Daily Archives: September 11, 2020

PROTESTS: Opposition Leader Joseph Harmon condemns President’s “rape” accusations

Joseph Harmon

Opposition Leader Joseph Harmon on Thursday condemned President Irfaan Ali’s claims that protesters against the killing of three youths had also raped innocent people.

“There are no known police reports of any rape associated with recent protest actions. Yet Mr. Ali, in his statement, among other charges said ‘raping people’s children has nothing to do with justice.’ What rape Mr. Ali? This is a figment of your speechwriter’s imagination,” Mr. Harmon said.        Continue reading

The September 11, 2001 World Trade Centre Disaster in New York – By Hubert Williams

The 9-11 Tragedy in New York City – By Hubert Williams

(On Tuesday, September 11, 2001, like hundreds of millions  worldwide, I watched in awe at the dramatic scenes unfolding on the television screen. Our anguish was common. The impact of this incredible disaster was to become more personal. My AA flight scheduled for September 12th, out of Barbados to New York’s JFK International Airport, was cancelled, like so many other flights across America and around the Globe.

One of my sisters, Mrs. Walterine  “Wendy” Sears, was halfway bound to New York from London where she resides when the British Airways flight turned around for its return to Heathrow Airport; and another sister, Mrs. Frances “Jean” Griffith, who held a manager’s position with the huge American Insurance Group (AIG) in a neighbouring skycraper, was among the dust-covered, panicked thousands running wildly from the Manhattan disaster zone towards the relative safety of the Brooklyn Bridge.      Continue reading

Guyanese helped build and died in the Twin Towers – by Francis Quamina Farrier

9-11- by Francis Quamina Farrier
The World Trade Center Twin Towers in downtown Manhattan, New York city, were well-known to me. Their construction which commenced in the early 1970s, was shortly after my first visit to ‘The Big Apple’ in 1969. I liked being a tourist in New York city, taking in the sights and sounds. Looking at the locals going by – always in a hurry. I also liked attending plays and musicals on Broadway and Off-Broadway.   
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Touring around, not only Brooklyn, but all the five boroughs of the city of New York was what I did. I was impressed with much of what I saw. I was truly impressed and in awe of the Empire State Building which was the tallest building in the world at that time. I had seen it in a few movies including King Kong.      Continue reading

America’s Long History of Scapegoating its Asian Citizens – BY Nina Strochlic | National Geographic

When leaders call COVID-19 the “China virus,” it harkens back to decades of state-sanctioned discrimination against Asian Americans.

BY Nina Strochlic | National Geographic

DANNY SATOW WAS walking home from a stroll around her neighborhood in Federal Way, a suburb just south of Seattle, when a heavy object slammed into her chest. A car whizzed by and a disembodied voice yelled a racial slur against Chinese people. The car melted into the rush of traffic, and Danny leaned over to pick up the liter of water that had hit her. Her collarbone stung, but she told herself it didn’t matter, she was fine. She stood still on the sidewalk and tried to channel her grandmother.    Continue reading