.  Richard’s father was Chinese and his mother was from India. His dream is to have a big chicken farm.

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New York History – 2009: Robert Simels and the Guyanese Roger Khan saga etc…

MobFellas: Simels, Gleeson, and Shargel

David Shaftel | The Village Voice

Legendary local attorney Robert Simels is only being punished for representing some of New York’s most unredeemable gangsters, say some in local legal circles. Kind of a what-goes-around-comes-around situation.

Simels not only lawyered for mafia turncoat Henry Hill – on whose life GoodFellas was based – but also some of the biggest Latino and black drug kingpins of the ’80s and ’90s. AND NOW, SIMELS HIMSELF IS IN DEEP TROUBLE. He has been indicted for allegedly tampering with witnesses in a case revolving around a comparatively little-known Guyanese drug gangster, Shaheed “Roger” Khan.     Continue reading

HEALTHCARE – Visualizing the History of Pandemics by Death Toll- InfoGraphic

The History of Pandemics –
Pan·dem·ic /panˈdemik/ (of a disease) prevalent over a whole country or the world.

As humans have spread across the world, so have infectious diseases. Even in this modern era, outbreaks are nearly constant, though not every outbreak reaches pandemic level as the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) has.

The History of Pandemics, by Death Toll

The history of pandemics, from the Antonine Plague to the ongoing COVID-19 event, ranked by their impact on human life.

This visualization is a must-see.
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Coronavirus: US to extend travel ban to UK and Ireland

(BBC) The US is to extend its European coronavirus travel ban to include the UK and Republic of Ireland.
The ban will begin at midnight EST on Monday (04:00 GMT Tuesday), Vice-President Mike Pence announced.

President Trump’s travel ban on 26 European countries – members of the Schengen free movement zone – came into force on Saturday.

Mr. Pence also announced that free coronavirus testing would be provided for every American.          Continue reading

Guyana confirms three more Coronavirus cases + shuts down Guyana-Suriname ferry crossing

Minister of Public Health, Volda Lawrence on Saturday confirmed three positive cases of Covid-19 bringing the total number to date to four.  “The three patients who have tested most recently positive have been identified as the husband of the 52-year old woman who died from the virus earlier this week, one of her children and another person living at their …
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Coronavirus shuts down Guyana-Suriname ferry crossing

The Guyana-Suriname ferry service has suspended operations because that neighbouring country on Friday registered its first case of the novel coronavirus. “The decision was made by the Surinamese authorities to close all ports of entry after the country recorded its first case of the novel Coronavirus today,” the management of the ferry service said. When the suspension begins on Saturday, …

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