Daily Archives: June 26, 2020

Guyana Politics: CCJ schedules single hearing for recount case next Wednesday

– has not yet ruled on jurisdiction

The Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) has scheduled a single hearing for the Guyana elections recount case.

Noting the urgency and importance of the case to Guyana, the full bench of the CCJ led by the Court’s President Justice Adrian Saunders yesterday, handed down several directives on how the substantive issues of the case will be dealt with during the single hearing scheduled for Wednesday July 1, 2020.

The hearing set to start at 9:00 am on Wednesday concerns a case filed in Guyana’s Appeal Court by Eslyn David against the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM). David had asked the Appeal Court to rule on a number of issues regarding the credibility of the General and Regional Elections.      Continue reading

Simon Sinek – Understanding Empathy: Leadership

A snippet form a recent Simon Sinek keynote, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RyTQ5….

Guyana History: Demerara-Mahaica Railway – South America’s First Railway + video

Edited by Guyanese Online

The Demerara-Mahaica Railway was the first railway system implemented in British Guiana and South America. It was built only twelve years after the first railway was built in England. Planters and proprietors on the East Coast of Guyana sought a cheaper way of transporting their produce to the capital of Georgetown since it was costly to transport their produce by river in schooners and vessels or on unpaved roads. With the approaching emancipation of slaves, they also were in need of new labour and thought of replacing manual labour with machinery and thus the idea of constructing an iron railway was birthed.        Continue reading

History: Britain’s culture war and the Caribbean: Colonialism and Slavery – By David Jessop

By David Jessop – June 23, 2020

Last week a culture war erupted in Britain over its colonial history.

Ostensibly the debate revolved around how to respond to public protests against the memorialising in city streets, squares, and public spaces of those involved in slavery. More profoundly, however, what happened and was said illuminated the need for Britain to find ways to rebalance the nation’s understanding of the role played by conquest, exploitation, and empire in creating its wealth.

The matter achieved prominence because of events on June 7 in Bristol in the West of England. There protestors had taken to the streets to join the international condemnation of the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis, and to make clear that Black Lives Matter in Britain too.          Continue reading