Daily Archives: July 22, 2020

ANCESTRY: Searching for my slave roots – By Malik Al Nasir, as told to Ed Thomas – BBC News

His name was Andrew Watson – the same surname as my Dad. And he was from Demerara in Guyana, just like my Dad. [Malik changed his name from Mark Watson after converting to Islam].

Andrew Watson (back row centre)

The poet Malik Al Nasir has been on a journey to find his roots as a black Liverpudlian. It’s a journey that has taken him back in time and halfway around the world, before returning him right back to the city where he began.

It started with a photograph from the 19th Century of a man who could have been my double.

It was one o’clock in the morning and I was watching a TV documentary about 100 years of black footballers.    Continue reading

WORLD: A new forecast says the global population will peak at 9.7bn in 2064

  • That is well below the UN’s latest projections
  • sub-Saharan Africa 3.1-3.8 Billion – the only continent with a growing population

Graphic detail – The Economist  – Jul 17th 2020.

THE WORLD’S population may never grow as large as many had previously assumed. In a new paper, researchers at the Institute of Health Metrics and Evaluation at the University of Washington project that the global population will top out in 2064 and then fall steadily.
Current estimates by the UN’s Population Division reckon it will continue to grow until at least 2100. As a result, the IHME estimates a total population of 8.9bn in 2100; the UN places the number at about 10.9bn.  (see charts below)

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TOURISM: A Crash Course in Guyanese Cuisine | Gordon Ramsay: Uncharted

TOURISM: A Crash Course in Guyanese Cuisine | Gordon Ramsay: Uncharted

Jul 11, 2020 – Gordon Ramsay

Gordon meets with Chef Delvin Adams in Georgetown, Guyana to begin a crash course in Guyanese cooking.

About Gordon Ramsay: Uncharted: Gordon Ramsay travels the globe on an epic adventure, experiencing new cultures and new cuisines in search of culinary inspiration.

TRAVEL: LIAT can be restructured in 90 days – Antigua’s PM Gaston Browne

Prime Minister, Gaston Browne.

Antigua and Barbuda looks set to surge ahead with plans to restructure Liat after the governments of St Vincent and the Grenadines and Barbados Monday night agreed to sell their shareholdings for $1.

Prime Minister Gaston Browne made that disclosure on Antigua’s OBSERVER on Tuesday morning (July 21, 2020) after revealing that his regional counterparts have backed his plans to reorganise the ailing carrier.

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